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University of Pennsylvania is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

1,152 Undergraduate Degrees
1,789 Graduate Degrees
$56,246 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
9% Acceptance Rate

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University of Pennsylvania Rankings

We have ranked UPenn as #5 out of 1,018 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 1% of all schools in the nation! UPenn also holds the #1 spot on the Best Colleges in Pennsylvania ranking.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

UPenn has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Business Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Business Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Business Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Business Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
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#17 Most Popular Business Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#92 Most Popular Business Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UPenn.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Real Estate Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Finance & Financial Management Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best International Business Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Entrepreneurial Studies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Insurance Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best General Sales & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UPenn has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Colleges for Finance & Financial Management College Factual
#1 Best Colleges for Marketing College Factual
#4 Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual
#7 Best Colleges for Business Administration & Management College Factual
#8 Best Colleges for Economics College Factual
#19 Best Schools Course Advisor

Where Is University of Pennsylvania?

Location of University of Pennsylvania

Contact details for UPenn are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 34Th & Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6303
Phone: 215-898-5000
Website: www.upenn.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Philadelphia-PA/University-of-Pennsylvania/98508878775
Twitter: http://twitter.com/Penn

How Do I Get Into UPenn?

You can apply to UPenn online at: www.admissions.upenn.edu/apply/

Admission Requirements for UPenn

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into UPenn?

9% Acceptance Rate
54% Of Accepted Are Women
46% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 9%, UPenn is one of the most selective schools in the country. If the admissions department requests additional materials, be sure to submit them promptly. This could be a sign that you're on the border line of being accepted or denied.

Approximately 46% of accepted students are men and 54% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 9%, and the acceptance rate for women is 10%.

Average Test Scores

About 46% of students accepted to UPenn submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 700 and 770. Math scores were between 720 and 790.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Pennsylvania  ( 700 to 770 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Pennsylvania  ( 720 to 790 )
200
800
UPenn received ACT scores from 54% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 33 and 35. Math scores were between 30 and 35. Composite scores were between 32 and 35.

ACT English Scores for University of Pennsylvania  ( 33 to 35 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for University of Pennsylvania  ( 30 to 35 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Pennsylvania  ( 32 to 35 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Pennsylvania?

$56,246 Net Price
13% Take Out Loans
1.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UPenn is $56,246. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UPenn, approximately 13% of students took out student loans averaging $7,842 a year. That adds up to $31,368 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UPenn is 1.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Pennsylvania Undergraduate Student Diversity

10,448 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 11,872 undergraduate students at UPenn, with 10,448 being full-time and 1,424 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UPenn

There are also 14,803 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 10,448 full-time undergraduates at UPenn, 47% are male and 53% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UPenn

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Pennsylvania students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UPenn Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2,273
Black or African American 783
Hispanic or Latino 1,041
White 3,996
International Students 1,575
Other Races/Ethnicities 780

Geographic Diversity

Pennsylvania students aren't the only ones who study at University of Pennsylvania. At this time, 49 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 138 countries are represented at UPenn. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at University of Pennsylvania

326 Took All Classes Online
585 Took At Least One Class Online
252.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 3 master’s degree programs available online at UPenn. In 2017-2018, 585 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UPenn has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of UPenn

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Pennsylvania was 252.5%. This is the #166 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UPenn regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Pennsylvania Business Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Finance 406 0 323 9 738
General Business Administration and Management 153 0 491 7 651
Management Science 121 0 235 0 356
Entrepreneurship 0 0 287 0 287
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 100 0 119 3 222
General Economics 146 0 0 0 146
Other Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 77 0 57 3 137
Real Estate 35 20 29 0 84
Econometrics & Quantitative Economics 37 0 21 19 77
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management 0 3 64 0 67
Accounting 39 0 16 3 58
Interior Design Management 0 0 47 0 47
General Business/Commerce 27 0 0 2 29
Organizational Behavior Studies 0 0 29 0 29
Actuarial Science 6 0 0 0 6
International Business/Trade/Commerce 1 0 2 0 3
Retailing and Retail Operations 2 0 0 0 2
E-Commerce 1 0 0 0 1
Insurance 1 0 0 0 1
Accounting and Finance 0 0 0 0 0
Operations Management 0 0 0 0 0
Transportation/Mobility Management 0 0 0 0 0
Public Finance 0 0 0 0 0
General Management Information Systems 0 0 0 0 0
Applied Economics 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,152 23 1,720 46 2,941

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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