UPenn is on a 299-acre campus in the urban setting of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
UPenn has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? UPenn has fraternities and sororities.
UPenn has the Kite and Key Society. In fact, more students participate in the Kite and Key Society than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at UPenn include Social Planning and Events Committee, Hillel at Penn, Sports Club Council and Interfraternity Council.
The UPenn community comes together each year for Homecoming, Spring Fling and Hey Day.
This table offers information on housing at UPenn.
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||58%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||42%|
UPenn offers housing for students. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
The majority of UPenn students live on campus. In 2022, 58% of undergrads at UPenn lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 42% of students lived off-campus or commuted to UPenn. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
UPenn offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At UPenn there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at UPenn:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Crew||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Fencing||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Lacrosse||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Squash||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Swimming And Diving||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
University of Pennsylvania is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The UPenn campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
UPenn offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit UPenn, take Interstate 76 to Philadelphia, PA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Philadelphia International airport.
While you're planning, check out other schools in Pennsylvania you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore UPenn's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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