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
    B
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B-
University of Pennsylvania is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
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%
Application Deadline
January 5
SAT Range
1380-1550
ACT Range
31-34
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$23,924/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,242/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,329/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,288/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,044/ year
  • $110k+
    $40,143/ 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
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.94 responses
39%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.93 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,406Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 61 responses
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  • Work hard, play hard
    21%
  • Driven
    20%
  • Overly stressed obsessively "busy"
    16%
  • There is no typical student
    16%
  • Overachieving
    13%
  • Composed and hard working
    7%
  • "Composed", actually chronically stressed
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.88 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.124 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 62 responses
Report
  • Work Hard Play Hard
    47%
  • Dynamic
    16%
  • Diverse
    15%
  • Intellectual
    10%
  • Well-rounded
    10%
  • Ecclectic
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$78,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
95%
National
48%
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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I love UPenn! Their mission is great. The professors and friendly and classes are well-placed. They have an infinite amount of resources and are always willing to help students out. Dorming is great as well. They have great intentional spaces and its integration to the city makes it so that you can gain internships and opportunities more easily.
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Great, overall. People here live by the motto of "work hard, play hard". It's a bit difficult to find the balance at first, but there are definitely more than enough academic support that can help you cut down the time and effort you need to spend on academics, which gives you quite a lot of time to do whatever you want. The location of Penn is great for entertainment, internships, conducting researches, and pretty much any sort of opportunity. Although the food on campus isn't great at all, the food in Philly is phenomenal, even the food truck meal that only costs $5 and can sustain you for two meals are delicious. The student body is great and not at all like the stereotypical Ivy kids. Of course, there are the Whartonites and the Nursing people who kind of fit in with the stereotypes, but overall, I'd say that most of the students here are just enjoying their time, pursuing their passions, and exploring the opportunities here.
Penn gave me the best 4 years of my life (so far). Not only did it give me access to excellent faculty and educational opportunities, it fundamentally re-taught me to learn. Here, I had the platform to break down everything I thought I knew, and reconstruct myself into whoever I wanted to be. Some of the more rewarding parts of my experience have been my relationships with my mentors (academic and non-academic), and peers who challenged me everyday and helped me grow. The cross-cultural dialogue in a place with so much diversity was incredibly high, and enabled me to expand my perspective on diverse issues. Overall, it was a very fulfilling experience.