Higher Education in Philadelphia

Looking for apartments close to nearby universities in Philadelphia? Built in the 1700s, our Old City apartments at Waterfront II are steeped in history. Adapted through the years as various shops, residences, and warehouses that supported the era’s port businesses, the historic buildings have been restored as 13 modern apartment homes.

Nearby Universities in Philadelphia

There are dozens of nearby universities in Philadelphia that Waterfront II residents can consider for their educational needs, including a number that are internationally renowned.

University of Pennsylvania is one of the top Ivy League schools in the nation and is just a short train ride from Waterfront II. While all of the nearby universities offer something unique to students, Penn is ideal for students who are looking for a school steeped in history yet that embraces forward-thinking technology and innovation. The university is internationally known for its research capabilities, with a top medical school that is educating the next generation of leading doctors and researchers. Its law school is considered among the most prestigious, as is its business school, which has graduated some of the world’s foremost business leaders. If reputation and renown are on the checklist as you explore nearby universities, Penn will be at the top of your list.

Drexel University also has a stellar reputation. With a growing research division, medical school, and a diverse selection of undergraduate and graduate programs, Drexel provides a comprehensive approach to education. Long known to be on the cutting edge of education, Drexel is embracing online education and other forward-thinking features important to adult learners.

One of the quickest-growing nearby universities in Philadelphia is Temple University. The school has one of the biggest undergraduate populations in the region, and also has a very active graduate community and a well-known law school. Temple takes advantage of its deep roots in the city to connect students with internships, career-development programs, and other opportunities to help them put down their own roots in the area.

Waterfront II’s nearby universities offer something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a school with great name recognition, one with online-learning options or one that allows you to be immersed in the local community, the local educational landscape will deliver.

If you’d like to learn more about our Philadelphia rental community, or to schedule a tour, contact us today!

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Contact Old City’s Waterfront II

Come see for yourself how living at Waterfront II’s Old City, Philadelphia apartments will enrich your lifestyle. Waterfront II will feel like home immediately, with open floor plans, wood flooring, in-unit washers and dryers, and pet-friendly policies. We show our residents how much we value them by providing incredible community and apartment amenities and a complimentary membership to MetroFit fitness center. From spectacular city views to dozens of landmarks, galleries, and cafes, you can experience the upbeat and invigorating Old City neighborhood every day. It is all located right outside our doors. We look forward to showing you around our top-notch apartment building. Schedule your tour by completing the form below or calling our leasing office at 215-351-1535. Remember to ask about our preferred employer program as well.




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106 S. Front Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Leasing Office Phone:

(215) 351-1535


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