University of Pennsylvania

Founded by Ben Franklin in 1751, the University of Pennsylvania, recognized as America's first university and a world leader in research, is an Ivy League school on a picturesque campus in the vibrant heart of Philadelphia. Penn has a diverse student body of about 10,000, undergraduate and graduate students from every U.S. state and around the globe. About 13% of the last years' entering classes are international students. Penn is ranked among the top 10 universities in the U.S. It comprises 12 graduate and professional schools, including the Wharton School of Business, the School of Nursing, Graduate School of Education, Law School, School of Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, and Annenberg School for Communication, which all rank among the top schools in their fields. There is an active student life on this campus including many student organizations, publications and sports. It is well-located beside Drexel University, and a short subway ride from downtown Philadelphia which is rich in history and culture as well as restaurants and shopping. Among the well-known living alumni are linguist and political theorist, Noam Chomsky and entrepeneurs Warren Buffett and Donald Trump.