University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

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Overview

University of Pennsylvania offers 978-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 6:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 10%. The most popular test is SAT - 66% of students submitted it in comparison to 34% of students who submitted ACT. 46.7% are women, and 53.3% are men. 16% 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).

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$24,370
ABOVE AVERAGE

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
$110,001+$37,639

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores

Recommended:

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

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 8688

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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20%

Salary After Attending

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$79,700

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

Students services

Career

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

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

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96%
ABOVE AVERAGE

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 to 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.

Applying information

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

15 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores

Recommended:

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

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Acceptance Rate

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

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10%

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%.

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10%
BELOW AVERAGE

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%.

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10%
BELOW AVERAGE

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.
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65%

Total

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65%

Full time

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0%

Part time

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

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

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66%

Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
2050 - 2330

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 670 - 770
Math: 690 - 780
Writing: 690 - 780

SAT Test Score Range

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ACT scores

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

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34%

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

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 32 - 35
Math: 30 - 34
Writing: 8 - 10

ACT Test Score Range

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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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For the High School Class of 2016:
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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

6:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

4563
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16%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

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

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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 978 programs in total: 402 are for Master's degree, 273 - for Bachelor's degree, 204 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, 57 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 27 - 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.

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All majors in University of Pennsylvania

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Certificates:
Doctor's degree:

Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate

English Language and Literature

Communication and Media Studies

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Student Reviews and Ratings for University of Pennsylvania

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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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The most prestigious university in the area, and judging by average SAT scores, one of the 10 best in the nation. No surprise here; Penn is Ivy League.

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We Love it Here! They have everything...movie theater, lots of diverse restaurants and clubs. It's like a community within a community, living together.

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Very nice campus. Filled with well designed buildings and is filled with art. Although I do not go to UPenn, I have been here numerous times, and the atmosphere is wonderful.

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Overall Rating:

THEY HAVE THE BEST DOCTORS AND NURSING STAFF!!! THE PHARMACY YOU ONLY WAIT A COUPLE OF MINUTES. THEY ARE THE BEST!!!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 34th & Spruce Street

Place: Research Universities (very high research activity)

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +2158985000

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: upenn.edu

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