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University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

Students interested in this college are also interested in:
Cornell University, Harvard College, Yale University, Stanford University, Princeton University, Brown University

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.

Web Sitewww.upenn.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students10,019
   Women5,030 (50.2%)
   Men4,989 (49.8%)
Graduate Students11,807

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyMost difficult
Overall Admission Rate9% of 38,918 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 5
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.91 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math140 average
700-800 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading723 average
680-770 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing731 average
690-780 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite33 average
32-35 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$68,600
Tuition and Fees
$53,534
Room and Board
$15,066
Average Percent of Need Met100%
Average Freshman Award$47,992
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$24,536

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
1,475
Regular Class Size2-9 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

CAMPUS LIFE

Philadelphia Population1,547,607
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 99% of freshmen
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotQuaker
Sororities27% of women participate
Fraternities 30% of men participate

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
23.5% Asian
8.2% Black/African-American
11.4% Hispanic/Latino
4.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
49.8% White
2.2% Unknown
International Students11.7% from 102 countries
First-Year Students Returning98.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
84.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
65%
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
20.0%
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.82 4.30 730 706 32
Low 2.30 2.14 410 410 18
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 36
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DID YOU KNOW?

• U Penn was founded by Benjamin Franklin.

• On "Hey Day," U Penn juniors wear red and blue clothing and funny hats, carry canes and say "Hey!"

• U Penn boasts one of the most famous and prestigious business schools in the country, the Wharton School.

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