Tuition & Fees

$55,584

$55,584

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
80%
600-699
18%
500-599
2%
700-800
84%
600-699
15%
500-599
1%
700-800
73%
600-699
24%
500-599
3%
30-36
91%
24-29
8%
18-23
1%
30-36
80%
24-29
20%
30-36
92%
24-29
8%
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undergraduateRatios

49%

male

51%

female

1

teacher

6

students

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Extremely Selective

9%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,757
Declined + 36,656
Total Received 40,413
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Private (nonprofit)

10,033

undergraduate students

11,874

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Finance
  2. Economics
  3. Nursing
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Codes

SAT 2926
ACT 3732

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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, 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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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 21,907
Established in 1740
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  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 (Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  CoA-NA (Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)

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Philadelphia, PA

302-acre, urban campus in Philadelphia (population: 1,567,872). 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
52%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
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 29% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
95%
Top 1/4
100%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
80%
600-699
18%
500-599
2%
700-800
84%
600-699
15%
500-599
1%
700-800
73%
600-699
24%
500-599
3%
30-36
91%
24-29
8%
18-23
1%
30-36
80%
24-29
20%
30-36
92%
24-29
8%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $75
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 5
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Recommended
SAT or ACT Required

Extremely Selective

9%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,757
Declined + 36,656
Total Received 40,413

Admissions Factors

Very Important

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

Important

Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
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

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$48,971

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $49,220
Room & board $15,616
Additional fees $6,364
Books & supplies $1,280
Total $72,480
Average Financial Aid - $48,971
Total with Avg. Aid $23,509

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $9,556,112
State $1,481,342
Institutional $188,433,165
Other external $4,411,144
Total $203,881,763

Non-need-based

Federal $162,478
State $9,056
Institutional
Other external $5,204,329
Total $5,375,863
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement

Business/Farm Supplement

Other

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Elaine Papas Varas
Director of Financial Aid
varas@upenn.edu

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

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 Directors

M. Grace Calhoun (men's)
Director Of Athletics And Recreation
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Africana Studies
Ancient History
Anthropology
Applied Economics
Applied Geosciences
Applied Mathematical/Computational Sciences
Applied Mathematics/Computer Science
Applied Positive Psychology
Architecture
Art/Archaeology of the Mediterranean World
Behavioral Economics
Behavioral/Decision Sciences
Biochemistry
Biochemistry/Molecular Biophysics
Bioengineering
Bioethics
Biological Basis of Behavior
Biology
Biomedical Imagining/Information Sciences
Biomedical Sciences
Biophysics
Biostatistics
Biotechnology
Business Administration
Business Administration for Executives
Business Analytics
Business Economics/Public Policy
Cancer Biology
Cell Biology/Physiology/Metabolism
Cell/Molecular Biology
Chemical Sciences
Chemical/Biomolecular Engineering
Chemistry
Chemistry Education
Cinema/Media Studies
City/Regional Planning
Classical Studies
Clinical Epidemiology
Cognitive Sciences
Communication
Comparative Literature
Computational Biology
Computer Engineering
Computer Graphics/Game Technology
Computer Science
Computer/Cognitive Science
Computer/Information Science
Computer/Information Technology
Criminology
Data Science
Demography
Dental Medicine
Design/Environmental Building Design
Developmental/Stem Cell/Regenerative Biology
Digital Media Design
Early Childhood Education
Earth Science
Earth/Environmental Science
East Asian Area Studies
East Asian Languages/Civilizations
Economics
Education
Education Entrepreneurship
Education/Culture/Society
Educational Leadership
Educational Linguistics
Educational Policy
Educational Policy Studies
Electrical Engineering
Electrical/Systems Engineering
Embedded Systems
Engineering
English
Entrepreneurial Management
Environmental Policy/Management
Environmental Studies
Environmental/Risk Management
Epidemiology
Epidemiology/Biostatistics
Ethics/Legal Studies
Executive Engineering Program
Family Health Nurse Practitioner
Finance
Fine Arts
Folklore/Folklife
French
French/Francophone Studies
Gender/Sexuality/Womens Studies
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 Sexuality Education
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
Legal Studies/Business Ethics
Linguistics
Logic/Information/Computation
Management
Management Information Systems
Managing Electronic Commerce
Marketing
Marketing Communication
Marketing Operations Management
Marketing/Operations Management
Material Science/Engineering
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematical Economics
Mathematics
Measurement/Evaluation/Technical Research
Mechanical Engineering/Applied Mechanics
Modern Middle East Studies
Multinational Management
Music
Near Eastern Languages/Civilizations
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Networked/Social Systems Engineering
Neuroscience
Neurosciences
Nurse Anesthetist
Nurse/Midwifery
Nursing
Nursing/Health Care Administration
Nutrition
Obstetric/Gynecology Nurse Practitioner
Occupational Health Nursing
Oncology Advanced Practice Nursing
Operation/Information Management
Operation/Information/Decisions
Operations Management
Operations Research
Operations/Information Management
Oral Biology
Organizational Dynamics
Organizational Leadership
Parasitology
Pathology
Pediatric Acute/Chronic Care Nurse Practitioner
Pediatric Critical Care Nurse Practitioner
Perinatal Nursing
Pharmacology
Philosophy
Philosophy/Politics/Economics
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
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
Social Impact/Responsibility
Social Systems Sciences
Social Work
Sociology
South Asia Regional Studies
South Asian Studies
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
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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

21,907

total students

19%

in-state

81%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

46%

10,033
students

Female
51%
5,119

Male
49%
4,914

54%

11,874
students

Female
54%
6,426

Male
46%
5,448

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

9,782
students

Female
52%
5,011

Male
48%
4,771

3%

251
students

Female
44%
108

Male
56%
143

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Student Break-down

13%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
21%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
43%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

8%

Transfer applicants accepted

67%

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

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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