University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania, locally referred to as "Penn" or "UPenn" is one of only eight private Ive League universities in the United States. Founded in 1740 by Benjamin Franklin, the university is one of oldest higher education institutions in the nation. It claims to be the first university in the United States (a claim also held by Harvard University which was founding in the late 1600s.)

Penn's educational system is based on a multidisciplinary approach common among European university. Penn was home to the first medical school in America, the Perelman School of Medicine, which was estabished in 1765, as well as the first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of Business, founded in 1881. Over 130 years later, Wharton is still one of the top business schools in the nation.

The University of Pennsylania offers a comprehensive selection of undergraduate and graduate degree programs through its various academic departments and graduuate schools. Across the board, Penn departments are recognized as among the best in the nation, but the university is best known for its schools of medicine, dentistry design, law, business, nursing, engineering, communications, veterinary science, social science, humanities and research. And with an admission rate of just over 10%, Penn's undergraduate program is recognized as one of the most selective in the nation.

While Penn is best known for its renown academic departments and offers, its also well known as one of the premier institutions of research in the world. As of 2015, Penn had an academic research budget in excess of $850 million, that involved over 4,300 faculty, 5,500 graduate students and 1,1000 postdoctoral fellows. Through its research efforts and initiatives, several life changing discoveries and innovations were made. These include the rubell and hepatitis B vaccines, cognitive therapy, the first general purpose electronic computer, Retin-A and conjoint analysis.

Penn curriculum and academic programs emphasize interdisciplinary learning. To this end, the university offers joint-degree programs, customizable majors, coordinated dual-degree programs and a level of academic flexibility not found in most other major universities. Once a student has been accepted to the University of Pennsylvania, in accordance with the school's "One University" policy, they can take any course they want from any of Penn's many undergraduate and graduate schools (with the exception of veterinary , medicine and dentistry.)

Wharton School of Business

The Wharton School of Business, more commonly called "Wharton", was the first collegiate business school to be established in the United States. At the undergraduate level Wharton awards degrees in economics. At the graduate level it offers one of the best MBA programs in the nation. At both the undergraduate and graduate levels Wharton students are required to select a major. In addition to its economics and MBA programs, Wharton offers a PhD program in business and several diploma programs.

For decades the business programs at Wharton School of Business have been ranked among the top 10 in the nation by just about every major college ranking publication including the U.S. News, QS Global 200 Business Schools Report, Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. Wharton is also well known for having one of the best MBA programs in the world for career in finance.

General Information

Phone Number: (215) 898-5000
Address: 34th and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6303
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Size: Very Large ( 11,000+ undergrad, 13,000+ grad )
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral
In-State Tuition $ 34,925
Out-of-State Tuition $ 34,940
Online Degrees Offered: NO
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 6 to 1
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Majors and Degrees

Majors/Degrees AA/AS BS/BA MA/MS PHD
Architecture and Related Services
City, Community and Regional Planning
Landscape Architecture
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biology Biological Sciences
Biomedical Sciences
Cell Cellular and Molecular Biology
Environmental Biology
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Actuarial Science
Business Administration and Management
Business Administration, Management and Operations
Business Commerce
Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurial Studies
Human Resources Management Personnel Administration
International Business Trade Commerce
Management Information Systems
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods
Marketing Marketing Management
Non-profit Public Organizational Management
Operations Management and Supervision
Organizational Behavior Studies
Real Estate
Retailing and Retail Operations
Communication and Journalism
Communication and Media Studies
Computer Information Sciences
Artificial Intelligence
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences
Curriculum and Instruction
Education and Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration
Educational Statistics and Research Methods
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Teacher Education
General Science Teacher Education
Higher Education Higher Education Administration
Mathematics Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social and Philosophical Foundations Of Education
Teaching English As A Second Language (esl) Instructor
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Geological Geophysical Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Systems Engineering
English Language and Literature Letters
English Language and Literature
Ethnic, Cultural and Group Studies
African Studies
African-american Black Studies
American (u.s.) Studies
Asian Studies
East Asian Studies
Folklore Studies
Latin American Studies
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Women's Studies
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Comparative Literature
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Italian Language and Literature
Middle Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Health Professions and Related Programs
Adult Health Nurse Nursing
Bioethics Medical Ethics
Community Health Services Liaison Counseling
Family Practice Nurse Nursing
Health Health Care Administration Management
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences
Maternal Child Health and Neonatal Nurse Nursing
Medical Scientist
Nurse Anesthetist
Nurse Midwife Nursing Midwifery
Nursing Administration
Nursing Education
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
Pediatric Nurse Nursing
Perioperative Operating Room and Surgical Nurse Nursing
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Nursing
Public Health
Registered Nursing Registered Nurse
Veterinary Medicine
History and Philosophy Of Science and Technology
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities
Humanities Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences Liberal Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies
Cognitive Science
Historic Preservation and Conservation
International Global Studies
Natural Sciences
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Natural Resources Conservation
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Jewish Judaic Studies
Religion Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Geochemistry and Petrology
Geology Earth Science
Hydrology and Water Resources Science
Counseling Psychology
Developmental and Child Psychology
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis
Social Work
Social Sciences
Applied Economics
Demography and Population Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government
Social Sciences
Urban Studies Affairs
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Design and Applied Arts
Drama and Dramatics Theatre Arts
Film Cinema Video Studies
Fine Studio Arts
Visual and Performing Arts

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