Philadelphia Campus

Wharton's Philadelphia Skyline

The Wharton campus in Philadelphia is right on Locust Walk, the brick-lined pedestrian thoroughfare at the heart of the University of Pennsylvania (Penn).

Philadelphia is an ideal location for business school — small-scale and historic, with all the resources of a major East Coast city. One of the country's liveliest, most diverse cities, it also puts you right in the heart of all the opportunities of the East Coast — a train ride away from New York City, Washington, D.C., and Boston.

The vast majority of Wharton students come from outside of the city and quickly become part of a diverse but close-knit community in which it's easy to make friends quickly.

Philadelphia has more than 1.5 million residents, making it the fifth-largest city in the U.S. It offers diverse experiences and opportunities, yet is small enough to feel like home. It has the highest standard of living per dollar of any major city in the Northeast corridor. Its international airport is a short train ride from Penn's campus. And for day-trippers, Philadelphia is a short drive to the Pocono mountains to the north, Amish farmland to the west, and the Atlantic shore to the east, as well as Boston, Washington, D.C., and New York City.

Wharton Campus

Jon M. Huntsman Hall is only the latest addition to the Wharton campus, a network of buildings located along Locust Walk and around the Wharton quad. The Wharton campus builds close interactions across its many centers and is large enough to offer world-class resources.

Wharton buildings include:

Jon M. Huntsman Hall

Jon M. Huntsman Hall is home to both the Undergraduate and Graduate Divisions of Wharton. The single largest addition of academic space on the University of Pennsylvania's campus in more than half a century, this 320,000-square-foot building is designed around Wharton's cohort learning model and integrates innovative learning technologies throughout the School. Huntsman Hall has 48 flexible, technologically equipped classrooms, four computer labs, 57 group study rooms, four floors of faculty offices, common spaces, and pedestrian walkways. Other notable features include an 8th floor conference space, 300-seat auditorium, student cafés, and study lounges.

Steinberg Conference Center

The Steinberg Conference Center is home to the Aresty Institute of Executive Education. A learning-living environment, the center includes four amphitheaters, three large classrooms, 12 conference rooms, 103 guest rooms and suites equipped with networked personal computers, aerobic exercise room, executive dining facilities, evening lounge, and case rooms with video and computer technology. More »

Steinberg Hall - Dietrich Hall

Dietrich Hall, opened in 1952, was one of the first buildings erected on campus after World War II and the first built exclusively for the Wharton School. In 1983, the adjacent Steinberg Hall was added. The center for the School administration, it also houses several academic department offices, classrooms, and conference rooms.

Lauder-Fischer Hall

The home of the Joseph H. Lauder Institute for Management and International Studies, this building contains offices, common spaces, and classrooms used by students in the Wharton/Lauder joint MBA/MA program for international business.

Vance Hall

Built in 1972 to house Wharton graduate programs, this building holds administrative offices, classrooms, and meeting spaces. Built of concrete, steel, and glass, it is an example of the Philadelphia School of architecture.