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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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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 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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Ivy League PARTY school. Home to the prestigious Fisher M&T program, Penn Engineering and Wharton. Also has arts/sciences college and nursing college but no big names there ---

In recent years, its becoming a big entrepreneurial school with great guidance and world renown courses in Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Computer Science and Engineering. Although, its mostly compared with Duke/ Northwestern/Cornell and rarely with Harvard or UChicago, its Perelman Med school and highly, highly elite Wharton MBA is probably better than anything in this damn universe.
John: Raj is a total alcoholic but he runs an extremely successful hedge fund. I don't know how??
Jane: Easy, he did his undergrad at Penn.
by bobbyplex October 20, 2016
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