University of Pennsylvania | Student Feedback

  1. How many credits are required to complete the graduation and how do you spread them? – You need to take 10 credits. So it can be either 3-3-2-2 or 3-3-3-1. There are few students who take 4 courses in a semester and try to finish MS in 1.5 years. This totally depends on the student.

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  1. What is the approximate living expense for both on and off campus arrangements?What is your suggestion regarding the same?-On campus living is too expensive. Rent itself is $800 followed by your expenses on food and parties. Off Campus is pretty cheap. I am currently paying 350$ rent and have a personal room . Food+groceries+parties=150$-200$ per month.

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  1. How is the payment of fees made? Is it termwise or yearly?– The payment is termwise. So you will be paying your fees for 3 courses in September for Fall 2016 and again for Spring 2017 in January next year.

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  1. I intend to take RA/TA as early as possible. Is it possible to get it in the first semester itself? – It is possible to take RA/TA in the first semester but you wont be paid as the professors would want to know how you work. I have worked as an RA in the 1st semester and as a library assistant for which I was paid and could cover my rent every month. Also from second semester you can get a RA ship provided you have made good contacts with people here.

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  1. Are there any kind of scholarships available? – NO SCHOLARSHIPS AT UPENN

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  1. How are the placements for the course? Which companies conducted campus interviews for placements last year? – You are 100% sure of getting a a job when you are pursuing MS in Embedded Systems at UPenn. My senior batch had a batch strength of 10 students in EMBS and 6 of them are placed in Microsoft/Taser/Oracle. Rest 4 are still searching but will finally get 1 by the end of this term.