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 our faculty, students, and staff.
Scholarship and Learning: Academic life at Penn is unparalleled, with an undergraduate student body of 10,000 from every U.S. state and around the world. The entering class of 2017 is the most talented and diverse in Penn's history. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn welcomes an additional 10,000 students to our 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.
The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering and the School of Education are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Carey Business School is located in Harbor East in downtown Baltimore. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Baltimore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.
KING’S COLLEGE LONDON is one of the world’s top 20 universities and one of the oldest in England: a multi-faculty research-led university institution based in the heart of London. King’s has nearly 26,000 students (of whom more than 10,600 are postgraduates) from some 140 countries worldwide, and more than 7,000 staff. It has an annual overall income of nearly £590 million. It offers an intellectually rigorous environment supported by welcoming and caring traditions, and is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, learning and understanding in the service of society, both in the UK and internationally.
The Australian National University (ANU) is a national asset that connects much of the best Australian thinking, expertise and learning.
Our campus community is vibrant and diverse. Here, you can be involved in as many, or as few, extracurricular opportunities as you want in the arts, culture, politics, service, social issues, and student government. Check out your favorite fall and spring sports, enjoy year-round arts and culture, or take time to volunteer with a cause that’s important to you.