University of Pennsylvania

Campus Overview
The region’s premier university, Penn is an Ivy League school with a rich history dating back to its founder, Benjamin Franklin. In addition to being considered the first American university, Penn innovated the nation’s first student union, first school of medicine, first collegiate business school and the world’s first computer. Today the Wharton School of Business and the School of Nursing are perennial leaders in their respective realms for undergraduates, and the College of Arts and Sciences is distinguished on an international scale. Beyond its academic notoriety, Penn is a world-renowned research institution, a hub for multiculturalism and an oasis of green space in its urban University City setting.

Be Sure to Check Out…
Penn Park. This 2011 transformation to the Schuylkill River’s west bank features a softball stadium, two multipurpose Astroturf fields, and 12 tennis courts, not to mention beautiful urban green space. The park is a welcome expansion to Penn’s campus, connecting University City students to Center City Philadelphia culture in a whole new way. 3451 Walnut St., Philadelphia, Pa., (215) 898-5000,

the numbers
• 10,301 full-time undergraduates
• Median SAT score of 1800 (comparable to ACT score of 33)
• $39,088 annual tuition ($12,368 annual room and board fees)
• 87 undergraduate majors
• No. 8 national universities by U.S. News
• 12.43 percent acceptance

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See also: Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University

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