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University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, PA
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#9 in National Universities
#10 in World University Rankings
#1 in Pennsylvania Colleges
Rankings*#5 in National Universities
#14 in World University Rankings
#1 in New York Colleges
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Research University (very high research activity)
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Research University (very high research activity)
Offered Degrees
Associate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)Offered DegreeBachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$60,042Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$61,671
cheaper$41,760Graduate Tuitionexpensive$51,194
Less$40,420Average Financial Aid AmountMore$41,752
Admission
Higher1,505 SAT
34 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,505 SAT
34 ACT
Easier8%Acceptance RateTighter5%
Favorable70%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Lower63%
High School GPA
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Advanced placement (AP) CreditsAccepted CreditsAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Enrollment
Smaller25,860Total EnrollmentLarger31,077
Larger11,851Undergraduate Student PopulationSmaller8,216
Smaller14,009Graduate Student PopulationLarger22,861
Smaller326Online Student PopulationLarger586
Completion & Outcomes
Higher96%Graduate RateLower95%
-Transfer-out Rate2%
98%Retention Rate98%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 6,400)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 12,928)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $5,416)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $5,604)
Faculties
6 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio6 to 1
2,404Number of faculties6,220
Lower$164,495Average Faculty SalaryHigher$174,879
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.