University of Pennsylvania

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University of Pennsylvania
City: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Type: Private
Sports: baseball, basketball, fencing, football, football - sprint, golf, lacrosse, rowing (heavy), rowing (light), soccer, squash, swimming, tennis, track, wrestling, Penn Relays, field hockey, softball, volleyball[1]
Colors: Red and Blue
Mascot: Quakers
Endowment: $6.6 billion[2]

Founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1751, the University of Pennsylvania is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It one of only two colleges in the Ivy League that was not founded for the express purpose of training ministers.

It has strong graduate programs in business and medicine, and a tradition of emphasizing practical knowledge. Its motto is "Leges Sine Moribus Vanae," which means "Laws Without Morals are Useless."

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  2. 2011 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments. Retrieved on November 20, 2012.