The Albert M. Greenfield Intercultural Center (GIC) is Penn's resource for enhancing students' intercultural knowledge, competency, and leadership through our programs, advising, and advocacy. The GIC also offers numerous courses for credit, programs, and services designed to engage students around diversity and enhance their cultural competency skills for the 21st century.
Learn more about the GIC.
Academics are an important part of your application, but we also want to know what you’re like outside the classroom. The Activities section of your application offers our Admissions Committee a glimpse into what excites you, what you’re passionate about, what responsibilities you have at home, and some of the ways you’re contributing to your community.
Connecting the University’s mission of civic outreach to the needs of neighboring communities, Penn’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships supports programming and course work that give Penn students opportunities to integrate learning and service. Of the 160 Academically Based Community Service (ABCS) courses that are offered through the Netter Center, around half are offered because Penn students work to identify community problems and are driven to find solutions.
Read more about the Netter Center and ABCS courses.
Our Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) program attracts leading professors whose scholarship and teaching fall at the overlap of disciplines—and who hold joint appointments in more than one of Penn’s schools.
At Penn, we believe that students benefit from seeing the world through a variety of perspectives and from charting a course that matches their unique academic and career goals.
Supporting Penn’s commitment to producing future leaders through research, service fellowships, teaching, advising, and service learning; the Robert A. Fox Leadership Program equips students in all four undergraduate schools with hands-on leadership experience and connects them with successful leaders—including Penn alumni and senior University faculty and administrators—for discussion and mentorship.
Penn's Civic Scholars program allows students who are leaders in the classroom the opportunity to engage with the City of Philadelphia and become leaders in the community they call home. Students who complete the four-year Civic Scholar experience earn a certification upon graduation and designation on their transcript.
Learn more about Civic Scholars.
Penn CASE is an award-winning community service student organization at the University of Pennsylvania that provides Consumer Assistance, Support & Education to Philadelphia residents and Penn students. Through communication, community outreach, and campus initiatives Penn CASE has helped over 5,000 Philadelphia residents.
Learn more about Penn CASE.
Penn offers a wide variety of scholars programs across all four undergraduate schools that enrich our students academically, personally, and professionally. These scholars programs cover a wide breadth of majors, academic focuses, and interests.
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If you’re driven to bring inspired business solutions to nonprofit, art, science, medical, or traditional business contexts, or wherever innovation and leadership are needed, the world’s first business school provides an exceptional undergraduate education.
Learn more about the Wharton School.
Our campus was created with the student in mind—our four undergraduate and twelve graduate schools, three teaching hospitals, and 100+ research centers are all within a 10-minute walk of each other, so you have easy access to the entire University and unlimited opportunities to explore.
The nursing curriculum at the University of Pennsylvania is designed for students to get a holistic understanding of their future craft, while also getting as many hands-on experiences in the field of nursing as possible. Students begin their clinical rotations as early as their Sophmore year, alongside classes ranging from the history of nursing to experiential special-topics courses such as "Women and Incarceration."
Learn more about the Nursing Curriculum.
As a Nursing Science student, your academic experience will combine clinical experiences with an exceptional liberal arts and sciences foundation. Our students and graduates become leaders who shape the future of health care practice, policy, and research.
Penn Engineering students experience a dynamic balance of fundamental science and professional practice through courses and projects that enable creative, technical design.