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Author:idearen Source: Date:2013-4-22 15:45:08 Popularity:

University of Pennsylvania (University of Pennsylvania), is located in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, the United States of America is a famous private research university, one of the eight Ivy League universities. The school was founded in 1740, is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States fourth, and University in the modern sense of the United States of America's first. The declaration of independence and the constitution of the United States 9 signatories of the 11 signers associated with the school. Benjamin Franklin is the school's founder, University of Pennsylvania is the first university (America's First University).

The students

University of Pennsylvania has a number of different racial and cultural backgrounds of the students. In recent years, 39.2% Asian, Hispanic admitted freshmen in Africa, African or indian. Students in school girls accounted for 51.3%. In 2004 the 2440 international students undergraduate admission, 489 of them admitted. In the first grade students in 13% undergraduate international students, in these international students, 15.8% from Africa and the Middle East, 48.1% from Asia, 0.4% from Oceania, 11.7% from Mexico and 10% from Canada, central and South America and the Caribbean, 14.1% from europe. A total of 4192 international students in 2004 all students of admission in the fall.

Teaching resources

The school has archaeological and anthropological Museum of well-known, the museum has made to the school famous department of Archaeology contribution. There are a large number of ancient Egypt and the Middle East cultural relics museum collections, also has a considerable number of Chinese cultural relics, including one from a Chinese dynasties of the world's largest crystal ball. In addition, each year the contemporary art in the campus have held many different styles of art exhibition. The library of the University of Pennsylvania was founded in 1750, the first library to self-made map divisions of Louis Evans's donation. 20 years later, Dean William Smith traveled to Britain to raise funds to expand the amount of books. 250 years later, the school has the size of the library 15, the library collection of over 5700000 volumes, and subscribe to more than 40000 kinds of journals, with more than 400 administrators, and a budget of $480000000.

Campus environment

University of Pennsylvania architectural design by Karp and West Watson, two architects combines British University of Oxford and University of Cambridge architectural style, while retaining some Gothic architecture ancient elements at the same time, the innovation and development of the new campus of the Gothic architectural style. The center of the school campus covers an area of 269 acres (1 square kilometers), and extended to the west of Philadelphia, northeast of and adjacent to Drexel University, has formed many colleges and Research Institute campus. Recently the school to strengthen the surrounding areas of planning, the new campus opened restaurants, supermarkets and cinemas. At the same time, the school also plans within the next ten years the campus of 35 acres of land to build buildings and new facilities, for use in education and research.

School Rankings

University of Pennsylvania (Columbia University) at the American University comprehensive ranking of 2013 to eighth.

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