University of Pennsylvania
  • Top 10th university in the U.S.
  • The details of alumni are worth to read.
  • Benjamin Interesting proposal that helped in the foundation of this school.


Penn University is a private Ivy League research university, which is located in the University City Neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The university was first chartered in 1755.

The university is in the list of six oldest universities of the U.S. The university considers itself that they are the first university in the U.S with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

Benjamin Franklin was the primary founder of this university. In 1749, he wrote a proposal related to the education of youth and circulated it among the leading citizens of Philadelphia.

Somehow, he managed to gather 24 trustees to form an institution of higher education based on his proposal. The group purchased Whitefield’s new building, and in 1751, opens the door for the children of the lower and working class alike as the Academy and charitable school in the province of Pennsylvania.

The aim of Benjamin was to train the youth of this state for leadership in business, government and public service.

There is a lot of information you can read online about their history.

University Facts

The students enrolled in fall 2018 for the further mode of programs are:

  • Full-time – 21,960.
  • Part-time – 3,900.
  • Total – 25,860.
  • Full-time undergraduate – 10,605.
  • Full-time graduate/professional – 11,355.

It is a private Ivy League research university. In the Class of 2022, More than 44 thousand applied for admissions, and of those applicants, 3,740 or 8.4% were offered admission.

According to the U.S News and World report, the university is the 8th best national university of the U.S. 12th in the best Value schools.

According to THE World News Rankings, It is the 12 the best university in the world for 2019, and 10th best university in the U.S.

According to Forbes, it is the 7th best private college and Research University, and 5th best in the northeast.

University Admission

The university is providing undergraduate and graduate degree in 12 different respected schools. There are tons of courses you can learn on this university in a good standard learning environment.

There are people from 100 different countries of the world studying these courses along with you.

There is a good opportunity for financial aid in this university providing to the student who cannot afford to pay for education.

Notable Alumni

Donald Trump Elon MuskJohn LegendWarren BuffettIvanka Trump.

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