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University of Pennsylvania
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  • 4 Year
  • PHILADELPHIA, PA

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Value
    grade A+
  3. Diversity
    grade A+
  4. Campus
    grade A minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade A+
  7. Professors
    grade A+
  8. Location
    grade A+
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade A+
  12. Safety
    grade B+

About

34TH & SPRUCE ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19104
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Ivy League
From University of Pennsylvania

First things first: We’re the University of Pennsylvania (aka Penn), an Ivy League research university founded by Ben Franklin in the heart of Philadelphia. Did that sound stuffy? It felt stuffy. Here’s what we’re really about:

Penn is a place for people who want to do something big. But it’s also for people for who want to try a bunch of little things first. It’s a place for sparking revolutionary ideas. For pioneering thinkers. And it’s a place that will help you figure out what inspires and excites you. Where you won’t just gain knowledge, you’ll make it. You’ll research solutions, invent ideas, engineer art – all in a culture that’s not about perfection, but about perfecting the pursuit.

The people who love it here? People who are drawn to other people and who are curious about everything. This is the time to figure things out. Try everything that seems worthwhile. You’ll find what truly is.

Sound like the place for you? Then we can’t wait to meet you.

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University of Pennsylvania Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 5
Acceptance Rate
6%
SAT Range
1480-1570
ACT Range
33-35
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$14,578 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$50,778 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
63%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
5:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 97 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 113 responses
34%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 112 responses

Majors

Four Schools, One University

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There’s no one path to success here. Penn has four undergraduate schools that each offer unique opportunities, all on one campus. And our students have access to all of them. You’ll choose a school or program to serve as your home base, but you’ll never be limited to just one thing. And if you don’t see the path you want to take here? We’ll help you make one.

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
15
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
15
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    7%
  • On Campus
    88%
  • Online
    5%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,106 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,186
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 78 responses
  • Work hard, play hard
    23%
  • Driven
    22%
  • Overly stressed obsessively "busy"
    17%
  • There is no typical student
    15%
  • Overachieving
    12%
  • Composed and hard working
    5%
  • "Composed", actually chronically stressed
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 107 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 143 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 80 responses
  • Work Hard Play Hard
    50%
  • Dynamic
    13%
  • Diverse
    11%
  • Intellectual
    11%
  • Well-rounded
    10%
  • Ecclectic
    4%
  • Fast-paced
    1%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$85,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
96%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 66 responses

University of Pennsylvania Reviews

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