Founded in 1740 by Benjamin Franklin, the University of Pennsylvania is a private Ivy League with “very high research activity.” It ranks #8 on U.S. News & World Report’s National Universities list, and The Princeton Review labels this West Philadelphia institution as the 6th most selective school in the nation. UPenn’s Gothic-style campus is home to the nation’s first collegiate business school and medical school.
The University of Pennsylvania is a school of opportunity, and is only as good as you make it. I loved it with all my heart, because I let it take my breath away every moment as I walked down the beautiful Locust Walk to my classes, dorms, or to meet with friends. It can be challenging at times because of the academic rigor and competition, but the relationships you form with the amazing people around you can get you through it!
Helen from New York, NY
I rate UPenn at a 10 out of 10, I love my school and everything about it. I think what really makes us great is the oppurtunity to have a well rounded education so critical thinking is put at the center of all classes. In addition it is a beautiful campus with much history.