College Spotlight: University of Pennsylvania

Sometimes it's best to be the first! The first school of medicine in North America (Perelman School of Medicine, 1765), the first collegiate business school (Wharton School of Business, 1881) and the first "student union" building and organization (Houston Hall, 1896) were all born at The University of Pennsylvania. It is also one of several universities that claims to be the first university in the US!

The University of Pennsylvania is also known as Penn or UPenn and is part of the Ivy League. The Penn Quakers (or The Red & Blue) have more than 25 NCAA Division I sports that compete in the Ivy League, and are noted for successful basketball and lacrosse teams. And speaking of students activities, more than 25 percent of the student body is involved in Greek life. The University of Pennsylvania offers a large variety of student clubs and organizations, including (but of course not limited to!): archery, arts, dance, politics, language, music, film, etc! There's certainly something for everyone at UPenn. 

Did you know that one of our very own tutors, Matthew, is a University of Pennsylvania alumnus? At Penn, Matthew served on the executive board of the school’s co-ed community service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega and co-hosted a sports talk show called The BullPenn on Penn’s TV network.

Learn more about what this university has to offer by visiting The University of Pennsylvania's website here!