University of Pennsylvania
The University of Pennsylvania (Commonly referred to ass Penn) is part of Ivy League universities. The institution is a private research university based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.
The founder of the university was Benjamin Franklin who advocated an educational program that focused as much on practical education for commerce and public service as on the classics and theology. Penn was one of the first academic institutions to follow a multidisciplinary model pioneered by several European universities, concentrating multiple “faculties” (e.g., theology, classics, medicine) into one institution.
Penn is consistently included among the top five research universities in the US, and among the top research universities in the world, both in terms of quality and in terms of quantity of research.
Academics at University of Pennsylvania
The university has 12 schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education.
- Annenberg School for Communication
- Graduate School of Education
- Law School
- Perelman School of Medicine
- School of Arts and Sciences
- School of Dental Medicine
- School of Design
- School of Engineering and Applied Science
- School of Nursing
- School of Social Policy & Practice
- School of Veterinary Medicine
- Wharton School