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Tuition & Fees

$48,888

$48,888

not including room and board

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Extremely Selective

12%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,830
Declined + 27,452
Total Received 31,282
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undergraduateRatios

50%

50%

male

female

1  :  6

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Finance
  2. Economics
  3. Nursing
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School Facts

The University of Pennsylvania is a private institution founded in 1740. Undergraduate programs are offered through the School of Arts & Sciences, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the School of Nursing; and the Wharton School. Its 260-acre campus is located two miles from downtown Philadelphia.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 21,358
Established in 1740
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AANA (American Association of Nurse Anesthetists)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACNM (American College of Nurse Midwives)
•  ADA (American Dental Association)
•  AMA/AAMC/LCME (American Medical Association/Association of American Medical Colleges/Liaison Committee on Medical Education)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects)
•  AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)
•  CAHME (CAHME)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)

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Codes

SAT 2926
ACT 3732

Private (nonprofit)

9,712

undergraduate students

11,646

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
63%
600-699
31%
500-599
6%
400-499
0
700-800
73%
600-699
24%
500-599
3%
400-499
0
700-800
71%
600-699
25%
500-599
4%
400-499
0
30-36
82%
24-29
17%
18-23
1%
30-36
81%
24-29
17%
18-23
2%
30-36
76%
24-29
23%
18-23
1%
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Philadelphia, PA

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Fun Facts

  • The 1905 college football season was a truly deadly one, with dozens of players at schools like University of Pennsylvania dying due to internal injuries, given the violent nature of the game. President Teddy Roosevelt called for collegiate athletic reforms shortly thereafter.
  • The first true "university," defined as a higher education institution with more than one faculty, in the United States was the University of Pennsylvania, so named in 1779.
  • University of Pennsylvania students compete for the coveted House Cup, awarded to the residents of the winningest residence hall after a year-long series of intramural events!
  • One senior class tradition at the University of Pennsylvania involves planting a piece of ivy. The first piece of ivy planted on the aptly named Ivy Day came all the way from Kenilworth Castle in Scotland.
  • University of Pennsylvania students can get some of the best seats in the house for basketball games at the Palestra, a.k.a. the Cathedral of College Basketball--but only if they wait for hours in "The Line," a rotating time and place of sale that changes every year and is kept secret until that day.
  • Students at the University of Pennsylvania throw toast (or bread) onto the field during the third quarter of every home football game--a literal "toast," since doing so with alcohol was banned during Prohibition, and the crispy, buttery practice just stuck!

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Philadelphia, PA

280-acre, urban campus in Philadelphia (population: 1,536,471). Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation throughout campus and to local off-campus areas. Public transportation serves campus.

University of Pennsylvania
34th and Spruce Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
56%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
98%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
32 fraternities 30% of male students
 
14 sororities 27% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
94%
Top 1/4
99%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
63%
600-699
31%
500-599
6%
400-499
0
700-800
73%
600-699
24%
500-599
3%
400-499
0
700-800
71%
600-699
25%
500-599
4%
400-499
0
30-36
82%
24-29
17%
18-23
1%
30-36
81%
24-29
17%
18-23
2%
30-36
76%
24-29
23%
18-23
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $75
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required/GED accepted
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Required of some
SAT or ACT Required

Extremely Selective

12%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,830
Declined + 27,452
Total Received 31,282

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Eric Furda
Dean of Admissions
P: 215 898-7507
F: 215 898-9670
info@admissions.upenn.edu

Cost

Tuition $42,176
Room $8,688
Board $4,776
Additional fees $5,492
Books & supplies $1,220
Total $62,352
Average Financial Aid - $41,961
Total with Avg. Aid $20,391

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$41,961

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $9,008,407
State $1,642,029
Institutional $156,312,793
Other external $4,610,661
Total $171,573,890

Non-need-based

Federal $162,937
State $8,696
Institutional $0
Other external $6,054,218
Total $6,225,851

