The University of Pennsylvania dates its founding to 1740, when a prominent evangelist, George Whitefield, and others established an educational trust fund and began construction of a large school building at Fourth and Arch streets in Philadelphia. The building was designed as a charity school for the children of working-class Philadelphians and as a house of worship for Whitefield's followers. Foundations were laid, and the walls of the "New Building," as it was called, began to rise. The cost, however, was much greater than the available resources, and the project went unfinished for a decade.

Top 3 reasons to study here

  • The Global Engagement Fund fosters creative, cross-disciplinary initiatives that have the potential to provide substantial benefits to the University.
  • Penn is a leader among peer institutions in recruiting international faculty.
  • Supporting innovative international programs, institutes, and initiatives; and working closely with global communities, countries, and partner institutions.

About

History

Penn dates its founding to 1740, when prominent evangelist George Whitefield had the idea of building a Philadelphia charity school that would double as a house of worship for his followers. After construction was underway, however, the cost was seen to be much greater than the available resources, and the project went unfinished for a decade.

Education

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.

Research

With more than $700 million in annual R&D expenditures, Penn is one of the nation's top research universities, not only generating important new knowledge in the fields of medicine, technology, business, science, and beyond, but applying this knowledge to improve the lives of individuals and communities at home and around the world. Innovative research that yields actionable knowledge is one of the cornerstones of Penn Compact 2020, President Gutmannís vision for the future of the University.

Master's Programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (3)
Arts, Design & Architecture (3)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Law (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at University of Pennsylvania!

Services

Student services

International Student and Scholar Services offers a wide range of services and resources to help international students, faculty, and visiting scholars, including advice, information, and referrals in such areas as immigration, employment, and overseas travel.

Housing services

Penn Home Ownership Services, helps foster the University's commitment to neighborhood development by offering incentives, and support to faculty and staff to purchase and renovate homes.

Library services

Penn Libraries is a rich network of information resources, innovative collaborative spaces, and human expertise, offering access to knowledge throughout the University of Pennsylvania and around the globe. Comprising fifteen physical libraries, with more than 7 million volumes, a vast digital collection, and millions of manuscript items, it is the primier research collection.

Medical services

University of Pennsylvania Health System

  • Penn Medicineís central source for information, including physician directories, directions to facilities, appointment scheduling, and health advice from one of America's best hospitals.
Student Health Service
  • Schedule appointments online and learn about health services available at Penn, including emergency care, insurance, vaccines, and women's health.

Student Life

Campus life

West Philadelphia, home to the Penn campus, sits across from the Schuylkill River from Center City, Philadelphia. The neighborhood is characterized by tree-lined residential neighborhoods with pre-war apartment buildings, brick-row homes, ornate Victorian twins and charming single-family homes.

Sports facilities

  • The University of Pennsylvania's historic football stadium has hosted the best in collegiate and professional competition for most of the century.
  • Penn men's and women's basketball games, volleyball and wrestling matches are played at the historic Palestra, the most storied gymnasium in the history of collegiate athletics.
  • The Penn men's and women's squash programs have been calling the Ringe Squash Courts
  • Sheerr Pool - this facility has the capacity to be either 2 short-course pools
  • Ellen Vagelos C'90 Field is the home of the University of Pennsylvania field hockey team.
  • Student-athletes at Penn have the privilege of playing at one of the best baseball stadiums in the Ivy League

Student clubs

  • Alpha Chi Rho
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Alpha Phi
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Alpha Sigma Phi
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Kappa Epsilon
  • Delta Psi--St. Anthony Hall
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
  • Lambda Phi Epsilon International Fraternity, Inc.
  • Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.
  • Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc.
  • Sigma Lambda Upsilon Sorority, Inc.
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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