The Wharton campus in Philadelphia is right on Locust Walk, the brick-lined pedestrian thoroughfare at the heart of the University of Pennsylvania. Jon M. Huntsman Hall is the latest addition to the Wharton campus, a network of buildings located along Locust Walk and around the Wharton quad. The Wharton campus builds close interactions across its many centers and is large enough to offer world-class resources.
Founded in 1740, the University of Pennsylvania is America’s first university and a member of the Ivy League. Penn has a legacy of educational innovation that includes America’s first medical school, first collegiate business school, first university teaching hospital, first journalism program, and first modern liberal arts curriculum. The current campus was established on the western edge of the city of Philadelphia in the 1870s and covers over 300 acres of city landscaping.
The majority of Wharton students come from other areas, but quickly become part of a diverse but close-knit community in which it’s easy to make friends. Most MBA students choose to live within walking distance of campus to take advantage of the rich cultural opportunities Philadelphia has to offer.
Philadelphia is the fifth-largest city in the U.S., home to more than 1.5 million residents. It offers diverse experiences and job opportunities, yet is small enough to feel like home. It has the highest standard of living per dollar of any major city in the Northeast corridor.
Tours and information sessions are available year-round and are organized by the respective academic programs: