University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6303


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Large
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 24,960
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 6%
Student to faculty ratio 6:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 6,600 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
(The institution has its own hospital)
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

University of Pennsylvania is one of the most selective institutions in its admission process in the U.S. In Fall 2016, it received 38,918 applications and only 3,674 students were granted admission. University of Pennsylvania is at the #7 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 43% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 57% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1380 to 1570
ACT32 to 35

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

University of Pennsylvania charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $0 and in-state students paid $0.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 60% of University of Pennsylvania's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 14% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,657 (which is 5.8% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at University of Pennsylvania in 2016-2017, was 312, which is 13% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,082 (which is 13.8% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, University of Pennsylvania has enrolled a total of 24,960 students (21,358 students full-time and 3,602 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 24,960 students, 151 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 46% men and 54% women and 11,716 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 13,244 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 106 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 45%

Non-resident alien: 19%

Asian: 16%

Hispanic: 8%

Black/African American: 6%

Two or more races: 3%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at University of Pennsylvania.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 31% 1,858
Legal Professions And Studies 17% 1,015
Health Professions And Related Programs 9% 560
Architecture And Related Services 6% 336
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 5% 298
Social Sciences 3% 153
Mathematics And Statistics 2% 147
Physical Sciences 2% 135
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 2% 129
Education 1% 85

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of University of Pennsylvania full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of University of Pennsylvania graduates 6 years after enrollment is $67,500. Last year, out of the total 2,624 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 2,388 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 3,026 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 2,723 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $67,500 $82,400
Employment Rate 91% 90%
Total Graduates 2,624 3,026

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

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0.4 mile away
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1.1 mile away
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