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.
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In 1749, Benjamin Franklin –- printer, inventor and future founding father of the United States –- published his famous essay, Proposals Relating to the Education of Youth, circulated it among Philadelphia's leading citizens and organized 24 trustees to form an institution of higher education. Led by Franklin, they purchased the property of the New Building and assumed the responsibility of its educational trust. In 1751, Penn opened its doors to the children of the gentry and common people alike as the "Academy and Charitable School in the Province of Pennsylvania."
Franklin's educational aims –- to train young people for leadership in business, government and public service -– were innovative for the time. In the 1750s, the other Colonial American colleges educated young men for the Christian ministry, but Franklin's proposed program of study was much more like the modern liberal arts curriculum. His fellow trustees were unwilling to implement most of his ideas, and Penn's first provost, the Rev. Dr. William Smith, soon turned the curriculum back into traditional channels.
College HallTechnical drawing of College Hall.In subsequent years, Penn obtained a collegiate charter (1755), graduated its first class (1757), established the first medical school in the American colonies (1765) and became the first American institution of higher education to be named a university (1779). Then, in 1802, Penn expanded to a new campus on Ninth Street, between Market and Chestnut streets. By the 1860s, however, the University had outgrown the space, and in 1872 the trustees built a new campus in the street-car suburb of West Philadelphia.

Penn is one of the nation's premier research universities with more than $700 million in annual R & D expenditures.A broad multidisciplinary approach creates faculty-student collaborations across Penn's 12 schools.
Penn has long been a hub of robotics research, and continues to be at the center of this expanding field of study, designing intelligent machines for the changing times.

Research

Penn is one of the nation's premier research universities with more than $700 million in annual R & D expenditures.A broad multidisciplinary approach creates faculty-student collaborations across Penn's 12 schools.
Penn has long been a hub of robotics research, and continues to be at the center of this expanding field of study, designing intelligent machines for the changing times.

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

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Health and WelfareCounseling and Psychological Services

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Student Health Service
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Student Employment
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Student Life

Penns settinga tight-knit, beautiful, green campus in the nations fifth-largest cityoffers the best of two worlds. With 187 buildings on 279 continuous acres, Penns campus facilitates both intellectual and social connections, and fosters an indomitable community spirit. Locust WalkVibrant and tree-lined, Penns central artery is a place to gather, share ideas, promote causes, and discover new interests. It brings the Universitys vast resources together while serving as the physical heart of the Penn community. A friendly, intimate space, Locust Walk feels worlds removed from the city lightsyet within minutes, students can find themselves on the bustling streets of University City or in the middle of Center City Philadelphia.
University City Penns neighborhood, University City is an artsy, dynamic college town. From nearby Clark Park (featuring its own Shakespeare Company), to the 300,000-square-foot University Square shopping complex, to a fleet of 50+ food trucks that serve up quick, cheap cuisine from around the world, students can get anything they need within a few blocks of campus.
Penn Park A green gateway from Penn into Center City Philadelphia, the recently completed Penn Park is a 24-acre recreational and athletic facilityas well as a model for sustainable urban development. Featuring sprint turf fields, a softball stadium, a tennis center, and an enclosed seasonal air structure, the park also collects two million gallons of storm water annually and saves 300,000 watts of energy per hour through a green lighting system.

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