University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

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Tuition & Fees

$60,042

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
770
25th
710
75th
800
25th
750
75th
36
25th
34
75th
35
25th
31
75th
35
25th
33
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undergraduateRatios

45%

male

55%

female

6

students

1

faculty

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Extremely Selective

8%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,789
Declined 38,416
Total Received 42,205
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Private

14,202

undergraduate students

16,486

graduate students

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Location

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 30,688
Established in 1740
Coeducational Coeducational

302-acre, urban campus in Philadelphia (population: 1,580,863). Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation throughout campus and to local off-campus areas. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Major city

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
55%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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, aka 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!
  • The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania was the first collegiate business school in the United States.
  • University of Pennsylvania was founded by Benjamin Franklin.
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
96%
Top 1/4
99%
Top 1/2
100%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
770
25th
710
75th
800
25th
750
75th
36
25th
34
75th
35
25th
31
75th
35
25th
33

Admissions Facts

Application fee $75
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Application deadline (final deadline) January 5
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Recommended

Extremely Selective

8%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,789
Declined 38,416
Total Received 42,205

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Completion of college-prepatory program
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies
Secondary School Rank

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Financial Aid

51%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$44,232

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $53,166
Room $11,014
Board $5,770
Additional fees $6,876
Books & supplies $1,358
Total $78,184
Average Financial Aid - $44,232
Total with Avg. Aid $33,952

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $10,034,555
State $1,426,254
Institutional $197,203,287
Other external $5,660,235
Total $214,324,331

Non-need-based

Federal $221,135
State $33,465
Institutional
Other external $6,172,605
Total $6,427,205
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 215 898-1988
F: 215 573-5428
sfsmail@exchange.upenn.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Fencing
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Other sports
Rowing
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Volleyball
Wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

badminton, baseball, cricket, cycling, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, roller hockey, rugby, sailing, skiing, soccer, squash, swimming, table tennis, tae kwon do, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Club Sports - Women's

badminton, basketball, cycling, equestrian sports, field hockey, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, sailing, skiing, soccer, squash, swimming, synchronized swimming, table tennis, tae kwon do, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Intramural/Recreational Sports

aikido, basketball, dance team, soccer, softball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division I), Ivy Group (Football I-AA)

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Actuarial Science.
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing.
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching.
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General.
African Studies.
African-American/Black Studies.
American/United States Studies/Civilization.
Anthropology, General.
Applied Economics.
Applied Mathematics, General.
Applied Mathematics, Other.
Archeology.
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology.
Architecture.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Artificial Intelligence.
Asian Studies/Civilization.
Behavioral Sciences.
Biochemistry.
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
Bioethics/Medical Ethics.
Bioinformatics.
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biomedical Sciences, General.
Biophysics.
Biostatistics.
Biotechnology.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other.
Business/Commerce, General.
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology.
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
Chemistry, General.
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning.
Cognitive Science, General.
Communication and Media Studies, Other.
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling.
Comparative Literature.
Computational Science.
Computer Engineering, General.
Computer Science.
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Counseling Psychology.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Criminology.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration.
Demography and Population Studies.
Dentistry.
Design and Applied Arts, Other.
Developmental and Child Psychology.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce.
East Asian Studies.
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics.
Economics, General.
Education, General.
Education, Other.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Educational Statistics and Research Methods.
Educational/Instructional Technology.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing.
Engineering Design.
Engineering, Other.
English Language and Literature, General.
English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
Environmental Biology.
Environmental Health.
Environmental Science.
Environmental Studies.
Environmental/Natural Resources Management and Policy, General.
Epidemiology.
Experimental Psychology.
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.
Film/Cinema/Media Studies.
Finance, General.
Financial Mathematics.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
Folklore Studies.
French Language and Literature.
Geographic Information Science and Cartography.
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other.
Geological/Geophysical Engineering.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
German Language and Literature.
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other.
Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration.
Historic Preservation and Conservation, General.
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology.
History, General.
History, Other.
Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
Hydrology and Water Resources Science.
Immunology.
Insurance.
International Business/Trade/Commerce.
International Relations and Affairs.
International/Globalization Studies.
Italian Language and Literature.
Jewish/Judaic Studies.
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
Landscape Architecture.
Latin American Studies.
Law.
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Linguistics.
Logic.
Management Information Systems, General.
Management Science.
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Materials Engineering.
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing.
Mathematics Teacher Education.
Mathematics, General.
Mechanical Engineering.
Medical Science/Scientist.
Music, General.
Nanotechnology.
Natural Resources/Conservation, General.
Near and Middle Eastern Studies.
Neuroscience.
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management.
Nurse Anesthetist.
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery.
Nursing Administration.
Nursing Education.
Operations Management and Supervision.
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.
Organizational Behavior Studies.
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing.
Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing.
Pharmacology.
Philosophy, Other.
Philosophy.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Public Administration.
Public Health, Other.
Public Policy Analysis, General.
Reading Teacher Education.
Real Estate.
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other.
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other.
Russian Language and Literature.
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General.
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Social Sciences, General.
Social Studies Teacher Education.
Social Work.
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education.
Sociology, General.
South Asian Studies.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Statistics, General.
Sustainability Studies.
Systems Engineering.
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.
Transportation/Mobility Management.
Urban Studies/Affairs.
Visual and Performing Arts, General.
Women's Health Nurse/Nursing.
Women's Studies.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Finance
  2. Economics
  3. Nursing

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-veterinary science

30,688

total students

17%

in-state

83%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

46%

14,202
students

Female
55%
7,856

Male
45%
6,346

54%

16,486
students

Female
57%
9,371

Male
43%
7,115

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

75%

10,728
students

Female
54%
5,697

Male
46%
5,031

25%

3,474
students

Female
63%
2,159

Male
37%
1,315

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Student Break-down

14%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
21%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
38%
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 Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: March 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

48

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

64

semester hours

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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

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 transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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