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The Wharton School

Philadelphia, United States


The University of Pennsylvania is a private Ivy League research education institution which was founded in the mid of 17th century by Benjamin Franklin. At that time, Benjamin was promoting and encouraging various educational programs in the nation. Thus, Pennsylvania University was one of them. The university is recognized as one of the oldest institutions in the USA. It's surprising to note that the university lies among the 9 colonial period colleges. People who live around Pennsylvania often call this university as Penn University. At present, there are 4 undergraduate schools within the university in which 99 undergraduate degree programs in subjects like humanities, natural engineering, business, and sciences are provided. Last year, the university had more than 18K staff and faculty members. The university's system is governed by various independent bodies like Supreme Court Justices, United States Senators, and the head. In 2018, the university received 13.8 billion dollars of funding, which made it the 7th largest donation of all colleges in the nation. And apart from this, the university has research funding of almost 966 million dollars. Students who have studied here claim that more than 25% of the students here are indulged in Greek life. There are several clubs and unions because student life at Pennsylvania is all about discovering new interests and passions. There's a wide diversity in terms of religious, cultural, political, and social activities. Apart from academics, the university also takes care of sports and innovation critically. Students of Penn often participate in athletics, ice hockey, and various competitive, innovative science competitions. According to Forbes, the university is designed to provide study programs on the basis of practical experience. In fact, that's why the university has won 241+ awards. In 2016-17, the university was even accredited in over 85 countries.
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