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“"The" Ivy League”

University of Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia's Beyond the Cheesesteak Walking Tour Including Penn and Drexel
Ranked #28 of 463 things to do in Philadelphia
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Owner description: This Ivy League institution counts, among its founders, Ben Franklin.
Reviewed 17 June 2014

I worked at Penn for several years so I've had a really good look inside and out.

I was always impressed by the well-kept buildings and grounds, every day, no exceptions, even in 2 feet of snow. Meticulous is the word that comes to mind.

I've seen many other Ivy League campus settings and when on the Quad at Penn, one would not know that one is in the middle of a city; its so serene yet there's this air of antiquity and authority in higher education at it's finest.

Penn is known for it's world renowned graduate programs and the student body is culturally diverse. Penn's athletic facilities are top notch with the new Penn Park, seasonal indoor practice bubble, an ice rink and multiple work-out facilities around campus.

There are many modes of private and public transportation around the campus. Parking is a premium though. The campus is very pedestrian and bike friendly, since the area is fairly flat. I've never felt unsafe there, even after dark.

New on-campus housing facilities are under construction with plentiful alternative off-campus housing available as the University City area grows and develops. There's even a great restaurant scene; look for my reviews of the White Dog Café, Mad Mex and Han Dynasty.

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania also attracts some of the world's best medical researchers and future physicians and dentists, not to neglect to mention our furry friends get the best care from future veterinarians. Who can argue with a Penn Law student?

I would not hesitate to recommend Penn to students who are accepted, it's money well spent.

Thank Genochemist
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

studied here and enjoyed the experience. took classes at wharton school of business. i will never forget what i learned. if you want to visit take a walk through the green space and dont miss the furness library.

Thank paul s
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

Who knew that University of Pennsylvania had a historical museum. Definitely an excellent collection of Egyptian antiquities - amazing for this to be on a campus. Highly recommend visiting if this is of any interest.

Thank smph5
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

A lovely walk on a lovely day in Philadelphia. Campus is so lush and green with old and new buildings.

Thank Goforawalk
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

Penn has a lot of history and many beautiful buildings, all very close to downtown. It is a fun campus to walk around. Very nice library.

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