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University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania has one of the best business schools in the U.S.

Educational Resources

Libraries

Annenberg School for Communication Library, Biddle Law Library, Biomedical Library, Center for Advanced Judaic Studies Library , Chemistry Library, Dental Medicine Library, Engineering Library , Fine Arts Library, High Density Storage , Lippincott Library of Wharton School, Math/Physics/Astronomy Library, Museum Library, Music Library, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, Veterinary Medicine Library

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 5,475,309 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 43,931 current serial subscriptions.
  • 4,048,727 microforms.
  • 75,944 Audio/Visual items.
  • 284,756 e-books.

Museums & Art

Arthur Ross Gallery, Annenberg Center, Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, Institute of Contemporary Art, Morris Arboretum, Astronomical observatory (DRL), Large Animal Research Center, Marshak Dairy, Equine Sports Medicine and Imaging Center, ENIAC Museum, Rosenwald, Ormandy & Kamin Galleries in Van Pelt Library, McKenzie & Brown Galleries in Inn@Penn, Charles Addams Gallery, Kroiz Gallery in Architectural Archives, Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, LRSM material testing equipment, Cyclotron Facility, and Wind Tunnel.

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 975 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 264 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 204 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 0 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 1,094 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 12,500 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance, other

Counseling

minority student, career, personal, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious, other

Career

on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 62% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 35% of housing units are Singles.
  • 20% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 20% of housing units are Triples.
  • 25% of housing units are Apartments.
  • In total, there are 12 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 100% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 95% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Student Performing Arts Programs, Annual Speaker Series, Spring Fling Events;
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 376 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Cipactli Latino Honor Society; Eta Kappa Nu; Friars Senior Society; Hexagon Senior Society; Mortar Board Senior Society; Onyx Senior Society; Pi Alpha Theta History Honor Society; Tau Beta Pi, Sphinx Senior Society;
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Campus Crusade for Christ , Christian Association , Christian Students , Conservative Jewish Community at Penn , Divrei Beit Hillel , Emmanuel Christian Fellowship , Faith Fellowship , Full Measure , Grace Fellowship , Graduate Christian Fellowship , Harvest Christian Fellowship , Hillel , Hindu Student Council, Young Jains of America , InterVarsity Christian Fellowship , Jewish Life Liaisons , Living Water Christian Fellowship , Lubavitch House , Lutheran Student Movement , Muslim Students Association, Newman Catholic Community , Orthodox Community at Penn , P. R. I. S. M. , Reform Jewish Community (Kesher); http: //www. vpul. upenn. edu/osl/religion. html
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) ACELA, Active Minds, Alliance and Understanding, ALLIES, Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, Asian Pacific Student Coalition, Asian Student Union, Black Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (BGAPSA), Black Student League, Brazilian Club, Canadians at Penn, Caribbean-American Student Association, Check One, Chinese Students and Scholars, Chinese Students Association, Club Singapore, Dessalines Haitian Students Association, Falun Gong, The Foundation, Graduate Association for Asian American Students and Studies, Graduate Parents at Penn, GUIDE, Hawaii Club, Hellenic Association, Hillel Foundation, Hong Kong Student Association, Japan Student Association, Jewish Life Liaisons, Jewish Heritage Program, Korean Graduate Student Association, Korean Student Association, Lambda Grads, Lubavitch Student Association, MEChA, Mexico@Penn, Muslim Students Association, Newman Catholic Community, Onda Latina, Orthodox Community at Penn, P. A. C. E. (Program for Awareness in Cultural Education), PASA (Penn African Students Association), Pakistan Society, Peking University Philadelphia Alumni (PUPA), Penn Arab Students Society (PASS), Penn Kesher: Reform Jewish Community, Penn Philippine Association, Penn Polish Society, Queer Student Alliance, Rangoli: Indian Association at Penn, Reach-a-Peer (R. A. P. ) Help Line, R. A. P. -Line Online, Six Directions, South Asia Society, SPEC To Represent Undergraduate Minorities (SPEC-TRUM), STAAR (Students Together Against Acquaintance Rape), Taiwanese GAPSA, Taiwanese Society, Thai Students Association, Transfer Organization, Turkish Student Association, UMOJA, United Minorities Council, Vietnamese Students Association, Wharton Kids Club, Wharton Latino Undergraduate Association, Wharton Partners, Wharton Undergraduate Women's Association, Women in Leadership Series; See the following web page: http: //www. vpul. upenn. edu/osl/cultural. html
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Hobbies and Recreations: Art Club, Badminton Club, Chess Club, Club Field Hockey, Club Gymnastics, Club Swimming, Equestrian Team, International Affairs Association, Ki-Aikido Club, Men's Club Ice Hockey, Men's Club Soccer, Men's Rugby, Men's Track and Field, Men's Volleyball, Outing Club, Penn Academic Demolition Team, Penn Cycling, Penn Gamers, PennFlight, Pennguinettes, Perspectives in Humanities, Roller Hockey Club, Ryukyu Kempo Club, Sailing Team, Ski Team, SPEC (Social Planning and Events Committee), SPEC Concerts, SPEC Film Society, SPEC Jazz & Grooves, SPEC Special Events, SPEC Spring Fling, SPEC To Represent Undergraduate Minorities (SPEC-TRUM), Sports Club Council, Swimming and Diving Teams, Tae Kwon Do Club, Ultimate Frisbee Team, UPtown Swing, Women's Club Basketball, Women's Club Ice Hockey, Women's Club Lacrosse, Women's Club Tennis, Women's Club Volleyball, Women's Rugby, Women's Track and Field, Women's Water Polo, WTF Tae Kwon Do, Yan Xin Qigong; For more, please see the following web page: http: //www. vpul. upenn. edu/osl/hobbyrec. html; Performing Arts: African American Arts Alliance, African Rhythms, Arts House Dance Company, Atma, Band, Bloomers, Chord On Blues, Counterparts, Destination Hip Hop, Dischord, Front Row Theatre Company, Full Measure, Glee Club, The Inspiration, Intuitons, Jazz Ensemble, Latin and Ballroom Dance, Mask and Wig Club, New Spirit of Penn Gospel Choir, Off the Beat, Onda Latina, Pan Asian Dance Troupe, PENNaach, PenNaatak, Pennchants, PennYo, Penn Baroque and Recorder Ensemble, Penn Chamber Music Society, Penn Collective, Penn Dance, Penn Masala, Penn Musicians Against Homelessness, Penn Pipers, Penn Players, Penn Singers, Pennsylvania Six-5000, Penny Loafers, Performing Arts Council, Quadramics, Quaker Notes, Simply Chaos, Soundworks Tap Factory, Sparks Dance Company, Stimulus Children's Theater, Strictly Funk, Student Theatre Arts Body (STAB), Teatron Jewish Theatre, University Choir, University Choral Society, University Symphony Orchestra, University Wind Ensemble, West Philly Swingers, Without A Net, Yofi; For more, please see the following web page: http: //www. vpul. upenn. edu/osl/perfart. html
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Daily Pennsylvanian, 5 times/week

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Philadelphia International Airport (8)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Philadelphia (1)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Philadelphia (2)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 4% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 39% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,744
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 32 fraternities
  • 26 fraternity houses
  • 24% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 14 sororities
  • 8 sorority houses
  • 17% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (Drexel University)
  • Navy ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (St. Joseph's University)
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited

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