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University of Pennsylvania

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Address: 3101 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3437
Phone Number: (215) 898-5000

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

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

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Beautiful and Historic Campus

What a beautiful and historic campus this is. Founded by Benjamin Franklin, the school has a fascinating history full of colorful and famous students and faculty. Wander around... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a beautiful and historic campus this is. Founded by Benjamin Franklin, the school has a fascinating history full of colorful and famous students and faculty. Wander around and appreciate the architecture and then enjoy a stroll through the great book store after your visit.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice campus to sit and contemplate how expensive it is for a student to learn here. Library allows community resident to sit and read. There are only a couple of public use computers available in the library. Excellent public seating is available throughtout the campus and plenty of shaed area. Very serene campus

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Hinsdale, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went here for a college visit and was impressed by the well kept campus and over all neighborhood. The White Dog Cafe is great for lunch or dinner and has gluten free options. The Campus book store is enormous (Barnes and Noble) for spirit wear. Don't miss the LOVE sign in the middle of the quad.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Walk around the campus, go visit Benjamin Franklin on the bench somewhere in the campus. Walking shoes are needed.

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Claremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this location several times during my visit. The stadium was very historic and practical. This is not your typical colleague campus but it is very cool to be around the grounds.

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a very dreary forecast of UPenn coming in, but after spending just one minute on campus, I realized I was dearly mistaken. Academics aside, the campus is just gorgeous. Red bricks form the walkways, which are heavily shaded by rows of towering trees. The buildings are historic, but not old or run-down enough to the point of archaism.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A few years ago, I first came here with a guy I was dating. He would come here to play outdoor sports like tennis. Every Saturday morning, as long as the actual tennis teams didn't need the courts, we would play tennis! It was such a beautiful place to play and honestly just have a picnic. These days, I find... More 

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Ft. Myers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I are both graduates of the University of Pennsylvania and over the past 47 years have watched it evolve into what many consider the most beautiful urban campus in America. There is so much to see. Unlike many great universities, all of Penn's numerous schools and centers are contained on one campus. One can easily visit the... More 

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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Great college visit. The campus is amazing, and eat at the white dog cafe - great food and super atmosphere.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

I have reviewed this site before, but I like to update a place when it maintains or improves upon its interest. Besides the great architecture, the whole area is filled with splendid venues, restaurants, bars, museums and educational opportunities. Most recently my wife and I attended "One Day University" which is a great attraction for life-long learners and features lectures... More 

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