Undergraduate Students

Exploring anxiety and social change

Sociology professor Jason Schnittker teaches the course Anxious Times: Social Change and Fear, based on a book he wrote. Through a data-sensitive approach, students study anxiety and mental health.

Erica Moser

Violence and stigmatized heroes

The new SNF Paideia course taught by Tyson Smith looks at incarcerated veterans and their experiences to understand the intersection of the military, criminal justice, and health.

Kristen de Groot

Serving service members

There are more than 18 million veterans and an additional 1.6 million service members in the United States. Around 297 of them are students at Penn. In a Nov. 9 event, the University honored these students with an event coordinated by the Veteran and Military Affiliated Students program.

Kristina García

Learning about resilience to stress

PURM students spent the summer researching the neurobiology of stress resilience in the lab of Seema Bhatnagar, anesthesiology and critical care professor in the Perelman School of Medicine.

Erica Moser

In the News

Philadelphia Inquirer

Emily Whitehead was the first child cured of cancer with therapy from Penn. She’s back as a freshman

Emily Whitehead of Philipsburg, Pennsylvania, the first child cured of leukemia with CAR-T cancer therapy, has returned to Penn as a first-year in the College of Arts and Sciences.



‘Positive and negative, usually both’: In Central America, a booming economy comes at a cost

College of Arts and Sciences third-year Anusha Mathur from Los Angeles explores how the once-remote beach village of Playa Venao in Panama is grappling with the environmental and community costs of newfound prosperity.


The Wall Street Journal

The top U.S. colleges that make their graduates richer

Wharton School second-year Braeden Voyticky is quoted on what sets Penn apart.



I lived like a monk for 48 hours, and it helped me break three of my worst habits—here’s how

Justin McDaniel of the School of Arts & Sciences explains the benefits of his class “Living Deliberately,” which requires students to observe a code of silence and abstain from using electronic communications.



The B-School advice no one gives you

Samuel Jones and Nicolaj Siggelkow of the Wharton School offer advice for pursuing a business school degree.



A degree from this Ivy League university can add over $80,000 to your salary—it’s not Harvard or Yale

A Penn degree can add an estimated $80,000 a year to a graduate’s salary, with commentary from alumna Emma Morgenstern.