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University of Pennsylvaina
3451 Walnut Street
University City
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Cross Street: 36th Street
215.898.5000
General Information
The University of Pennsylvania is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

The University of Pennsylvania dates its founding to 1740, when a prominent evangelist, George Whitefield, and others established an educational trust fund and began construction of a large school building at Fourth and Arch streets in Philadelphia. The building was designed as a charity school for the children of working-class Philadelphians and as a house of worship for Whitefield's followers. University Of PennsylvainaFoundations were laid, and the walls of the "New Building," as it was called, began to rise. The cost, however, was much greater than the available resources, and the project went unfinished for a decade.

The University of Pennsylvania is a private, Ivy League research university located in West Philadelphia, PA founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. Penn is home to 12 schools including the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Nursing, the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Wharton School of Business, as well as several graduate and professional schools such as the School of Medicine.

Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff.

  • Campus Resorces:Located in West Philadelphia, the community offers a wealth of retail stores, restaurants, and unique opportunities. What kind of food do you like? We have it all Thai, Middle eastern, Japanese, Vegetarian, Italian, Vietnamese, Chinese, and even fast food. Retail shopping is available from all areas of campus including clothing, jewelry, books, and flowers. There are even banks and hair salons right on campus.
  • Schools:
  • Annenberg School for Communications
  • School of Design
  • Law School
  • School of Arts & Sciences
  • School of Dental Medicine
  • School of Engineering & Applied Science
  • Perelman School of Medicine
  • School of Nurcing
  • School of Social Policy & Practice
  • School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Wharton School
  • Clubs: All active sport clubs have obtained approval for the club to begin with the Office of Recreation Programs. Active sport clubs will have a faculty or staff advisor associated with them, however, the club's elected membership (president, vice- president, secretary and treasurer) usually manages all aspects of the sport club. Recognized sport clubs can receive funding from the campus activities fund through allocations approved by the Sport Club Allocation board.

    Culture: Penn's 262 acre campus includes a number of cultural opportunities, including Morris Arboretum, Annenberg Center, Arthur Ross Gallery, and The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Members of the Penn community can experience everything from classical music to botanical gardens, all within footsteps of your work location.
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