Prospective Students

Why the College at Penn

The College of Arts and Sciences is the heart of the academic experience at the University of Pennsylvania. Tracing its roots to the founding of the University, “The College” is home to 6,400 undergraduates in the School of Arts and Sciences, and offers a distinctive brand of liberal arts education. Students have access to all the resources of a world-class research university, while also sharing intense intellectual experiences more common in small college settings. This means you’ll get to know your faculty and classmates very well, leading to engagement both in and out of the classroom.

Throughout this site, designed specifically with a prospective student in mind, you will learn about the kind of education we provide in the College of Arts and Sciences, and how studying at Penn is truly unique in the landscape of American higher education.