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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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This Ivy League institution counts, among its founders, Ben Franklin.

This Ivy League institution counts, among its founders, Ben Franklin.

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Lovely Ivy League campus in Philadelphia

In nice weather, a beautiful place to stroll. Take the campus tour trough the Admissions Office. A lot of history, founded by Ben Franklin. Interesting variety of architecture... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Make sure to head over the University center if you are visiting Philadelphia. Campus has great history and located to some fun bars and restaurants.

Thank PackofPirates
Wailuku, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

In nice weather, a beautiful place to stroll. Take the campus tour trough the Admissions Office. A lot of history, founded by Ben Franklin. Interesting variety of architecture, including the dorms in the Quadrangle. Theatre performances. College Hall the inspiration for the Addams Family house (Charles Addams an alumnus).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is a wonderful university, with a beautiful walking in the trees and among university blocks. It is a city in the city. It is absolutely worth a visit if you are in Philly!

Thank Sinbadthesailor72
Penza Oblast, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Penn University has a very huge and cognitive facts in its history. For example, in late 40s there was invited ENIAC - one of the first computers in the World. Aslo Penn prides their amazing atmosphere of student society. People who`re studying in Penn are smart. They`ve collected ambitious youngsters from every point of World. It`s really great feeling to... More 

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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

The campus has grown into a tree lined landscaped park area dotted with historic statuary (Franklin in particular} and contemporary sculpture. Excellent look at student life and a chronological tour of architecture from the early buildings to modern dorms and classroom structure. Most buildings are restricted to students and staff. Directly across street is the impressive University Museum of archaeology... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I came here just to fill out my schedule in Philadelphia and it totally worth it. Even if you don't come for a campus visit, this place offers great historical scene and architecture. I was even more impressed to see students life on campus. It gave me lots of motivation for college at the time though I never got in.... More 

Thank Minh D
Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

We took an afternoon stroll throughout this beautiful campus on a sunny fall afternoon. The setting is idyllic, with beautiful historic buildings, majestic old trees and lovely landscaping. There are also many statues and sculptures, and famous quotes from Benjamin Franklin in the walkways. At lunch time there are many food trucks ringing the campus; great for a picnic lunch.... More 

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Went to college here many years ago and wanted to see how things have changed...new buildings but many old familiar places. Access to dormitory quads is restricted. Safety for students, no doubt,

Thank John S
Williamstown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Whether you have a child looking at colleges or are visiting Philly Penn has a beautiful campus and it's worth a stop. There are more pedestrian walks and more plantings than ever. It was a beautiful fall day and eventhough leaves had fallen, there were enough left on the tree to make it look autumnal. The Penn Museum is well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Well worth a walk around campus. The statues of Ben Franklin are interesting. An urban Ivy league campus worth visiting.

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