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UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA STATS

Admissions Office Location
1 College Hall
(Between 34th & 36th streets
and Walnut and Spruce streets)
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone (215) 898-7507


Web site www.upenn.edu

Students
Full-Time: 4959 men, 4958 women
Part-Time: 1928 men, 1928 women
Graduate: 5110 men, 4904 women

Application Deadline January 1

Faculty 4800
Ph.D.s: 99%
Student/Faculty 6.4 to 1

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University of Pennsylvania, founded in 1740 is  a private Ivy League institution offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in arts and sciences, business, engineering and applied science, and nursing. There are 4 undergraduate and 12 graduate schools. In addition to regional accreditation, Penn has baccalaureate program accreditation with AACSB, ABET, NAAB, NCATE, and NLN. The 269-acre campus is in an urban area in Philadelphia. Including residence halls, there are 151 buildings.

HOUSING
6500 students can be accommodated in college housing, which includes coed dormitories, on-campus apartments, married-student housing, fraternity houses, and sorority houses. In addition there are language houses and special interest houses. On-campus housing,  guaranteed for the freshman year only, is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and is available on a lottery system for upper-classmen. 53% of students live on campus; of those, 90% remain on campus on weekends.

ACTIVITIES
There are 350 groups on campus, including 29 national fraternities 8 national sororities, art, band, cheerleading, chess, choir, chorale, chorus, computers, dance, debate, drama, ethnic, film, forensics, gay, honors, international, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, musical theater, newspaper, opera, orchestra, pep band, political, professional, radio and TV, religious, social, social service, student government, symphony, and yearbook. Popular campus events include Spring Fling, Mask and Wig Show, and Hey Day (Junior Class Moving Up Day).

SPORTS
There are 20 intercollegiate sports for men and 14 for women, and 20 intramural sports for men and 14 for women, plus 30 club teams. Facilities include 3 gyms, a tennis pavilion, 2 swimming pools, squash courts, indoor/ outdoor tennis courts, playing fields, an indoor ice rink, rowing tanks, saunas, and a weight room.


PROGRAMS OF STUDY
Penn confers B.A., B.S., B.Applied Sc., B.S. in Econ., B.S.E., and B.S.N. degrees. Masters, and doctoral degrees are also awarded. Bachelors degrees are awarded in BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE (biochemistry, biology/biological science, biophysics, and physiology), BUSINESS (accounting, finance, management, business data processing, entrepreneurial studies, human resources, insurance and risk management, management information systems, management science, marketing/ retailing/merchandising, purchasing/inventory management, and real estate), COMMUNICATIONS AND THE ARTS (art, art history and appreciation, classics, communications, comparative literature, dramatic arts, English literature, folklore and mythology, French, German, Italian, linguistics, music, romance languages, Russian, and Spanish), COMPUTER AND PHYSICAL SCIENCE (actuarial science, astrophysics, chemistry, geology, mathematics, physics, and statistics), EDUCATION (education and elementary), ENGINEERING AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN (bioengineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical/electronics engineering, environmental design, environmental science, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, and systems engineering), HEALTH PROFESSIONS (health care administration, hospital administration, and nursing), SOCIAL SCIENCE (African American studies, African studies, American studies, anthropology, East Asian studies, economics, history, history of science, humanities, international relations, Judaic studies, Latin American studies, law, liberal arts/general studies, Middle Eastern studies, philosophy, political science/government, psychology, public affairs, religion, social science, sociology, South Asian studies, urban studies, and womens studies).

VISIT INFORMATION
Class visits — to learn more about academic life at Penn, a course roster is available at the reception desk in the Office of Admissions. Undergraduate volunteers will assist by answering questions about academics and other student-related issues. Appointments are not required.

Visits with faculty, staff, coaches and leaders of extracurricular organizations- especially useful for students who are particularly focused. The Office of Admissions will recommend a representative who is knowledgeable about the student's specific interest. Contact the Office of Admissions at least two weeks before visiting the campus.

Overnight visits — an excellent way to learn more about academic and social life at Penn. If you wish to stay overnight you must call the Office of Admissions at least two weeks prior to your visit. Overnight housing is available Monday through Wednesday nights during the months of October, November and February. Students are invited to stay for one evening and should bring a sleeping bag. Students will be housed with undergraduate volunteers, who will offer students an insider's view of Penn. You should plan to arrive at the Admissions Office no later than 4pm to meet your host.

This calendar shows the regular Monday through Friday
information sessions and campus tours.

January

February

March

April

Info Session
1pm


Campus Tour
2pm
Info Session
1pm


Campus Tour
2pm
Info Session
10am, 1pm


Campus Tour

11am, 2pm
Info Session
101pm


Campus Tour
11am, 2pm

May

June

July

August

Info Session
1pm


Campus Tour

2pm
Info Session
10am, 1pm


Campus Tour
11am, 2pm
Info Session
10am, 1pm


Campus Tour

11am, 2pm
Info Session
10am, 1pm


Campus Tour
11am, 2pm

September

October

November

December

Info Session
10am, 1pm


Campus Tour
11am, 2pm
Info Session
10am, 1pm


Campus Tour
11am, 2pm
Info Session
10am, 1pm


Campus Tour
11am, 2pm
Info Session
1pm


Campus Tour
2pm

DIRECTIONS TO PENN

From the Northeast via the New Jersey Turnpike South
Use Exit 4. Bear right out of the toll following signs to Philadelphia and Ben Franklin Bridge. After crossing the bridge take I-676 West, to I-76 East, the Schuylkill Expressway. Follow I-76 East to Exit 346A— South Street (a left-lane exit). Turn right onto South Street to enter campus.

From the West via the Pennsylvania Turnpike
Use Exit 326, the Valley Forge interchange. Take I-76 East, the Schuylkill Expressway, approximately 17 miles to Exit 346A— South Street (a left-lane exit). Turn right onto South Street to enter campus.

From the North via I-95 South
Use the I-676/Center City Philadelphia Exit. Follow signs to I-676 West, the Vine Street Expressway. Take I-676 West until I-76 East, the Schuylkill Expressway. Follow I-76 East until Exit 346A— South Street (a left-lane exit). Turn right onto South Street to enter campus.

From the South via I-95 North
Use the I-676/Center City Philadelphia Exit which is approximately 7 miles north of the airport. Follow I-676 West, the Vine Street Expressway, until I-76 East, the Schuylkill Expressway. Follow I-76 East until Exit 346A— South Street (a left-lane exit). Turn right onto South Street to enter campus.

By Public Transportation (SEPTA)
From Philadelphia International Airport: Take the R1 Airport Train to University City Station. From the station, walk 5 minutes west on Spruce Street to reach the center of campus.

Via regional rail: All 13 of Philadelphia's regional rail trains stop at Amtrak's 30th Street Station. From the train station, you can reach campus by catching the Subway-Surface Trolley (green line) to 36th Street Station/Sansom Common, near the Penn bookstore. Take any Subway-Surface route except #10 to reach this station. Cabs are also readily available at 30th Street Station, and will cost approximately $5 to reach campus.

Via subway: Take the Market-Frankford (Blue Line) train to 34th Street Station. From the station, walk south 2 blocks to reach campus.