An Ivy League university located in Philadelphia for either smart OR rich kids. Way Better than Princeton.
Often confused with Penn State.
Normal Person: So you go to Penn? Too bad about those Nittany Lions...
Penn Student: *sigh*
by Fabio November 10, 2004
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Function: noun
1 : An Ivy League University in the heart of the city of Philadelphia. Nestled within "University City," the school attracts the best and brightest, socially apt, and interesting individuals from around the globe.
2 : A Place where you receive a degree that gives you a wide variety of job options once you graduate; especially if you attend the Wharton School of Business.

Antonym: Princeton.
Random guy: "Hey man, I heard you got into all your schools! Congrats! So you're going to Princeton right?"
Random Guy 2: "Nope, I opted to go to Penn to pursue what I love, and still lead a normal existance."
Random Guy: "Nice!"
by Kyle B. Johnson October 05, 2006
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A top-ranked private Ivy League school with the highest proportion of StarCraft players
Student 1: "I saw Matthew playing StarCraft at Van Pelt"
Student 2: "he's there every day"
Student 1: "how did this idiot even get into Penn?"
Student 2: "Well, he's no dolt. Have you heard that he did his modeling lab report the night before it's due and still got an A?"
Student 1:"What!? How!?"
by PrehistoricFish September 18, 2020
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A party school that happens to be a member of the Ivy League. Tends to attract that kids that don't apply to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and MIT because, hey, college is about having a fucking awesome time.
Benjamin Franklin, who once said, "Beer is proof that God wants loves us and wants us to be happy" founded Penn.

Penn is one of the best universities in the world, and the students still managed to get fucked up on a regular basis.
by PennGuy July 05, 2005
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a university where students go to play Starcraft in a study room at the library during Spring Fling
Guy 1: Yo what school do you go to?
Guy 2: Penn
Guy 1: Oh nice, you play Starcraft at Van Pelt?
Guy 2: Everyday
by batrider February 06, 2013
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