University of Pennsylvania

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Noun1.University of Pennsylvania - a university in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaUniversity of Pennsylvania - a university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Ivy League - a league of universities and colleges in the northeastern United States that have a reputation for scholastic achievement and social prestige
Keystone State, Pennsylvania, PA - a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
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Franklin put emphasis on education for the purpose not only of personal intellectual fulfillment, but for serving the "Publick with Honour to themselves, and to their Country." "Nothing," Franklin subsequently wrote, "is of more importance for the public weal, than to form and train up youth in wisdom and virtue." That same year the Academy of Philadelphia, with Franklin as its first president, was founded, out of which evolved the University of Pennsylvania.
tending so directly to elevate and enlarge the mind, should be at enmity with the divine science of Christianity" ("Sermon Preached before the Trustees, Masters, and Scholars of the College and Academy of Philadelphia, May 1761").
In 1749, Franklin helps found the Academy of Philadelphia (later the University of Pennsylvania), and, in 1751, Pennsylvania Hospital.

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