About Penn

Welcome to Penn, a place to pursue knowledge beyond traditional boundaries. You'll encounter that attitude all around our campus, in education, in scholarship, and in research.

Presidential Welcome

A message from Dr. Amy Gutmann.

Introduction to Penn

A quick overview of our dynamic university.

Penn News & Events

Find news about the University and a sampling of the many events taking place on campus here.

Virtual Tour

Take a walk around our campus without leaving your computer or view University life through our pool of images of Flickr.

Visiting Penn

If you would like to see Penn in person (we recommend it), here's information on how to arrange a visit.

Penn's Heritage

The University began with an idea that was ahead of its time. That idea has produced a history of trailblazing developments.

About Our Founder

Ben Franklin was a true Renaissance man, known for his devotion to education, support for intellectual pursuits and commitment to the public good.

Trustees and Executive Administration

Learn about the people responsible for guiding the University and fulfilling its mission.

Penn Facts

The University by the numbers -- enrollment, tuition, employment, faculty size, annual budget and more.


The questions we get asked most often about Penn are answered here.

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Applying to Penn


Campus Maps

Employment at Penn

Giving to Penn

President's Center

Athletic gear, apparel, specialty items, and more.

University Communications
University News and Public Affairs Office