St. Mary’s is located on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in University City, one of Philadelphia’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods. Located on the west side of downtown Philadelphia, the area is a hotbed of education, science, medicine and research.
This dynamic, community is home to college students, artists, families, singles and couples who live amid world-class universities, dining, nightlife and cultural offerings. The 50,000 residents of University City can be described as young, highly educated, and diverse. Home to four universities and colleges, University City’s student-aged population represents nearly half of the neighborhood’s total population. In addition, the area is becoming more ethnically diverse, with an estimated 7% increase in the racial minority population since 2000. The share of adult residents who have a bachelor’s degree or higher is almost 40%, which is 20% higher than the city and 10% higher than the region. 24% of University City residents have earned professional or graduate degrees—nearly three times that of the City of Philadelphia.
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