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Student Life

Students in Old Vet QuadPenn Vet is located in Philadelphia, the nation’s fifth largest city and a hub of excellent cultural and recreational opportunities. The metropolitan area is also a magnet for higher education, with the largest number of colleges and universities in the United States. Philadelphia is home to Independence Hall and is rich in national history. The city is packed with museums, art galleries, restaurants, concert halls and clubs. Philadelphia offers a diverse environment and an array of cultures. 

Philadelphia is home to numerous professional sports teams and strong collegiate athletics as well as the nation’s first zoo and largest city park, Fairmount Park. SEPTA, Philadelphia’s mass transit system, is extensive, efficient, and convenient to Penn’s campus. Student social events are held throughout the academic year and offer a chance to catch up with classmates and students in other phases of their training.