- 4 Year
- PHILADELPHIA, PA
- Academicsgrade A+
- Valuegrade A+
- Diversitygrade A+
- Campusgrade A minus
- Athleticsgrade B
- Party Scenegrade A+
- Professorsgrade A+
- Locationgrade A+
- Dormsgrade B minus
- Campus Foodgrade C+
- Student Lifegrade A+
- Safetygrade B
First things first: We’re the University of Pennsylvania (aka Penn), an Ivy League research university founded by Ben Franklin in the heart of Philadelphia. Did that sound stuffy? It felt stuffy. Here’s what we’re really about:
Penn is a place for people who want to do something big. But it’s also for people for who want to try a bunch of little things first. It’s a place for sparking revolutionary ideas. For pioneering thinkers. And it’s a place that will help you figure out what inspires and excites you. Where you won’t just gain knowledge, you’ll make it. You’ll research solutions, invent ideas, engineer art – all in a culture that’s not about perfection, but about perfecting the pursuit.
The people who love it here? People who are drawn to other people and who are curious about everything. This is the time to figure things out. Try everything that seems worthwhile. You’ll find what truly is.
Sound like the place for you? Then we can’t wait to meet you.
University of Pennsylvania Rankings
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Most Popular Majors
- Finance390 Graduates
- Economics225 Graduates
- Management Sciences and Information Systems215 Graduates
- Business196 Graduates
- Nursing189 Graduates
- Biology163 Graduates
- Philosophy158 Graduates
- Political Science and Government158 Graduates
- Information Science153 Graduates
- Neuroscience and Neurobiology121 Graduates
Four Schools, One University
There’s no one path to success here. Penn has four undergraduate schools that each offer unique opportunities, all on one campus. As an applicant, you’ll choose one of our four schools (or coordinated dual-degree programs) to serve as your home base, but you’ll never be limited to just one thing. Begin in one school, take classes in another. Or pursue an Interschool Minor. Or even a second degree.
- Mix of Online and on Campus7%
- On Campus88%
- Work hard, play hard21%
- Overly stressed obsessively "busy"16%
- There is no typical student16%
- Composed and hard working6%
- "Composed", actually chronically stressed4%
- Work Hard Play Hard49%
University of Pennsylvania Reviews
The students are diverse. As a world-renowned Ivy League school, Penn takes students from all over the globe, with a variety of racial and gender identities, backgrounds, hobbies, and academic interests. When I meet new people here, they always blow my mind.
Opportunities are everywhere. Penn is a research institution with renowned researchers in just about every field imaginable, and the cool thing is, everyone can be found within one campus! This makes it possible to get involved with research of all sorts, including typically graduate-level fields like medicine, law, or dental medicine.
Philadelphia is full of discoveries. Penn is situated near Philadelphia's Center City, a city with an amazingly rich history. I especially love the culture of volunteering and philanthropy here.
Penn may be hard to get in, but life here is phenomenal!