University of Pennsylvania - Dormitories



Rating Posted By Comment
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
TheWin
August 08 2013
We did not see the interior but exterior looks fine [View Full Report]
Keiki48
October 15 2012
Unfortunately I didn't see any. [View Full Report]
3 - Good
3 - Good
itisallforgotten
January 29 2012
Some residences are old and crummy like Hill House. Inside looks like an old penitentiary- students joked "A penitentiary at Penn". [View Full Report]
wrldtravlr
September 07 2011
We did not see a dorm, just the outside. Tour guide stated that there were all kinds, but it appeared many students moved out by soph or junior year. Special dorm area for most Freshman. [View Full Report]
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
xxshannon10xx
May 16 2011
Depends on what you want- stereotypical dormitory style to apartment style. But I've heard you don't always get your top choice(s). [View Full Report]
3 - Good
3 - Good
seiclan
July 12 2010
We only got to see the outside of the buildings but the freshman quad was beautiful. They are currently putting in all new windows and new furniture. [View Full Report]
3 - Good
3 - Good
wealthynot
April 08 2010
Old school dorm. We didn't go inside. [View Full Report]
fogfog
April 06 2010
If the general tour included it--we missed it -as we had an appt on campus elsewhere and had to leave early. [View Full Report]
3 - Good
3 - Good
Malinaccier
April 19 2009
I didn't see them at the school (they won't let anyone in), but I looked on their websites and they looked decent in the videos. [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Sugar Magnolia
March 25 2009
I stayed in the Quad one summer and the laundry rooms were nasty but I wasn't really expecting a palace. I think at a school with over-the-top dorms, it would be cool at first but wear off... [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
jptoor
October 19 2008
Wood floors are a nice touch, however, some houses (Ware) felt like walking into an asylum. The rooms are small compared to Stanford and UCSB and NW, but very nice. Well maintained, gorgeous facade. [View Full Report]
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
danceluvur26
August 17 2008
Didn't see them. [View Full Report]
3 - Good
3 - Good
bclintonk
July 27 2008
Look OK from the outside but we weren't able to get inside. [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
2-iron
May 28 2008
Didn't see any insides, but they seemed like a real step up from anything I've seen before. The lack of frat houses means that EVERYONE gets the dorm experience. [View Full Report]
esobay
April 15 2008
I didn't see [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
wharton4life
April 03 2008
Penn once again demonstrates it diversity, this time amongst its housing. Students have options ranging from modern, high-rise apartments to classic Ivy dorms in the Quad. [View Full Report]
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
arachnophobia12
August 27 2007
The dorms I saw were nice, although I thought the high-rise dorms were kind of small. [View Full Report]
LuckMC11
August 27 2007
they wouldn't take us inside to see one (i do not know why since summer classes weren't even in session) [View Full Report]
2 - Fair
2 - Fair
KLee0891
August 26 2007
They are not bad but not nice 4 dresser, a desk, a bed. There are 2 showers and 2 toilets for all the men on the floor (over 50 people) and same goes for women and the bathrooms are smelly and dirty. [View Full Report]
midatlmom
June 29 2007
Didn't see [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
FMHS1
June 18 2007
Housing off campus is 2 blocks away and the company who builds the houses is owned by Penn! The outsides of all the dormitories were amazing(especially the quad) but we were not allowed in one. [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
icantthinkofaname
November 01 2006
I saw the Quad, and it was beautiful. The rooms seem to be pretty normal, but the atmosphere is awesome. [View Full Report]
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
idontliketherain
October 22 2006
Not palace-like, but they seemed quite roomy and above average for sure. We were shown a dorm on the Quad. [View Full Report]
3 - Good
3 - Good
paro46
September 25 2006
I saw only hill college - and the dorms are tiny!! it may be a little on the ghetto side -but the dining area inside the courtyard makes up for that. and im hoping the quad looks better than hill college. [View Full Report]
ShanghaiMom
September 18 2006
Our tour did not get to see dorms [View Full Report]
3 - Good
3 - Good
jason777
August 19 2006
On campus housing only houses 60% of students, but don't let this turn you off right away. All freshmen live in dorms. The Quad is absolutely breathtaking, and many students live here. Hill is the other main frosh dorm, and it is not as architectu [View Full Report]
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
ivyracer
August 13 2006
We didn't go inside the dorms, but the outside seemed organized and clean, with lots of security surrounding the dorms. [View Full Report]