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

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Penn is an elite private university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 10,448 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Penn acceptance rate is only 8%. Popular majors include Finance, Management Sciences and Information Systems, and Philosophy. Graduating 96% of students, Penn alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $71,600.

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34th & Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Ivy League

University of Pennsylvania Rankings

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Penn Admissions

Acceptance Rate
8%
Application Deadline
January 5
SAT Range
1450-1560
ACT Range
33-35
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$24,771 / 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
$50,532 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
59%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
6:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 92 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 102 responses
36%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 101 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • All
    3%
  • None
    96%
  • Some
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,448 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,424
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 68 responses
  • Driven
    22%
  • Work hard, play hard
    21%
  • Overly stressed obsessively "busy"
    16%
  • There is no typical student
    16%
  • Overachieving
    13%
  • Composed and hard working
    6%
  • "Composed", actually chronically stressed
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 96 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 132 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 70 responses
  • Work Hard Play Hard
    47%
  • Dynamic
    14%
  • Diverse
    13%
  • Well-rounded
    11%
  • Intellectual
    9%
  • Ecclectic
    4%
  • Fast-paced
    1%

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. 64 responses

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