University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
47%
53%
Size of Town
Major city
In-State Students
19%
Out-Of-State Students
81%
US States Represented
50
Countries Represented
102
Ethnicity
African American
7%
Asian/Pacific Islander
19%
Hispanic
10%
White
43%
Multiracial
5%
Unknown
3%
Percent of First Generation Students
19%
Student Organizations
350
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes
Cultural Student Resource Groups
Yes

Housing

0
100
55%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No
Disability Housing Available
Yes
0
100
100%
Freshman Living on Campus

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Quakers
School Colors
red and blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Ivy Group
Total Male Athletes
517
Total Female Athletes
373
Intramural Sports
7
Sports Club
41
Sports Team (Men)
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Wrestling
Sports Team (Women)
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Fencing
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
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Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

3.89 Average Rating
Dining halls are not created equally. However, there are tons of dining halls and alternate options on campus (Subway, Starbucks, Burger Stop, and more restaurants than I can count).
Josh from Dayville, CT
Again, pretty standard, dining is conveniently placed throughout campus but the best opportunities to dine come from the restaurants around campus and near by in the city.
Ami from Philadelphia, PA
Food is pretty average. Most people don't do a dining plan after freshman year.
Sabrina from Chicago, IL
I enjoyed the fact that as a freshman, I was forced into having a meal plan. I know that if I didn't have one, I would be entirely too thin. It was a great way to build community as I shared so many meals with my fellow freshman. The food is not spectacular, but I do remember some amazing stand out meals.

Outside of dining, Philadelphia has the BEST restaurants. I know this is a bold statement, but heading down to center city and even walking a little further north, there are some great meals for great prices. I would suggest Barbuzzo (my all time favorite Mediterranean restaurant), Marakesh (an Ethiopian restaurant where you use your hands as utensils), Han Dynasty (a Spicy Chinese restaurant that my cousin owns), and Green Eggs (the best brunch around). Lastly, I'll add, food trucks are a must.
Helen from New York, NY
Food on campus isn't too bad. It's not the best food, but UPenn does offer many food options, so if something doesn't quite fit your taste, there is always something else. Plus UPenn is located in the city, so there are plenty of off campus restaurant options.
Brittany from East Elmhurst, NY
Cafeteria food is exactly like you would expect: so-so, but there are three different dining halls, so there is at least a choice (and everyone has their favorite between Commons, King's Court, and Hill). Philadelphia has awesome restaurants on a bus/subway ride away, but there are not many restaurants directly off-campus (beside Bobby's Burger Palace, which is to die for!)
Samantha from Philadelphia, PA

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