Following Benjamin Franklin’s educational philosophy, the University of Pennsylvania was founded to provide a practical education focused on commerce and service coupled with more academic pursuits like the classics or theology. This focus on interdisciplinary learning survives today, as the University of Pennsylvania counts on a number of prestigious and highly selective programs like the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business. Penn students study abroad more than students at any other Ivy League school, and with a diverse cadre of international students, they live and learn aware of the world around them. Students benefit from their first year residence in one of 11 college houses, where they can interact with faculty-in-residence as upperclassmen resident assistants. They volunteer in droves through the Civic House and Center for Community Partnerships and find time to enjoy the storied city of Philadelphia as well during their four years. UPenn has a rich history intertwined with our nation’s independence, as nine signers of the Declaration of Independence and 11 signers of the Constitution were once involved with the university.The University of Pennsylvania offers students a world-class liberal arts curriculum as well as pre-professional degrees that prepare them to be intelligent and open-minded citizens of the world.
|Admissions Phone||215 898-7507|
|Codes||SAT: 2926 ACT: 3732 FAFSA: 003378 CSS Profile: 2890|
|Location||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Major city, 100 miles North East of Baltimore|
|College Newspaper||The Daily Pennsylvanian|
|Enrollment||~10,000 undergraduate students|
|Popular Programs||Business, Engineering, Health Professions|
|Student Life||It is fitting that one of the nation’s oldest universities house some of the oldest student organizations as well. The Philomathean Society, the oldest collegiate literary society, the Mask and Wig Club, the oldest all-male musical comedy troupe and the University of Pennsylvania Glee Club, founded in 1862, are just a few. Apart from the countless clubs to join, students volunteer in East Philly, spend the day outside during Spring Fling and attend popular sporting events, especially basketball games.|
|International||~10% of undergrads; TOEFL: Required; SAT or ACT: Required; Financial Aid Available|
|Transfer||Yes, Fall; Statement of good standing from prior institution(s)|
|Crossover||Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Stanford|
|Other||Very Selective (~15% admitted), Early Decision, Common Application|
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