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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Recommended
Recommendations: Required
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Rank: Required
Secondary School Record: Recommended
TOEFL: Recommended
Common Application Accepted: Yes

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AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

34th & Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19104-6303
Phone: (215) 898-5000
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University of Pennsylvania
  • Located in Philadelphia, PA
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 25,007 students enrolled
  • 12% admitted
  • $45,556 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • anonymous, santa monica, ca
  • Jun-15-2016 I am a past student here

    1) if you are coming from a warmer climate area be prepared for 4 seasons - philadelphia gets really humid in the summer and snows in the winter. 2) be passionate about learning and making the world a better place 3) take care of yourself while in school - get plenty of sleep, exercise and eat well and you'll enhance your time there. start these good "mindful" habits now. 4) it helps to be extremely well rounded, academically, intellectually, with your activities, etc. 5) visit the campus before you apply to see if it feels like the right fit.

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  • Mbolle from Feasterville Trevose, PA
  • Mar-18-2016 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Concentrate on your studies because your parents are paying a lot of money to have you there, but at the same time, have some fun.

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  • Sabrina from Chicago, IL
  • Dec-01-2015 I am a current student here

    The thing I hate the most about Penn is the financial aid office. They are great for students who come from low income families with documentation to prove it. If you don't, or if your family is in a particular debt (they don't accept all debts as financial struggles), then be prepared for disappointment.

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  • Ami from Philadelphia, PA
  • Jan-07-2015 I am a current student here

    Get to know your advisor freshman year they will help you so much with figuring out what you want to do for ultimately a good part of your life and will guide you if you change your mind about classes and majors. Also have fun there is so much to see and do on campus and off, don't limit yourself to learning just in the classroom. Finally, make an effort to get to know the professors.

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