[WORLDKINGS] Top 100 most renowned universities in the world (P. 16) University of Pennsylvania (USA): America's most successful “billionaire training furnace”


(Worldkings.org) The University of Pennsylvania is a private Ivy League research university located in the city of Philadelphia. It was founded in 1740 by Benjamin Franklin, one of the United States’ founding fathers, who was eager to create a school to educate future generations.

The University of Pennsylvania is a private, nonprofit university within the Ivy League located in downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Declared the date of its founding in 1740, it is one of the nine oldest universities in the United States, founded as a British colony (before the American Declaration of Independence). The school has strengths in the basic sciences, anthropology, law, medicine, education, engineering and business under a modern liberal arts curriculum advocated by Benjamin Franklin, the founder as well as Penn's first Principal.

As of fall 2017, there were 21,599 students studying at Penn, split equally between undergraduate and graduate students. Penn has a strong focus on interdisciplinary learning and research, offering double degree programs, unique majors and academic flexibility. This means competition to study at Penn is fierce, particularly at undergraduate level. The admission rate for the class of 2021 was 9.3 percent, of which 46 percent were either black, Hispanic Asian, or Native American.

Student life at Penn serves up opportunities to discover new interests and passions galore, through a wide diversity of social, political, religious, and cultural activities. There are cultural centers and one-of-a-kind museums on campus that allow the arts to play a leading role in student life such as the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, the Arthur Ross Gallery, and Institute of Contemporary Art, which are all major cultural destinations and easy for Penn students to access.

There are many famous people who have studied from Pennsylvania, they are all influential people. Typically, former US President Donald Trump, billionaire Charles Butt,... Therefore, this is considered as "the most successful billionaire training furnace in the United States".

Throughout its existence, Penn alumni, trustees, and faculty have included 8 signers of the Declaration of Independence, 7 signers of the U.S. Constitution, 2 Presidents of the United States, 3 Supreme Court justices, 32 U.S. senators, 163 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 12 U.S. Cabinet Secretaries, 46 governors, and 9 foreign heads of state. The people affiliated with Penn also include 36 Nobel laureates and 33 Rhodes Scholars; the winners include 28 Tony Awards, 16 Grammy Awards, 11 Emmy Awards, and 4 Academy Awards and include one of only 17 people who have earned all 4 awards above (an EGOT).

In addition, Penn has the greatest number of alumni on the Forbes 500 list of the wealthiest Americans out of all colleges and has the greatest number of undergraduate billionaire alumni of all colleges, with 64 living billionaires, 28 of whom are alumni of Penn's undergraduate schools. Penn alumni have won 81 Olympic medals (26 of them gold). Two Penn alumni have been NASA astronauts and 5 have been awarded the United States Armed Forces' highest award for gallantry, the Medal of Honor.

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