The Penn Community
Campus in the City
The University of Pennsylvania is a charming urban campus with a rich diversity of open spaces, quiet walks, older architectural masterpieces, and modern buildings in an environment conducive to reflection, discussion, and discovery.
The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania lies on the west bank of the Schuylkill River, adjacent to Center City and the surrounding suburbs. Penn, as an urban campus, places a high emphasis on personal safety. Residents are provided with parking in a secure garage connected by a transport system to the Hospital on campus. A security van service operates within two miles of the Hospital for those who do not wish to bike or walk home after dark.