University of Pennsylvania (U Penn)

Philadelphia, PA

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University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania

U Penn Housing

  • On-Campus Housing Available
  • Freshmen Students Required to Live on Campus
  • Meal Service
  • Co-ed Dorms
  • Sorority Housing
  • Fraternity Housing
  • Single-Student Apartments
  • Married-Student Apartments
  • Special Housing for Disabled Students
Room & Board Expenses $12,368
Living On-Campus 62%
Living Off-Campus 38%

U Penn Ratings & Reviews

Overall College Life Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 8 Reviews

63% of students gave University of Pennsylvania 4 stars in College Life.

Student Ratings

Alumnus - Grad Year 2009

College Life Rating

Penn has a pretty active social life. There are always lots of events on campus, and there are frat houses off campus. Spring Fling is a huge event in the spring that brings big name artists for the concert and is often the highlight of the year.


Alumnus - Grad Year 1986

College Life Rating

Penn was an excellent mix of smart kids who also knew how to have a good time. If you wanted to pledge a fraternity or sorority it was available, but not necessary to enjoying the school. As a student athlete, I appreciated the opportunity to compete and still be encouraged to focus on academics. It was a nice mix.


U Penn Campus Safety

Emergency Hotline
(215) 898-6600
Medical Center Emergency Department
(215) 746-3535
Campus Police
4040 Chestnut St Philadelphia, PA 19104

U Penn Athletics

Quick Facts
Team Mascot: Quakers
School Song: The Red and the Blue
School Colors: red and blue
Official Athletics Site: www.pennathletics.com
Athletic Facilities baseball, basketball, football and soccer stadiums, boathouse, health and fitness center, softball field, squash and tennis courts, swimming pool, weight room, wrestling complex
Athletic Conferences: NAA, NCAA
Football: Ivy Group
Basketball: Ivy Group
Baseball: Ivy Group
Track: Ivy Group

Athletics Department at University of Pennsylvania

Athletic Director Name
Steve Bilsky
Athletic Department Email
athdir@pobox.upenn.edu
Athletic Department Address
Director of Athletics, University of Pennsylvania, 235 33rd Street, Weightman Hall, Philadelphia, PA

U Penn Student Organizations

Greek Organizations
Number of Fraternities: 32
Number of Sororities: 14
Percentage of Men in Fraternities: 30%
Percentage of Women in Sororities: 27%
Military Programs
ROTC Army
ROTC Navy
ROTC Air Force

Other Organizations

  • Academic Clubs
  • Business
  • Environmental
  • Gay and Lesbian
  • Music Organizations (Band, Choir, etc.)
  • Political Activism
  • Theatre/Drama
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Religious Organizations
  • Minority Organizations
  • Student Government
  • Student Newspaper
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
  • Television Station

U Penn Student Services

Computer & Technological Services

  • Internet Access
  • Computers in Residence Halls
  • Computers in Libraries
  • Computer Labs
  • Computers in Student Center
  • Email Account Provided by School

Career & Employment Services

  • Career Counseling
  • Internship Placement
  • Career / Job Search Classes
  • Interest Inventory
  • On-Campus Job Interviews
  • Resume Assistance
  • Alumni Network
  • Interview Training
  • Other: career library, career fairs.

Counseling Services

  • Minority Student Counseling
  • Military Counseling
  • Veteran Counseling
  • Older Student Counseling
  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Personal Counseling
  • Academic Counseling
  • Psychological Counseling
  • Religious Counseling
  • Other: alcohol/substance abuse, birth control, financial aid, career, military, minority student, nontraditional student, veterans, personal, psychological, religious, spiritual counseling, and legal service counseling.

Physically Handicapped Services

  • Note-Taking Service
  • Recording Devices
  • Tutors
  • Reader Services
  • Interpreters for Hearing-Impaired
  • Special Transportation
  • Special Housing
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Braille Services
  • Talking Books
  • Other: accommodations counseling, adaptive technology, testing accommodations, services and facilities for the hearing impaired.

Other Services at University of Pennsylvania

School Store / Bookstore

  • Health Services
  • On-Campus Child Care
  • Library on Campus
  • Non-Remedial Tutoring
  • Placement Services
  • Women’s Center
  • Health Insurance
  • Other: Adult (re-entering) student, commuter/transport, economically disadvantaged student, undergraduate employment, financial management, health, legal, minority student, and computer support programs/services. Health education program.

Famous Alumni

  • Hon. Arlen Specter, Senior U.S. Senator for Pennsylvania
  • Andrea Mitchell, NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent
  • John Legend, musician/vocalist/songwriter and six-time Grammy Award-Winner.

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