More than Ever, Our Campaign Update

Did you know that the More Than Ever Capital Campaign has a $1B goal? This is part of the Power of Penn campaign that was launched in 2018.

With 2 years to go in this campaign, the Wharton community has already hit 82% of its fundraising mark!!

If you haven’t been back to campus recently, you’d be surprised to see a ton of construction all around Wharton.

  • The Wharton Academic Research Building (WARB), currently under construction on the south side of Steinberg Hall – Dietrich Hall, will become a campus hub for data and analytics. WARB will provide nearly 70,000 square feet of new space including flexible classrooms, study areas, and offices.
  • Tangen Hall, to be built at the corner of 40th and Sansom streets, will feature a Maker lab, a test kitchen, a pop-up retail shop, and co-working space. It will be the home of Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship and Venture Lab, where students from across the University can turn good ideas into great outcomes.
  • A major renovation of Vance Hall will return the building to the academic core of the School by housing academic departments and student-facing activities.
  • The Lauder Institute building (formerly Lauder-Fischer Hall) is being refurbished and will be entirely dedicated to Penn’s leading joint-degree program in international studies and business.

Wharton’s Research: An Unmatched Powerhouse

  • The new Stevens Center for Innovation in Finance is one of the world’s only academic centers that focuses on fintech research, education, and innovations. The Center explores the evolving world of finance, from mobile payments to blockchain to algorithmic trading
  • Wharton’s longstanding commitment to data-driven business education coalesces in Analytics at Wharton – an initiative that brings together the School’s research and teaching in customer analytics, people analytics, and neuroscience and behavioral economics.
  • The Harris Alternative Investments Program is one of the first formal academic programs in private equity, hedge funds, and venture capital. Leveraging Wharton’s pioneering alumni expertise in these fields, the Program is a hug for research and theory on emerging asset classes.
  • The Baker Retailing Center is an interdisciplinary industry research center established in 2002 through a generous gift from Jay W56, and Patty Baker. The Center provides a platform to debate opportunities and challenges around trending topics in the global retail landscape.

Full-time WG’21 class profile stats

  • 856 enrolled class
  • 30% international students
  • 64 countries represented
  • 36% US Students of Color
  • 47% female

W’23 class profile stats

  • 519 total matriculated class
  • 23% international students
  • 10% first generation college educated
  • 49% US Students of Color
  • 43% female