What is your favorite memory at Penn?

Every karaoke BYO, for sure.

Absent Aardvark, April 15th 3:47 AM

How hard is it to get a double in the Hill? (it's my first choice & I have a roommate already)

It's very hard to gauge. I went random and put a Hill double as my first choice and got it, but I've also heard of people getting deferred to their second or third choices. Just put your options in order of preference and submit; there isn't much more that you can do past that.

How are the single rooms in the Hill?

There are two sizes of singles in Hill. One type is a handicap-reserved room that is the same size as a double but without the extra closet. It's crazy large, especially since there is one less bed in there to take up space. They have a hearing impaired doorbell which people like to press in the hallway which is kind of loud lol. Β The other type is a smaller room tucked into the corners of the halls. They are smaller, but it doesn't feel cramped since you're just there by yourself. Both of them are just like the rest of Hill: renovated and clean. Would recommend.

Zesty Zebra, May 1st, 2019 1:13 PM

Greetings! I'm currently deciding on which house to rank as my #1 choice β€” the Quad or the Hill. One of my factors into consideration is the bathroom situation. While I know that the Hill have more spacious/private bathrooms, I'm curious to see those of the Quad.

If it's possible, can anyone take photos/a video of the entire Quad Bathroom?

It would truly help me! Thank you!

lol sure

Absent Aardvark, April 29th 4:17 AM

Smh can't believe this request was granted. Kids are spoiled these days.

Rumbling Raccoon, May 1 5:33 AM

What the difference between LGST 100 and LGST 101? How much harder is the latter, and is there any advantage to taking one over the other?

LGST 101 gives you a great overview of all kinds of law - criminal law, tort law, constitutional law. My professor (Laufer) would discuss cases each lecture, which were pretty interesting! I haven't taken LGST 100, but I believe it's an interesting class on business ethics. Discussions are around relevant topics in the social and ethical dilemmas we might encounter in our careers. Here's a syllabus for LGST 101, and here's one for LGST 100. It wasn't hard to get an A in LGST 101 (and heard the same for LGST 100), but some professors might be a bit harder than others.

Wallowing Whale, April 28, 2019, 8:45pm

What is the time commitment for Kite and Key, and how do I apply to be in it?

Not exactly sure on the details, but this might be able to help: (good luck!)

Perky Puffin, April 25, 2019 10:48 AM

What is the best College House in the Quad to get a single?

Ware, for sure.

Absent Aardvark, April 19th 12:08 AM

I had a single in Ware my freshman year. It was depressingly tiny, but also pretty cosy. One thing that annoyed me a little was that my friend who lived one floor above me also had a single and it was twice the size of my room.

Rumbling Raccoon, April 25th 1:35 AM

How hard is it to get into the uncoordinated dual degree program for Wharton? Is the workload hard to keep up if I want to pursue a major (or two minors) at the College (currently interested in Spanish, history, and compsci as possibilities) as well?

Also, are a lot of the recruiting opportunities for IBs and consulting firms limited to the students at Wharton or are they generally accessible by people across the different schools at Penn?


Chill dude β€” I know people at Penn have a tendency to do so, but why work yourself to death? Try taking at least the intro class for each of the major/minor you're interested in before making a decision. The workload is definitely very hard for uncoordinated dual (check question adee47), and you'll never know whether it's worth it until you get through a semester with 7 classes.

For recruiting, the opportunities (on campus) are there for everyone, but it might help to have that Wharton name on your resume.

Rumbling Raccoon, April 25th 2019 1:27 am

What are placement exams and how do they work?

You take placement exams to determine what level class to start with, or to try and get credit for classes in stuff like math, language, etc. They're usually around the beginning of the semester, but for more info you'd need to look online or ask and advisor.

ex. here's the math placement from last sem:

Chunky Chipmunk, April 24th 2019 2:10AM

Should I take FNCE 100 or FNCE 101 first?

It doesn't make too much of a difference, in my opinion. I took them concurrently for example, but I know friends who have done both orders. They're very different classes - FNCE 100 focuses more on a corporate finance level that will be more in line with banking and accounting, while FNCE 101 is macroeconomics and more of a theoretical side.

Bovine Bear, April 23 2019, 10:00AM