Where Penn Students Live

While Philadelphia is comprised of a multitude of neighborhoods, most Penn undergraduate and graduate students cluster near campus in West Philadelphia/University City and Center City. A number of factors, such as budget, commute time and type of housing affect where a student will choose to live. The charts below illustrate a more comprehensive image of the breakdown of where the Penn student population is living.

Graphic Illustrating where undergrads live

Graphic Illustrating where grads live


  • Off-campus Undergrads by neighborhood - Fall 2015
    • West Philadelphia - 2,828
    • Center City - 255
    • Other Philadelphia - 168
    • Philadelphia Region - 354
    • Other - 19
  • Off-campus Grad Students by neighborhood - Fall 2015
    • West Philadelphia - 4,011
    • Center City - 3,687
    • Other Philadelphia - 469
    • Philadelphia Region - 1,098
    • Other - 246