UPenn has eleven college houses, each with their own community. Students are invited to live with peers that have similar interests, academic and extracurricular, and each house offers tutoring, technology, facilities, resources, and programming. The dorms can hold 6600, but students are not required to live on campus.

Part of the Ivy Group athletic conference, 891 athletes participate in 33 varsity teams. Since 2000, the school has won over 60 titles and produced over 200 Olympic athletes since 1900. The teams also have a hundred-member band to help rally the fans through trying times. For those interested, the school also offers several intramural and club sports.

Penn makes it extremely easy for students to gain the funding and support they need for new clubs on campus. Currently, there are 450 student groups in art, culture, social, recreation, and more. Students can also head to the major library on campus, Van Pelt or take part in one of the many school services: employment assistance, placement assistance, and academic career counseling.

Resting in the heart of Philadelphia, students are invited to take in the cultural and historical aspects of the city. Delicious food is available at several nearby locations including the student-run William’s Cafe or Philly cheesesteaks on Spruce Street. The city also offers museums, galleries, entertainment, and the famous South Street.

Campus Housing - Dorms and Meal Plans

Provides on campus housing

Residence hall capacity

Does college offer a meal plan?
Yes, number of meals per week can vary

Must all students live on campus?

Residence halls on campus:
Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Chi Rho, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Phi, Alpha Tau Omega, Beta Theta Pi, Chi Omega, Class Of, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Delta Pi, Delta Upsilon, English House, Harnwell House, Harrison House, Hill House, Kappa Alpha Society, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Sigma, Kings Court, Lambda Chi Alpha, Mayer Hall, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Kappa Alpha, Phi Kappa Psi, Pi Kappa Phi, Pi Lambda Phi, Psi Upsilon, Quadrangle, Rodin College House, Sansom East, Sansom West, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Alpha Mu, Sigma Chi, Sigma Delta Tau, Sigma Kappa, Sigma Nu, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Stouffer Commons, Tau Epsilon Phi, Van Pelt Manor, Web Dubois, Zeta Beta Tau, Zeta Psi, Zeta Tau Alpha

Sports Programs & Athletics

Athletic conferences
    Football - Ivy Group
    Basketball - Ivy Group
    Baseball - Ivy Group
    Cross Country/Track - Ivy Group

Number of Varsity Athletes by Sport in 2018

Sport # of Men # of Women
All Track Combined 148 149
Baseball 34
Basketball 16 15
Fencing 17 21
Field Hockey 18
Football 111
Golf 9 10
Gymnastics 21
Lacrosse 37 29
Rowing 38 53
Soccer 22 28
Softball 23
Squash 16 18
Swimming and Diving 31 40
Tennis 14 10
Volleyball 21
Wrestling 26
Other Sports 96
Data from 2015-2016
Athletic Association
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Athletic Classification
NCAA Division I-FCS



Athletic Summary
Total # athletes


Male Athletes 521
Female Athletes 370


Total sports revenue

Total sports expenses

Avg. head coach salary - Women
(# full-time equivalents)
$102,971 (12.8)

Avg. head coach salary - Men
(# FTE)
$125,665 (13.6)

Campus Services and Programs

Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
On-campus day care for students' children
Placement services for completers
Library facilities
Access to digital/electronic resources
Access to library collections that are shared with other institutions
Established library hours
Organized collection of printed materials
Physical facilities
Staff trained to provide and interpret library materials
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Hospital on campus?


% of students with registered disabilities

Nearby Restaurants

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Miles From Campus: 1.01
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Miles From Campus: 1.55
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Capogiro Gelato

Miles From Campus: 1.7
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Miles From Campus: 2.11
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The Sweet Life Bakeshop

Miles From Campus: 2.13
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Miles From Campus: 2.18
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Miles From Campus: 2.25
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Miles From Campus: 2.47
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Miles From Campus: 2.6
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ICI Macarons & Cafe

Miles From Campus: 2.62
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Miles From Campus: 2.77
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Village Whiskey

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Miles From Campus: 1.15
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Miles From Campus: 1.23
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