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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
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Description: This Ivy League institution counts, among its founders, Ben Franklin.
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Low Key, Yet very relevant

Amazing how old and yet how relevant this school is. Kudos to Ben Franklin and William Penn. Love the low key atmosphere here as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Amazing how old and yet how relevant this school is. Kudos to Ben Franklin and William Penn. Love the low key atmosphere here as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Along with its closest sister Ivy League universities, Columbia and Princeton this is one of America's greatest learning centers. It's law school and business college, Wharton and high on the list of our country's very best. The campus may not rank as high, but inside it remains historic and a great contributor to American learning.

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Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Obviously a great university. We went to attend the college tour,which was led by two very well-spoken engaged students. The tour didn't go in any buildings and was held outside unfortunately. Because the campus is open to the public, you did see a lot of campus security and people lingering about. There were some beautiful buildings on campus. We were... More 

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Titusville, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

If you've visited the campuses of Harvard -- or most certainly Princeton -- you will be disappointed. It is after all a university in a busy section of a major east coast city. This would not be on my tourist agenda when visiting Philadelphia if I did not have a daughter on the staff.

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South Bend, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Our daughter is looking at grad schools so while we were in Philly we decided to look at the campus. It's a pretty campus and kind of cool since it is in the middle of a busy city. The trees and buildings are beautiful. If you have extra time it's worth a trip to walk through the campus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

You will love to see the art pieces you'll find while walking throu the buildings, you can find nice places to chill and eat, I really enjoy the architecture.

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South Bend, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Visited here a few times over the years. Cool campus to walk around and take a look. They have some cool statutes and pieces of art to check out. I've heard some terrible things from students regarding "The Button", so I would resist the urge to get inside it for a picture...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Wanted to see the campus and the neighborhood. The actual campus is great, the surrounding neighborhood made me feel unsafe. Although being an international University some nice unique restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The University of Pennsylvania is a beautiful campus located in a thriving metropolitan area offering unparalleled opportunities for bright students.

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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A top college. One of the Ivy league colleges. I enjoy visiting colleges and this college is one I would try to see if I had time while visiting the area

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