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Franklin Field Philadelphia Skyline at Annenberg School for Communication ASC UPenn

University of Pennsylvania

Established in 1740, the University of Pennsylvania has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge.

The 302-acre campus is home to some of the most exciting intellectual talent in the world, and the Annenberg School is situated at the heart of it all. Annenberg is the smallest of Penn’s 12 schools, all located within walking distance of one another. This geographical unity, unique among Ivy League schools, supports and fosters Penn's interdisciplinary approach.

Penn is one of the nation's top research universities, with more than 165 research centers and institutes and more than $870 million in annual research and development awards.

Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

As Penn is located in the University City section of Philadelphia, an exciting mix of higher education, restaurants, shopping, and urban living. Named the first World Heritage City in 2015, Philadelphia is full of rich culture, history, and food. Located in the heart of the East Coast, it’s the most affordable city in the Northeast and one of the most walkable cities in the nation.

The Annenberg School for Communication

Home to 22 full-time faculty members, more than 80 students, more than 20 postdoctoral fellows, 70 research and support staff, and 16 research centers and programs, the Annenberg School is the nation's premiere doctoral program in Communication.

The school hosts a variety of academic events every year, including the Elihu Katz Colloquium Series; the Annenberg and Gerbner Lectures, and numerous other lectures, master classes, workshops, conferences, and symposia. As the smallest of 12 schools at Penn, it is a close-knit and supportive environment for innovative scholarship.

In addition to bringing some of the world’s top scholars to Annenberg as visiting scholars and guest lecturers, the school provides generous funding to encourage our graduate students to present their research at national and international communication conferences and travel globally for their dissertation research, making the school a stepping off point to the world of global scholarship.