University of Pennsylvania

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The University of Pennsylvania was born in the mind of none other than American statesman,
inventor, and philosopher Benjamin Franklin. "U Penn" has, fittingly, always reflected
Franklin's innovative spirit, combining intellectual daring with down-to-earth practicality and
a commitment to the public good. This tradition can be seen in the long list of 'firsts' that
the University of Pennsylvania can lay claim to. It was the first institution of higher
learning in the American colonies to open a school of medicine (in 1765) and the first
to establish a teaching hospital (in 1874). UPenn's Wharton school, founded in 1881, was
the United States' first collegiate school of business. Another 'first' that the University
of Pennsylvania can take pride in is ENIAC, the first-ever large-scale, general purpose
computer, which was built at the University of Pennsylvania in 1946.
Today, the University of Pennsylvania is consistently regarded as one of the best universities in
the United States. It comprises a School of the Arts and Sciences, the Wharton School
of Business, a School of Law, a School of Medicine, and the Annenburg School of Communication,
as well as outstanding schools of veterinary medicine, nursing, social work, engineering
and applied science, and education. The University of Pennsylvania is noted as
a leader in interdisciplinary and joint degree programs, including an Institute for Medicine
and Engineering, the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business, and the Jerome Fisher
Management and Technology Program. The University is also home to a highly regarded Museum of
Archaeology and Anthropology. The University of Pennsylvania is located
on a 260-acre campus in West Philadelphia's University City, across the Schuykill River
from downtown Philadelphia. Residents enjoy this urban neighborhood for its historic charms
(Victorian row houses and red brick walls), its green space and trees, its range of ethnic
restaurants and markets and its cultural attractions, and its intimate feel – it's a friendly
environment for both pedestrians and cyclists. The U Penn campus community brings together
approximately 10,000 undergraduates and 10,000 graduate and professional students, coming
from across the U.S. and around the world. The University of Pennsylvania takes particular
pride in the fact that it houses all of its component schools on this one campus. This
makes for a 'mixing bowl' in which students, professors, and researchers from all disciplines
can cross paths and share ideas, further contributing to the intellectual vigor that distinguishes
the U Penn community and a U Penn education. Are you seeking admission to a stretch school
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