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Penn is a private graduate school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It has a large graduate student body with an enrollment of 14,009 graduate students. Of the 124 graduate programs offered at University of Pennsylvania, 3 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at University of Pennsylvania are Business, Finance, and Law. 19% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

Masters and Doctoral Programs

Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
14,009
Part-Time Grad Students
2,654
Research Assistants
9
Teaching Assistants
64
Racial Diversity
  • White
    43.1%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    25%
  • Asian
    11.8%
  • Unknown
    6.3%
  • Hispanic
    5.7%
  • African American
    5.4%
  • Multiracial
    2.4%
  • Native American
    0.1%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 9 responses
  • Driven
    67%
  • Friendly
    11%
  • Intellectual
    22%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 9 responses
  • Competitive and intense
    33%
  • Great brand name
    22%
  • Prepared me for the real world
    44%

Professors

Poll
100%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success.9 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand.9 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities.9 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 9 responses
  • $100K+
    22%
  • $75K-$100K
    11%
  • $50K-$75K
    44%
  • $25K-$50K
    11%
  • <$25K
    11%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 9 responses
  • $125K-$150K
    11%
  • Did not graduate yet
    89%
89%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money.9 responses
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Nightlife
    A+
Median Household Income
$27,427
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,450
National
$949
Median Home Value
$308,496
National
$184,700
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The College of Arts and Sciences is the undergraduate division of the School of Arts and Sciences. The School of Arts and Sciences also contains the Graduate Division and the College of Liberal and Professional Studies, which is home to the Fels Institute of Government, the master's programs in Organizational Dynamics, and the Environmental Studies (MES) program. Wharton is the business school of the University of Pennsylvania. Other schools with undergraduate programs include the School of Nursing and the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS).

Penn has a strong focus on interdisciplinary learning and research. It offers double degree programs, unique majors, and academic flexibility. Penn's "One University" policy allows undergraduates access to courses at all of Penn's undergraduate and graduate schools except the medical, veterinary and dental schools.
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Great school with excellent programs. The University of Pennsylvania (Penn or UPenn) is a private Ivy League research university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The university claims a founding date of 1740[note 1] and is one of the nine colonial colleges chartered prior to the U.S. Declaration of Independence. Benjamin Franklin, Penn's founder and first president, advocated an educational program that trained leaders in commerce, government, and public service, similar to a modern liberal arts curriculum.
The university is known for it's cutting edge faculty profile, amazing infrastructure, access to library and locality. Penn has a safe neighborhood and the students quickly adapt to the place they are staying in. The city gives experience of both Urban as well as suburban life. The college is brimming with on campus employment opportunities. The faculty are reputable in their field and the university is highly investing in research and innovation.

I would like the college to offer more scholarship for international students.