Students come to Penn GSE from across the United States and more than 20 nations around the world. Ethnically and culturally diverse, our students also differ in their backgrounds, interests, and age. Despite their diversity of experiences, Penn GSE students share a common goal: they are intent on becoming leaders in education. Whether they make their careers as school district superintendents or policy researchers, counselors or teachers, graduates of Penn GSE are recognized as being among the best practitioners in the field.

Who We are

Class Profile

Ethnically and culturally diverse, our students also differ in their backgrounds, interests, and age. Despite their diversity of experiences, Penn GSE students share a common goal: they are intent on becoming leaders in education. View facts and figures for this year’s entering class by clicking on the link below.

 

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Diversity @ Penn GSE

Penn GSE has long been committed to preparing students to live, work, and become leaders in a world marked by sweeping demographic change and interconnectedness. Our students, faculty, and staff come from diverse backgrounds.

 

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Get Involved

Student Organizations

Our students are involved in a wide variety of organizations and activities – both at GSE and across Penn’s campus – that focus on everything from networking to social advocacy to innovative ways to teach and learn.

 

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Opportunities for Research

Student Publications

Why wait until after graduation to publish? In addition to taking advantage of the opportunity to work alongside world-renowned scholars, our students publish two scholarly journals: Perspectives on Urban Education and Working Papers in Educational Linguistics.

 

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In Their Own Words

Student Blogs

Wonder what it's like to be a student at Penn GSE? Want to know what your classmates are working on, or how they balance their classes with their lives? Check out the GSE student blogs, a collection of blogs written and managed by Penn GSE students. They write about classes, assistantships, city life, working - you name it.

 

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Study in the City

Philadelphia & Penn


With centuries of history, a diverse population, and a vibrant urban center that's right in the middle of the Boston-Washington D.C. corridor, Philadelphia offers abundant opportunity for students of education.



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