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.
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.92 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.95 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.94 responses
Most Popular Majors
Political Science and Government156 Graduates
Business Administration and Management150 Graduates
Operations Management149 Graduates
Neuroscience and Neurobiology131 Graduates
Mathematics & Statistics115 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 62 responsesReport
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.89 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.125 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.64 responses
University of Pennsylvania Reviews
Choosing to attend the University of Pennsylvania has thus far been one of the best decisions I have made. I love living in Philadelphia surrounded by such a large, diverse campus with students from all parts of the world, expressing unique perspectives and interests. All of my friends at Penn have entirely different backgrounds, career interests, and activities on campus. Penn is competitive, and you honestly should not come here if you are not looking to be challenged with extremely hard classes. However, my experience has been that professors, TAs, and classmates will help you if you reach out, and there are many campus resources to help keep busy schedules balanced with support from academic to cultural to mental health resources. Penn was my dream school when I applied and coming here has only confirmed that.
After a year and a half here I can say that there is no university like Penn. Penn's centered in a growing part of Philadelphia where you have close access to concerts, great food, nightlife, museums, parks, etc... But at the same time, Penn does something a lot of other urban universities don't do very well and that maintains a bubble and a sense of community especially on Locust Walk where you will always see half a dozen people you know. At Penn, you get to take global seminars where the university will help pay for your ticket to go abroad with your class. You can apply for internships where Penn will pay you to work in the top health management centers in the world or be part of an art residency in Asia. I've had experiences here where I have accidentally bumped in Joe Bidden after taking a midterm and sat down to have lunch with the Ambassador of India to the US. Additionally Penn has one of the strongest student life of any university.
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.