|Setting:||Large City Setting|
|Size:||Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)|
|On-Campus Housing Available:||Yes|
The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia excels in producing future leaders through its liberal arts and sciences programs and research opportunities at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels.
A large part of an education at the university is social outreach. Over 300 volunteer and community service programs are offered, as well as over 160 academic community services courses. These organizations and events are coordinated by the Civic House, the Fox Leadership program, Penn Volunteers in Public Service, and more.
Academics include undergraduate degrees offered in over 140 programs, ranging from Actuarial Sciences to Comparative Literature to Insurance and Risk Management. Penn is a member of the Ivy League, so you can be confident that the education you get there will be top-notch, no matter which program you choose.
Graduate programs include over 180 different options, like Anthropology, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Classical Studies, Women’s Studies, and many more.
Admissions require students to submit both a University of Pennsylvania application and Common Application as well as results of the ACT with writing portion or the SAT reasoning test and two SAT subject tests. Penn’s admissions are competitive due to its status as a top school in the nation.
Financial aid at Penn, as with other Ivy League schools, is awarded solely based on financial need. Forms include Pell grants, the Penn grant, SEOG grants, work study programs, and more. Penn aims to provide aid packages that do not include loans.
63% of students gave University of Pennsylvania 5 stars overall.
One of the best parts about attending Penn was the chance to get internships in Philadelphia. There were some that were available through work study so that you could get paid as well. This was a great way to build your resume while still in school.
Penn was a good mix of smart kids who had more going on then just studying. There was something there for everyone. As a student athlete I appreciated the quality of the academic and athletic mix. Students were serious about their academic pursuits but not to the exclusion of all else.
University of Pennsylvania
34th and Spruce Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.
Seasonal average temperatures for Philadelphia, PA
|Full-Time Undergrad Students||13,190|
|Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)||27,998|
- Latino: 8%
- African American: 8%
- Caucasian: 53%
- Asian: 19%
- Unknown and Other: 12%
|Unknown and Other||12%|
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