About Philadelphia

Philadelphia, known as a “city of neighborhoods,” is often described by residents and visitors alike as warm and accessible.   Penn is situated in the University City section of West Philadelphia, just across the river from Center City Philadelphia.

Among Philadelphia’s outdoor attractions is Fairmount Park, the largest urban park system in the United States, which offers a variety of recreational facilities.  The city is also home to important arts and culture resources including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Pennsylvania Ballet and the Opera Company of Philadelphia.   Philadelphia also is the home of several professional sports teams including the Eagles, Phillies, 76ers, Flyers and the Philadelphia Union.