Philadelphia’s University City is more than just a neighborhood. It’s the region’s leader in education, science, and innovation, with world-class universities and medical institutions. It’s a destination for food lovers and culture seekers, with internationally-acclaimed dining, museums, and galleries. It’s a vibrant, close-knit community full of idyllic parks and green spaces.

The heart of Walnut Hill College’s campus is a picturesque European courtyard situated in the midst of the “American” college environment. The College’s main building, Allison Mansion, features bright restaurant kitchens, multi-media enhanced lecture halls, computer labs, a library, and four themed, open-to-the-public restaurants, all of which play a major part in educational life. As the College grows and adds new buildings, Allison Mansion continues to serve as the hub of campus life.

The Center for Hospitality Studies, located at 4100 Walnut Street, houses our lecture classrooms, the College Store, and offices for our student success advisors and faculty. There, our students take various General Education classes, including Psychology, World Cultures, Foundations in Research, and many more that give them a well-rounded education while they pursue their degrees.

Our Campus

Welcome to Walnut Hill College!
Walnut Hill College is located in the University City neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA.
The University City neighborhood offers tons of restaurants, shops, and opportunities to explore the arts.
In this welcoming college town, the student-friendly activities are endless.
Living and learning in University City has never been more fun!
Our dorm rooms are located in charming Victorian-style townhouses just steps away from our main building, Allison Mansion.
Outside Bachler Hall, one of our freshman dorm buildings.
Inside a Walnut Hill College dorm room located in Perrier Hall.
Located at 4100 Walnut Street, the Center for Hospitality Studies, also known as "4100," is where our students take their lecture (non-kitchen) classes.
Located at 4100 Walnut Street, the Center for Hospitality Studies, also known as "4100," is where our students take their lecture (non-kitchen) classes.
Our main building, Allison Mansion, is home to our kitchens, dining rooms, and pastry shop.
Inside Allison Mansion.
Inside Allison Mansion.
On a beautiful day, students and guests can relax on the front porch of Allison Mansion.
You'll hone your cooking skills with our chef instructors in our six on-campus kitchens.
Inside our state-of-the-art kitchens.
Bistro Perrier, Walnut Hill College's signature restaurant, where guests can enjoy classic French food made and served by our students.
The Great Chefs, one of four dining rooms run by our students, features a continental menu inspired by some of the industry’s top chefs. Its inventive cuisine pops against the all-white backdrop of the sleek and sophisticated space.
Outside the Italian Trattoria, one of our four dining rooms.
The American Heartland dining room invites guests to dine in the coziness of our Midwestern-style space with a farmhouse feel.
Our Hospitality Management students practice their bartending skills while serving guests at our bar, which features an award-winning wine list.
A look inside the Walnut Hill College Pastry Shop, where we serve individual pastries, specialty cakes, breakfast dishes, coffee, tea, and other sweet treats.
Fruit tarts are one of many delicious desserts made by our students and sold in our pastry shop.
So, who's ready to get cooking? If you raised your hand...
...we hope to have you visit us soon!

University City: A Neighborhood that Majors in Student Living and Learning

Walnut Hill College is located at the heart of University City in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With a culture deeply rooted in student life, University City is home to many colleges, including The University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, and The University of the Sciences. The area is brought to life by students visiting eclectic restaurants, shops, and theaters that entertain and inspire creativity. Best of all, the Greater Philadelphia area is a historical tourist attraction with one of the most renowned food and hospitality scenes. Our Career Services team can help you find the perfect internship from among hundreds of restaurants and hotels in the city. Living and learning at Walnut Hill College will expose you to a world of diversity and career opportunities.


Imagine pursuing your education in the country’s first world heritage city! Philadelphia is known worldwide as a major business, cultural, and educational center. It’s an ideal environment in which to study and experience the culinary and hospitality management industries. Phyllis Richman of the Washington Post said it best: “Perhaps there are four major cuisines: French, Italian, Chinese, and Philadelphian.” And Conde Nast Traveler Magazine named Philadelphia “America’s Best Restaurant City.”

Philadelphia, the “City of Brotherly Love,” is a friendly city–a metropolis with a small-town heart. It’s a city of diverse neighborhoods and heritage. It’s a cultural city with great theaters, museums, restaurants, sports teams, nightlife, historic landmarks, parks, recreational facilities, and so much more.

Philadelphia is a city of firsts: the nation’s first library, hospital, and university. It features true American history and true contemporary American spirit. Last, but certainly not least, Philadelphia is home to some of the country’s leading colleges and universities…

…including Walnut Hill College.