University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

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University of Pennsylvania offers 972-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 6:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 10%. The most popular test is SAT - 58% of students submitted it in comparison to 42% of students who submitted ACT. 46% are women, and 54% are men. 17% percents of international students. University of Pennsylvania is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at University of Pennsylvania is 24370$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $50736 and $64200 per year. 96% of full-time University of Pennsylvania students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $79,700, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The University of Pennsylvania is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, University of Pennsylvania students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$7,636
$30,001 - $48,000$6,330
$48,001 - $75,000$12,939
$75,001 - $110,000$19,110

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores


  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Formal demonstration of competencies



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 9060

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


6222 of University of Pennsylvania undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 54 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes University of Pennsylvania number 2 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Pennsylvania.

Students at University of Pennsylvania awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Prepaid tuition plan

Tuition payment plan

Prepaid tuition plan - a program that allows students or their families to purchase college tuition or tuition credits for future years, at current prices.

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in University of Pennsylvania.


ROTC - Army

ROTC - Navy

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: students must complete their preparation at another institution for certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


University of Pennsylvania graduation rate is above the national average.

96% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to University of Pennsylvania completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Applying information

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

15 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores


  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

University of Pennsylvania acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 72%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 62%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 70%, so University of Pennsylvania acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 60%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The University of Pennsylvania full-time retention rate is 98% and part-time retention rate is 97%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it shows that school offers quality curriculum, pleasant student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking University of Pennsylvania students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
2070 - 2330

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 680 - 760
Math: 700 - 790
Writing: 690 - 780

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking University of Pennsylvania students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
31 - 34

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 32 - 35
Math: 30 - 35
Writing: 8 - 10

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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Evidence-Based Reading and Writing


For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at University of Pennsylvania is 6:1, that means that for every 6 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In University of Pennsylvania the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at University of Pennsylvania and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Pennsylvania.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 1 College Hall 34Th And Spruce Sts address in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of University of Pennsylvania with 0.19% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, aggravated assault, and forcible sex offense.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

University of Pennsylvania offers 972 programs in total: 400 are for Master's degree, 270 - for Bachelor's degree, 206 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, 57 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 24 - for Post-master's certificate, and 3 are Associate's degree.

This is the highest number of programs in comparison with other 44 universities in Philadelphia county, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree , Master's degree and Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs offered. University of Pennsylvania is one of the few institutions in Philadelphia that offers an Associate's degree program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Pennsylvania state average data to help you compare.


University of Pennsylvania provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 11007 students with 421369 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 10306 with 281204 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 2414 students.


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I love this neighborhood! It offers every type of person you can ever imagine from all cultures, races, sexual orientations and of course everybody has a multitude of hobbies and interest so nobody is left without somebody to connect with. The town or I should say the neighborhood is very accepting and welcoming I truly cannot imagine a person that wouldn't fit in here somewhere with someone. If you can't find something to-do hobby/friend here then you are obviously struggling with something a little deeper. Granted the crowd in the area is namely 22 to 35 but there are still a great deal of older citizens who are awesome and friendly. It has a pretty decent gay scene if you are looking for that and the college parties are near constant and out of this world!

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I️ have a 2.5gpa and I am intristed in this college so much. I️ am applying over review because I️ got declined over application. Pls consider🔥

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I am trying to get a vet assistant job and came across a lab technician job at their University. But, it was pertaining to taking care of the lab animals. I was upset about that and want to know what kind of animals they doing lab tests on. They should be exposed for what they are doing. I know they are some type of research university, but why do they have to use animals!!!!????

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Lovely women. Smart, meaningful statues around campus. Highly recommend driving and parking on campus. A breeze!

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Parking is tight, not too bad percentage cities places. The hospital is beautiful. But like all Hospital hurry up and wait

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Location & Website

Address: 34th & Spruce Street


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +2158985000

Institution is active in current year: 1

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