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University of Pennsylvania

#6 in National Universities

4 year • Philadelphia, PA

4 year • Philadelphia, PA
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Overview

University of Pennsylvania is a private institution that was founded in 1740. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,760 (fall 2022), its setting is urban, and the campus size is 299 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Pennsylvania's ranking in the 2024 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, #6. Its tuition and fees are $66,104.


The University of Pennsylvania, located in Philadelphia, was founded by Benjamin Franklin. The Penn Quakers have more than 25 NCAA Division I sports that compete in the Ivy League, and are noted for successful basketball and lacrosse teams. Penn offers housing in more than 10 College Houses, but many students live in the numerous off-campus apartments and houses available. Around 20% of the student body is involved in Greek life, which encompasses nearly 50 fraternities and sororities. The school also offers a number of clubs and organizations, ranging from performance groups like the Latin and Ballroom Dance club to student publications such as the Penn Political Review. Penn works closely with the West Philadelphia area through community service and advocacy groups.


Penn has 12 schools: Five offer undergraduate and graduate studies, and seven offer only graduate studies. Penn's highly ranked graduate programs include its Wharton School, School of Education, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Law School and School of Medicine. Penn's other notable graduate programs include its School of Design and School of Dental Medicine. Penn, though secular, has a strong religious life with its Hillel for Jewish students, Penn Newman Catholic Center and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. More than 2,500 students each year participate in international study programs offered in more than 50 countries around the world. Notable Penn alumni include singer John Legend, poet William Carlos Williams and President Donald Trump.

University of Pennsylvania is a private institution that was founded in 1740. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,760 (fall 2022), its setting is urban, and the campus size is 299 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Pennsylvania's ranking in the 2024 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, #6. Its tuition and fees are $66,104.


The University of Pennsylvania, located in Philadelphia, was founded by Benjamin Franklin. The Penn Quakers have more than 25 NCAA Division I sports that compete in the Ivy League, and are noted for successful basketball and lacrosse teams. Penn offers housing in more than 10 College Houses, but many students live in the numerous off-campus apartments and houses available. Around 20% of the student body is involved in Greek life, which encompasses nearly 50 fraternities and sororities. The school also offers a number of clubs and organizations, ranging from performance groups like the Latin and Ballroom Dance club to student publications such as the Penn Political Review. Penn works closely with the West Philadelphia area through community service and advocacy groups.


Penn has 12 schools: Five offer undergraduate and graduate studies, and seven offer only graduate studies. Penn's highly ranked graduate programs include its Wharton School, School of Education, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Law School and School of Medicine. Penn's other notable graduate programs include its School of Design and School of Dental Medicine. Penn, though secular, has a strong religious life with its Hillel for Jewish students, Penn Newman Catholic Center and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. More than 2,500 students each year participate in international study programs offered in more than 50 countries around the world. Notable Penn alumni include singer John Legend, poet William Carlos Williams and President Donald Trump.

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At-a-Glance

Setting

Urban

Tuition & Fees

$66,104

Undergraduate Enrollment

9,760

Acceptance Rate

7%

1 College Hall, Room 100, Philadelphia, PA, 19104

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Admissions

Jan. 5

Application Deadline

7%

Acceptance Rate

SAT Range*

1500-1570

ACT Range*

34-35

High School GPA*

3.9

* These are the average scores of applications admitted to this school. Ranges represent admitted applicants who fell within the 25th and 75th percentile.

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Cost

Tuition & Fees

$66,104

Room & Board

$18,496(2023-24)

Average Need-Based Aid Package

$62,265

$14,851

Annual Cost*

$14,851

Annual Cost*

Tuition & Fees

$66,104

Room & Board

$18,496(2023-24)

Average Need-Based Aid Package

$62,265

*Average cost after aid

Academics

88%

4-Year Graduation Rate

8:1

Student/Faculty Ratio

59%

Classes With Fewer Than 20 Students

Popular Majors

MAJOR

% OF GRADUATES

ALUMNI STARTING SALARY

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

19%

N/A

Social Sciences

14%

N/A

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

11%

N/A

Health Professions and Related Programs

9%

N/A

Engineering

9%

N/A

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
19% Percent of Graduates
N/A Alumni Starting Salary
Social Sciences
14% Percent of Graduates
N/A Alumni Starting Salary
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
11% Percent of Graduates
N/A Alumni Starting Salary
Health Professions and Related Programs
9% Percent of Graduates
N/A Alumni Starting Salary
Engineering
9% Percent of Graduates
N/A Alumni Starting Salary

* In cases where salary data at the specific major level is unavailable, a general salary for the major category is displayed.

Faculty Research Impact

Bibliometric Rank

17

Bibliometrics is the statistical analyses of publications and citations for the purpose of measuring faculty research impact.

Publications Cited in Top 25% of Journals

70%

Publications Cited in Top 5% of Journals

27%

Total Papers published between 2018-2022

60,800

Citations Per Publication

18:1

Data provided byLast updated 2023.

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Students

9,760

Undergraduate Enrollment

Graduate Enrollment

13,614

Total Enrollment

23,374

Full-Time Degree-Seeking Students

9,717

Student Diversity

Gender Distribution

Male46%
Female54%

Ethnic Diversity

51%

Minority Enrollment

51%

Minority Enrollment

31%

White

28%

Asian

13%

International

10%

Hispanic

8%

Black

5%

Two or more races

5%

Unknown

Not Specified is not included in this breakdown due to an enrollment of 0%.

Campus Life

Housing and Dorms

Types of campus housing available:

  • coed dorms
  • sorority housing
  • fraternity housing
  • apartments for married students
  • apartment for single students
  • special housing for disabled students
  • theme housing
  • Student Activities

    29+

    Sports Teams

    33

    Fraternities

    15

    Sororities

    After College

    Graduation Rate

    88%

    Graduating Students Who Have Borrowed (any loan type, 2021)

    18%

    Average Debt at Graduation

    $27,705

    $76,746

    Median Starting Salary of Alumni

    $76,746

    Median Starting Salary of Alumni

    Graduation Rate

    88%

    Graduating Students Who Have Borrowed (any loan type, 2021)

    18%

    Average Debt at Graduation

    $27,705

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