A landmark that once served as the Quaker meetinghouse and offices for The Working Home for the Blind, The Old Quaker building offers its residents historic details such as high timber ceilings and detailed brickwork accentuating the architectural charm and design. Our University City apartments for rent are not only in centrally located within the City of Philadelphia, but are also close to several of the area’s best universities and colleges.

Nearby Universities

An Ivy League research university, the University of Pennsylvania is one of the 14 founding member of the Association of American Universities and one of the nine colonial colleges chartered before the American Revolution. Home of several educational innovations, Penn developed the first school of medicine in North America in 1765, the first business college – Wharton School of Business – in 1881, and the first student union building in 1896. Penn currently has 12 undergraduate and graduate schools, which include programming in communication, arts & sciences, design, medicine, engineering, education, law, nursing, and more.

Founded in 1891, Drexel University is a private research university spread across three campuses in the city, which currently has well-regarded programs in engineering, medicine, and law. More that 22,00 students are enrolled in Drexel’s 70 undergraduate programs and more than 100 master’s, doctoral , and professional programs.

Temple University, located less that 15 minutes north of our University City apartments for rent, is a public institution that offers top-level education and the region’s best college sports. With total enrollment nearing 40,000 students, Temple provides general academic courses ranging from education, business, law, medicine, architecture, arts & sciences, and more. Temple also has international campuses in Rome, Tokyo, Singapore and London for those who want to make the most of a study abroad experience.

Other specialty universities and colleges in the are include the Art Institute of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Moore college of Art and Design, The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College and the Curtis Institute of Music. For a two-year degree program, the Community College of Philadelphia is just a quick commute away.

No matter what you’re interested in studying or where you want to go to do it, The Old Quaker Building offers the best place to learn and relax. Call to hear more about the education opportunities near our University City apartments for rent and schedule a your of our community today!

Old Quaker Building Nearby Universities

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3514 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Leasing Office Phone:

(215) 222-2233


Monday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday – Noon to 5 p.m.
Wednesday – Noon to 5 p.m.
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Saturday – Noon to 5 p.m.
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