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The University of Pennsylvania, founded in 1740 by Benjamin Franklin, is a private, Ivy League institution. Penn is consistently included among the top research universities in the world, and also hosts highly regarded undergraduate programs in the liberal arts, business, engineering, and nursing. The university strongly emphasizes interdisciplinary education. Its Open University Policy allows undergraduates to take courses in all undergraduate departments and most graduate schools. Penn has one of the largest community service programs in the nation that links academic coursework to the surrounding community. Its 260-acre historic campus is located in downtown Philadelphia.

Website: www.upenn.edu/

Private
Co-ed
10,183
Undergraduate
Students
(52.0%) 5,299 Women
(48.0%) 4,884 Men
12,193
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
8% of 44,491 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 5

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.88
SAT Math
730-790 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
724 average
690-760 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
33 average
32-35 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$78,186
Tuition and Fees
$57,770
Room and Board
$16,190
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$51,470
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$22,103
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,570
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 27% of classes
10-19 students: 41% of classes
20-29 students: 14% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 8% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Philadelphia Population
1,547,607
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
51% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Quaker
Sororities
27% of women participate
Fraternities
30% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
24.6% Asian
8.5% Black/African-American
12.0% Hispanic/Latino
5.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
46.9% White
2.5% Unknown
International Students
13.0%
First-Year Students Returning
98.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
85.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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