University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania

Continente: North America

Country: United States

Address: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, United States

Web Site: www.upenn.edu



About University of Pennsylvania:

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly known as Penn or UPenn) is a private Ivy League research university located in the University City section of West Philadelphia. Incorporated as The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn is one of 14 founding members of the Association of American Universities and one of the nine colonial colleges chartered before the American Revolution. Benjamin Franklin, Penn's founder, advocated an educational program that focused as much on practical education for commerce and public service as on the classics and theology, though his proposed curriculum was never adopted. The university coat of arms features a dolphin on the red chief, adopted directly from the Franklin family's own coat of arms. Penn was one of the first academic institutions to follow a multidisciplinary model pioneered by several European universities, concentrating multiple "faculties" (e.g., theology, classics, medicine) into one institution. It was also home to many other educational innovations. The first school of medicine in North America (Perelman School of Medicine, 1765), the first collegiate business school (Wharton School, 1881) and the first "student union" building and organization (Houston Hall, 1896) were founded at Penn. With an endowment of $12.21 billion (2017), Penn had the seventh largest endowment of all colleges in the United States. All of Penn's schools exhibit very high research activity. In fiscal year 2015, Penn's academic research budget was $851 million, involving more than 4,300 faculty, 1,100 postdoctoral fellows and 5,500 support staff/graduate assistants. Over its history, the university has also produced many distinguished alumni. These include 14 heads of state (including two U.S. Presidents); 25 billionaires – the most of any university in the world at the undergraduate level; three United States Supreme Court justices; over 33 United States Senators, 42 United States Governors and 158 members of the U.S. House of Representatives; 8 signers of the United States Declaration of Independence; and 12 signers of the United States Constitution. In addition, some 35 Nobel laureates, 169 Guggenheim Fellows and 80 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences have been affiliated with Penn. Many Fortune 500 CEOs have been affiliated with Penn.



World University Rankings

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ByField

Field 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agriculture - 120 136 93 129 217 168 192 179 218 221 230
Engineering - 53 67 85 83 79 85 79 78 124 119 135
Life Sciences - 8 5 11 10 9 9 9 8 9 9 9
Clinical Medicine - 7 4 7 7 5 6 5 5 4 5 4
Natural Sciences - 38 38 37 46 51 54 55 54 52 59 75
Social Sciences - 4 3 4 4 3 4 8 8 8 10 11

BySubject

Subject 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agricultural Sciences - - - - 153 217 170 214 190 249 257 256
Chemistryical Engineering - - - 59 44 54 73 58 78 113 126 175
Chemistry - - - 41 41 47 53 56 51 60 67 85
Civil Engineering - - - - - - - - - - - 451-500
Computer Science - - - 52 63 52 64 86 79 75 75 145
Electrical Engineering - - - 56 53 42 58 67 69 94 94 124
Environment / Ecology - - - - - - - - 264 - - -
Geosciences - - - - - - - - - - - -
Materials Science - - - 61 54 57 61 50 60 70 80 93
Mathematics - - - 44 43 39 39 53 74 60 47 73
Mechanical Engineering - - - 100 85 72 89 110 127 131 145 137
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - 11 7 12 13 16 19 22
Physics - - - 38 41 46 51 54 51 56 63 74
Plant & Animal Science - - - - 77 101 101 104 112 115 101 124