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
diving
fencing
field hockey
football
golf
gymnastics
lacrosse
lightweight football
soccer
softball
squash
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division I), Ivy Group (Football I-AA)
Mascot
Quakers
School colors
red and blue
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Adult Acute/Tertiary Nurse Practitioner
Adult Cardiopulmonary Nurse Practitioner
Adult Critical Care Nurse Practitioner
Adult Health Nurse Practitioner
Adult Health/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
Adult Neuroscience Nurse Practitioner
Adult Surgical Nurse Practitioner
African Studies
Africana Studies
American Civilization
Ancient History
Anthropology
Applied Science
Architecture
Art/Archaeology of Mediterranean World
Art/Archaeology of the Mediterranean World
Asian/Middle Eastern Studies
Biochemistry
Biochemistry/Molecular Biophysics
Bioengineering
Bioethics
Biological Basis of Behavior
Biology
Biomedical Graduate Studies
Biomedical Sciences
Biophysics
Biostatistics
Biotechnology
Business Administration
Business/Public Policy
Cell/Molecular Biology
Chemical/Biomolecular Engineering
Chemistry
Cinema Studies
City/Regional Planning
Classical Studies
Clinical Epidemiology
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Cognitive Sciences
Communication
Comparative Literature/Theory
Comparative Medical Science
Computational Biology
Computer Graphics/Game Technology
Computer Science/Engineering
Computer/Cognitive Science
Computer/Information Science
Computer/Information Technology
Computer/Telecommunications Engineering
Conflict Analysis/Peace Science
Criminology
Decision Processes
Demography
Design Theory
Design of the Environment
Digital Media Design
Early Childhood Education
Earth/Environmental Science
East Asian Area Studies
East Asian Languages/Civilizations
Economics
Education
Education/Culture/Society
Educational Leadership
Educational Policy
Educational Policy/Leadership
Educational/Organizational Leadership
Electrical Engineering
Electrical/Systems Engineering
Elementary Education
Energy Management/Policy
Engineering Geology
English
Entrepreneurial Management
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Biology
Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Communication/Education
Environmental Geology
Environmental Health
Environmental Humanities
Environmental Policy
Environmental Studies
Environmental Systems
Environmental/Risk Management
Epidemiology
Executive Engineering Program
Family Health Nurse Practitioner
Finance
Fine Arts
Folklore/Folklife
French
Genomics/Computational Biology
German
Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
Global Analysis
Government Administration
Health Care Management
Health Care Management/Policy
Health Care Systems
Health Leadership
Health/Societies
Higher Education Administration
Higher Education Management
Hispanic Studies
Historic Preservation
History
History of Art
History/Sociology of Science
Human Resource Management
Human Resources Management
Human Sexuality Education
Humanistic Philosophy
Humanities
Hydrogeology
Immunology
Individualized Program
Individualized Studies
Information Strategy/Systems/Economy
Information Systems
Insurance/Risk Management
Intercultural Communication
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Relations
International Studies
Italian Studies
Jewish Studies
Landscape Architecture/Regional Planning
Latin American/Latino Studies
Law
Leadership in Professional Education
Legal Studies
Linguistics
Logic/Information/Computation
Management
Management Information Systems
Management/Technology
Managing Electronic Commerce
Marketing
Marketing Communication
Marketing Operations Management
Material Science/Engineering
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematics
Measurement/Evaluation/Technical Research
Mechanical Engineering/Applied Mechanics
Multinational Management
Music
Natural Sciences
Near Eastern Languages/Civilizations
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Neuroscience
Neurosciences
Nurse Anesthetist
Nurse/Midwifery
Nursing
Nursing/Health Care Administration
Obstetric/Gynecology Nurse Practitioner
Occupational Health Nursing
Oncology Advanced Practice Nursing
Operation/Information Management
Operations Management
Operations Research
Operations/Information Management
Oral Biology
Organizational Dynamics
Organizational Leadership
Organizational Management
Parasitology
Pathology
Pediatric Acute/Chronic Care Nurse Practitioner
Pediatric Critical Care Nurse Practitioner
Perinatal Nursing
Pharmacology
Philosophy
Philosophy/Politics/Economics
Philosophy/Science
Physics
Physics/Astronomy
Policy Research/Evaluation/Measurement
Political Science
Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Mental Health Advance Practice Nurse Specialist
Psychological Services
Psychology
Public Health Studies
Public Policy Management
Public Policy/Management
Reading/Language Arts
Reading/Writing/Literacy
Real Estate
Regional Science
Religious Studies
Resource Management
Retailing
Risk Management/Insurance
Risk/Insurance
Romance Languages
Russian
Science/Technology/Society
Secondary Education
Slavic Languages/Literature
Social Sciences
Social Systems Sciences
Social Work
Sociology
South Asia Regional Studies
Spanish
Statistics
Statistics/Measurement/Research
Strategic Management
Systems Engineering
Systems Science/Engineering
TESOL
Teach For America
Teaching/Learning/Curriculum
Technology Innovation
Technology Management
Telecommunications/Networking Engineering
Theatre Arts
Translational Research
Transportation
Urban Environment
Urban Studies
Visual Studies
Wharton M.B.A.
Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

45%

9,712
students

Female
50%
4,840

Male
50%
4,872

Graduate

55%

11,646
students

Female
53%
6,191

Male
47%
5,455

undergraduateFull-time

96%

9,407
students

Female
51%
4,704

Male
49%
4,703

undergraduatePart-time

4%

305
students

Female
45%
136

Male
55%
169

Student Break-down

11%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
19%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
45%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

11%

Transfer applicants accepted

68%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

16

course units

Minimum transfers must complete

64

course units

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

93%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 103
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Singapore
South Korea
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Elisabeth O'Connell
Director of Transfer and International Admissions
215 898-7901
lizo@admissions.upenn.edu

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