University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA, USA
3.94 Average Rating

Founded in 1740 by Benjamin Franklin, the University of Pennsylvania is a private Ivy League institution in Philadelphia. UPenn hosts 12 schools conferring undergraduate degrees in over 90 academic fields of study. Additionally, UPenn’s Gothic-style campus is home to the nation’s first collegiate business school and medical school. As an Ivy League university, Penn features a number of long standing traditions such as welcoming new students at Convocation and celebrating each new senior class during the annual Hey Day.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
19%
Out of State Students
81%
0
100
8%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 34
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1457
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision January 5, 2020 May 1, 2020
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
21,907
Total Number of Undergrads
10,033
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
87%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
96%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
6:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$24,539
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$57,770
Out-of-State Tuition
$57,770
0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
49%
Average Aid Per Year
$46,177
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
48%
52%
Student Organizations
350
Size of Town
City: Large
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Philadelphia
New York
San Francisco
Washington
Boston
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
65%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$85,900
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What Students Are Saying

3.94 Average Rating
Penn students are defined by their passion, even if it is undefined upon entering freshman year. Classes are so difficult that you have to experience them to understand, but the sense of accomplishment that comes with mastery over them is liberating and pure euphoria. Perhaps the most amazing thing about Penn, though, is what you will learn outside of the classroom through your peers and their amazing cultures.
Josh from Dayville, CT
It definitely lives up to the nickname the social Ivy, but that's not to say the academics are not rigorous. Be prepared to work hard and show dedication to both class and activities. Even though it is in a big city, there is a distinct campus atmosphere.
Samantha from Philadelphia, PA

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