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]
Website: http://www.upenn.edu/

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. Benjamin Franklin was influential in the expansion of this school. In 1751, it became an academy with Franklin as president of its board of trustees. In 1755 was named the College and Academy of Philadelphia. Then in 1779 it became officially known as a university.[3]

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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References

  1. http://www.pennathletics.com/
  2. 2011 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments. Retrieved on November 20, 2012.
  3. "University of Pennsylvania." Encyclopaedia Britannica. Britannica Academic. Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2016. Web. 06 Jun. 2016. <http://0-academic.eb.com.www.consuls.org/EBchecked/topic/450133/University-of-Pennsylvania>.