University of Pennsylvania

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Benjamin Franklin founded Penn as the nation's first university in 1740.

Our Founder, Benjamin Franklin












This is Penn

Proudly Penn

Liberal Arts and Sciences in Practice

From all 50 states and 111 countries, Penn undergraduates pursue studies in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities alongside purposeful preparation in business, engineering, and nursing.

91 Undergraduate majors

One Unified Campus

Penn's physical and intellectual connections encourage shared learning experiences. A walkable, 302-acre campus links the resources of 4 undergraduate and 12 graduate and professional schools, 3 teaching hospitals, 15 libraries, and 100+ research centers.

At Home In Philadelphia

Penn makes its home in Philadelphia’s energetic and artistic University City neighborhood. The nation’s fifth-largest city is a hub of culture, commerce, and cuisine, which will enrich your Penn experience.

 

 

Academics

Penn has the only undergraduate nursing school in the Ivy League.

Academics

School of Nursing

Penn Nursing students combine a liberal arts and sciences foundation with intensive clinical experiences at more than 300 health care facilities, including the nation’s top-ranked children’s hospital.

8:1 Nursing student-to-faculty ratio in clinical settings

Apply What You Learn

Nursing students complete at least 864 hours of clinical rotations, learning in partnership with the nation’s leading nurse educators. Their learning and experiences are enhanced through research, overseas study, and involvement with public health outreach initiatives.

Your Future

After completing the BSN course of study, 80% of Penn Nursing graduates pursue one of the School’s 19 master’s degree programs.  Students can have close to 75 percent of their graduate degree tuition covered through joint funding from the University of Pennsylvania Health System and Penn Nursing.

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Academics

70 Percent of College courses have 25 or fewer students

Academics

College Of Arts And Sciences

College students pursue integrated study within a flexible curriculum, gaining skills that are grounded in theory but also relevant and useful in the professional world. The College offers 56 majors, 80 minors, and 2,000+ courses.

1,600+different major/minor degree combinations pursued by the College Class of 2013

Apply What You Learn

College students anchor their learning in practical experience, participating in the creation, synthesis, application, and transmission of new knowledge. Students blur the lines between academic disciplines through unique combinations of majors and minors.

Your Future

Students in the College are prepared to offer the world creative solutions to problems. Equipped with an intellectually flexible education, students in the College are ready for success in an increasingly complex world. 91% of the class of 2013 is employed or attending graduate school.

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Academics

Penn Engineering students apply what they learn, whether designing and racing alternative-energy vehicles or perfecting robot soccer players for competition in the international ROBOCUP.

Academics

Penn Engineering

Combining fundamental science, professional practice, and leadership development, Penn Engineering’s innovative curriculum provides an understanding of today’s most important technologies. Students study in 14 majors, 4 interdisciplinary minors, and three dual-degree programs.

100 Percent of Penn Engineering students complete a capstone research project

Apply What You Learn

From creating the world’s first electronic general-purpose computer, ENIAC, to pushing the boundaries in the areas of nanotechnology, information systems, and biological engineering, Penn emphasizes practical learning with 75 percent of students collaborating with faculty on their research.

Your Future

Penn Engineering’s reputation commands employers’ attention: nearly 400 companies recruit on campus annually. Graduates are innovators and entrepreneurs prepared to lead tomorrow’s high-tech world.

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Academics

48 classrooms, 57 group study rooms, and a 4,000-square-foot forum help make Wharton’s Huntsman Hall the world’s most advanced academic center for business education.

Academics

Wharton School of Business

The world’s first business school, Wharton combines a comprehensive undergraduate business education with extensive study in the liberal arts and sciences. Wharton’s 225+ professors constitute one of the world's largest and most cited business faculties.

20+ Concentrations in business

Apply What You Learn

Wharton takes a practice-based approach to learning through teamwork. In the Management 100 course, first-year students work in small teams to identify problems and create solutions with local non-profits. Students discover the latest business ideas and trends with faculty utilizing the 20 research centers devoted to business education.

Your Future

A top ranked undergraduate business program, Wharton advances the world’s economic and social well-being. Graduates join a global network of 92,000 alumni in 140 countries. Approximately two-thirds of graduates are able to advance their careers without returning to school to complete an MBA.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid

We Meet Full Demonstrated Need

Penn opens its doors to the world’s best minds by:

  • offering a need-blind admission policy (admitting the most qualified applicants regardless of their families' ability to pay)
  • meeting the full need of all admitted U.S. citizens and permanent residents (and those of Canada and Mexico) for all four years

Graduate debt-free

Penn makes it possible for its students to graduate without debt by:

  • excluding loans from aid packages
  • devoting more than $197 million annually to undergraduate aid
  • offering 83 percent of incoming freshmen who applied for aid assistance through Penn’s generous aid policies

A “Best Value”

Penn is among Kiplinger’s top 10 “Best Values in Private Universities,” a ranking that considers tuition, quality of education, and generosity of aid.

$44,843 Average award for aided incoming freshmen in 2014