A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B
University of Pennsylvania is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Ivy Group
Address
34th & Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Website

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

Acceptance Rate
10%
SAT Scores Range
1360-1550
ACT Scores Range
31-34
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
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Test Scores and GPA for University of Pennsylvania

Cost

Net Price
$22,694/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,636/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,330/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,939/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,110/ year
  • $110k+
    $37,639/ year

Academics

Professors
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
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.92 responses
40%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.91 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,406Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 59 responses
Report
  • Work hard, play hard
    22%
  • Driven
    20%
  • There is no typical student
    17%
  • Overly stressed obsessively "busy"
    15%
  • Overachieving
    14%
  • Composed and hard working
    7%
  • Work hard, play harder
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.86 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.122 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 60 responses
Report
  • Work Hard Play Hard
    47%
  • Dynamic
    17%
  • Diverse
    15%
  • Well-rounded
    10%
  • Intellectual
    8%
  • Ecclectic
    3%

After University of Pennsylvania

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$78,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
96%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.64 responses
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University of Pennsylvania Reviews

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Like any colleges, Penn has both pros and cons. As a graduate student in the School of Social Policy and Practice at Penn (Master's of Social Work), I find that the biggest strength of Penn is its wide reach of professional network, research, etc.

The amount of resources/networking opportunities available for developing insight, experience, and others is unimaginable here at Penn. Having deep connections with all three sectors of the non-profit, for-profit, and governmental world brings its students enormous opportunities and information/knowledge to learn and grow from.

The cons, however, is that Penn as a whole seems a bit lacking in terms of student activism and engagement. There are clubs to join. But, I rarely see them out in the quad or the walkway outreaching or being vocal about a variety of issues students are concerned with in this age and time.
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I am currently a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania studying Nursing. For me, the school's academia has been above all, and I have continually felt as though I am going to be fully prepared for my future career. Most of my professors have gotten to know all of us individually, even though we have class sizes of over 100. I am constantly engaged by my academics, and find myself excited to learn. Also, there are such a wide variety of students who come from different backgrounds and have embarked on a diversity of life adventures. I find it so interesting to listen to all of the amazing things that my peers have done in their past, including gap years, business investments, and travels. However, I wish that the students weren't so overly focused on their academics, and were able to enjoy themselves every once in a while.
This is a great school environment! The professors are the best and the resources are amazing. However, as a commuter, I would strongly encourage students to stay on campus and immerse him or herself in the college experience. I regret not being on campus more and involving myself in more clubs and activities!