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University of Pennsylvania

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Address: 34th and Walnut sts. and surrounding neighborhood, Philadelphia, PA
Phone Number: 215/898-5000
Description: This Ivy League institution counts, among its founders, Ben Franklin.
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stunning campus, vibrant vibe. Friendly students, close to downtown action and restaurants, transportation. Many food carts around. Downside is once you leave University city it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Brooklyn, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

stunning campus, vibrant vibe. Friendly students, close to downtown action and restaurants, transportation. Many food carts around. Downside is once you leave University city it gets a little shady on outside area. Wouldn't want to be walking around at night alone.

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

U of Penn offers a world class education on a gorgeous campus in the heart of University City, Philadelphia. Take in a football game at Franklin Field, a basketball game at The Palestra, or music at one of their concert halls. Beautiful to stroll in the warm weather

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Frederick, Maryland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We toured the campus. The building varied in style and were incredible to look at. The grounds were park like.

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New York City, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

seriously they want to rate a college? and a lesser Ivy League school to boot? well I guess if you can't get into COLUMBIA it's better than most community colleges. [belated APRIL Fools Day all !].

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Los Angeles
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141 reviews 141 reviews
43 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Sorry to the alum and students but I was a bit disappointed in the looks of one of America's first Universities. A few buildings were nice looking but most looked like they were built to resemble a factory. The campus is a mix of active city streets and campus and has but a few locations that are secluded.

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Santa Clarita, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Luckily I found a parking space right in fromt of the physician's office at Penn on Market Street. Despite a poorly functioning ticket machine in which I purchased the same ticket twice, I finally achieved my parking permit. On returning to my car I found that I was 2 minutes late (no hurry for the appointment scheduling at Penn's Franklin... More 

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Lancaster Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

It's changed a lot after 50 years when I was a grad student and recently married with a new daughter. But the nostalgia of those years brought back so many wonderful memories. Oh to be that age again and so in LOVE! Even with little money, we got so much enjoyment from little things, like pushing our daughter's stroller and... More 

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Miami, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

When I first visited Penn, I felt like I was walking through a scene of Harry Potter. The buildings have such a character to them, it's awe-inspiring. Campus looks beautiful no matter the time of year, but there's something about a fresh dusting of snow that makes it all the more pleasing to the eye.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to University of Pennsylvania but were disappointed that we were not able to get a student led tour of the campus as it was spring break. The information session was interesting and worthwhile going to. Although from the outside the university buildings are a not so pleasing mix of styles, inside they are very welcoming.

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Brazil
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74 reviews 74 reviews
22 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I had a little journey through the campus, and I just loved it! That is one of the most recognized University in the US. The campus is just fascinating... Sorry I had no time to visit some buildings inside...

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