Four Schools, One University

There’s no one path to success here. Penn has four undergraduate schools that each offer unique opportunities, all on one campus. And our students have access to all of them. You’ll choose a school or program to serve as your home base, but you’ll never be limited to just one thing. Take classes that interest you, regardless of the school they're in. Pursue an Interschool Minor. Or even a second degree. And if you don’t see the path you want to take? We’ll help you make one.

About Penn

First things first: We’re the University of Pennsylvania (aka Penn), an Ivy League research university founded by Ben Franklin in the heart of Philadelphia. Did that sound stuffy? It felt stuffy. Here’s what we’re really about:

Penn is a place for people who want to do something big. But it’s also for people for who want to try a bunch of little things first. It’s a place for sparking revolutionary ideas. For pioneering thinkers. And it’s a place that will help you figure out what inspires and excites you. Where you won’t just gain knowledge, you’ll make it. You’ll research solutions, invent ideas, engineer art – all in a culture that’s not about perfection, but about perfecting the pursuit.

The people who love it here? People who are drawn to other people and who are curious about everything. This is the time to figure things out. Try everything that seems worthwhile. You’ll find what truly is.

Sound like the place for you? Then we can’t wait to meet you.

Stats and Facts

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Student-Faculty Ratio

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Undergraduate Students

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Penn Meets 100% of Demonstrated Need with Grants!

Affordability and Aid

Here at Penn, we believe the hard part about college shouldn’t be paying for it. That’s why all undergraduate financial aid is awarded on the basis of financial need (aka, need-based aid). We are committed to making a Penn education accessible and affordable by meeting 100% of demonstrated need with grants and work-study funding. Those are funds you don’t have to pay back, meaning its possible to graduate debt-free!