University of Pennsylvania
Penn has a proud tradition of translating knowledge into social-minded action that dates back to its founder, Benjamin Franklin. This tradition of active pragmatism, articulated in Franklin’s maxim “well-done is better than well-said,” lives today through the inclusive policies, innovative work, and impactful engagement of their faculty, students, and staff.
Grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and enriched by the integrated resources of four undergraduate and 12 graduate schools, Penn offers students an unparalleled education informed by inclusivity, intellectual rigor, research, and the impetus to create new knowledge to the benefit of individuals and communities around the world.
Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn enrols 10,000 undergraduate students and welcomes an additional 10,000 students to its world-renowned graduate and professional schools. Penn's award-winning educators and scholars encourage students to pursue inquiry and discovery, follow their passions, and address the world’s most challenging problems through an interdisciplinary approach.
It is one of the world's most powerful research and teaching institutions, with a research budget last year of nearly USD 1 billion and more than 4,000 active faculty members. The scale and interdisciplinary character of research and teaching sets Penn apart, and its highly ranked Perelman School of Medicine is one of the top recipients of NIH funding in the country.
A proud member of the Ivy League, Penn offers many unique and exciting opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to cheer on the mighty Quakers, participate in competitive team sports, and stay physically fit at state-of-the-art, world-class training centers. Penn Athletics provides intercollegiate and recreational opportunities that enrich the Penn student experience, and makes athletic facilities and activities available to the entire campus community.
From the one-of-a-kind museums on campus to accomplished student performances in music, dance, and theater, culture and the arts play a leading role in life at Penn. The Annenberg Center is a major cultural destination and crossroads in the performing arts, connecting regional audiences and the University through exposure to innovative human expression in theater, music, and dance.
Philadelphia is a historic and vibrant city. To this day, Penn’s 302-acre West Philadelphia campus reflects its rich heritage, a heritage closely bound with the birth of the United States, boasting more than 200 buildings and many notable landmarks, including the nation’s first student union and first double-decker college football stadium.
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