The University of Pennsylvania is a private, not-for-profit research university that was established in 1740, founded by Benjamin Franklin, and is one of the oldest institutions in the country. It is a member of the Association of American Universities and Colonial Colleges. The school is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is regionally accredited by the MSCHE.
This school offers undergraduate degrees in 95 major fields of study; over 170 graduate and postgraduate degrees can be found at this school as well. Degrees are conferred across 16 schools and colleges, many of which also allow for dual-degree programs with other departments. Dual-degree programs are also available from other institutions, many of which are accelerated as well.
Penn State was one of the first universities to parrot the multidisciplinary model used by European Universities such as Cambridge and Oxford and continues in this tradition. This school is also known for a large number of politicians and diplomats that it has produced, including 14 heads of state, two US presidents, and over 200 members of Congress.