Penn’s One University Policy puts the emphasis on interdisciplinary education. Students are encouraged to pursue joint degrees and are welcome to take classes at many of the Penn’s schools, or even at neighboring schools Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore.
If you’re dreaming of working in the business world, the Program in International Studies and Business – offered through the Wharton School – is one of the best undergraduate business programs in the country.
Schools Within The School
Each of Penn’s 12 distinctive residential communities has its own dean, master, advisors, and common amenities. More importantly, though, the house system creates a more intimate community within the larger (and often overwhelming) social scene.
Penn's students are proudly engaged in the community both immediately beyond the borders of campus and much further afield. The school offers numerous opportunities to engage in service in West Philadelphia and throughout the city, and boasts the highest number of undergraduate students to study abroad of any Ivy League (roughly 600 Penn undergrads study abroad each semester).