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U.S. Universities Tour: Carnegie Mellon

In a Nutshell Carnegie Mellon is a highly ranked private university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Its 11,530 students are nearly equally divided between the undergraduate and graduate schools, with 6,020 undergrads, and 5,510 graduate and doctoral students. Carnegie Mellon offers distinct academic programs in a variety of fields, from science and technology to arts and the [...]

U.S. Universities Tour: University of Pennsylvania

In a Nutshell Next on the MapsofWorld U.S. Universities Tour is the University of Pennsylvania, another private Ivy League school, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Penn, as the school is often called, conducts a high level of research and contains many colleges within the university system. There are four schools with undergraduate programs at Penn and [...]

United States of Mmmerica: Cuisine of Pennsylvania

As was one of the earliest European settlements in the New World, Pennsylvania’s long history has allowed for the formation of many local traditions. Pennsylvania was founded on a vision of religious freedom, which has attracted immigrants from all over Europe. Today, religion continues to have great influence on the state, which has large communities [...]

Pennsylvania-Fast Facts

Location and Geography: The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is the only original U.S. colony not to border the sea, being mostly surrounded by land and with a small connection to Lake Erie in the northwest. The state is known for its rivers and wooded areas, extending from a cold mountainous region in the west to a [...]