University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
25,367
Total Number of Undergrads
11,716
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
Student:Faculty Ratio
6:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
70%
20-39 Students
18%
40-99 Students
7%
100+ Students
2%
0
100
87%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
95%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

Gender
Male
Female
46%
53%
Ethnicity

African American
11%
Asian/Pacific Islander
11%
White
65%
Hispanic
4%
Multi-Racial
1%

What Students Are Saying

3.89 Average Rating
Even if Penn seems impossibly difficult, there are so many resources that you literally have no reason to fail.
Josh from Dayville, CT
Not coming from an academically challenging high school the workload was new to me but as with anything in life you have to work hard for it which is probably what most people at Penn would tell you, it is not easy but I find the coursework to be fulfilling as when you choose classes it is best to choose what interests you so you do not get bored or resent the work.
Ami from Philadelphia, PA
Classes can be difficult, but there is always so much support. Teachers want you to do well, and they will be there for you when you need extra help. Classmates are not always the friendliest as everyone is competing to be the best, but find a close niche of friends you truly trust and you'll be able to get through anything.
Helen from New York, NY
University of Pennsylvania, like any college, is pretty tough. Courses at UPenn are particularly challenging because they explore the topics thoroughly. The professors and curriculum encourage you to explore topics in ways that promote thinking in a different way than just memorization. You learn not just by memorization, but through application. The professors push you to truly grasp the material, and understand it in a way that creates a more meaningful perception of the topic at hand. However, the professors make learning material so much easier, because of their willingness to aid you and their passion for the material they are teaching.
Brittany from East Elmhurst, NY
It's an Ivy League school, so we definitely get a lot more work and more difficult work than other schools
Samantha from Philadelphia, PA

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