University of Pennsylvania (Penn) has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of its faculty, students, and staff.
Academic life at Penn is unparalleled, with an undergraduate student body of 10,000 from every U.S. state and around the world. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn welcomes an additional 10,000 students to its top-ranked graduate and professional schools. Penn’s eminent, award-winning educators and scholars encourage students to follow their passions, pursue inquiry and discovery, and address the most challenging problems through an interdisciplinary approach.
Solving today’s complex problems requires knowledge that crosses traditional boundaries. True to its roots, Penn encourages both intellectual and practical pursuits, and has attracted some of the most eminent, interdisciplinary scholars and teachers working today, through the Penn Integrates Knowledge program.