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.

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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%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
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-preparatory 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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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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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 yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Fencing yes yes
Field hockey yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Gymnastics yes
Lacrosse yes yes
Other sports yes
Rowing yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Squash yes yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes
Wrestling yes

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

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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

76%

10,728
students

Female
53%
5,697

Male
47%
5,031

24%

3,474
students

Female
62%
2,159

Male
38%
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 transferred

48

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

64

semester hours

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