University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is University of Pennsylvania Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

University of Pennsylvania was awarded 1,082 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general biomedical sciences.

Overall Quality

UPenn landed the #13 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. 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.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UPenn?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 9%, UPenn is one of the most selective schools in the country. Good grades and high test scores alone may not be enough to get you into the school, so do your best to submit a stellar application.

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

ACT Composite Scores for University of Pennsylvania  ( 32 to 35 )
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University of Pennsylvania Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at UPenn is an impressive 6 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Pennsylvania is 78%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  78 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Pennsylvania

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 98% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of Pennsylvania enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  98 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at UPenn for first-time, full-time students is 87%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  87 out of 100
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University of Pennsylvania Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 11,872 undergraduates at UPenn with 10,448 being full-time and 1,424 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Pennsylvania Cost?

The overall average net price of UPenn is $25,802. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UPenn

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$3,181 $4,833 $12,752 $20,632 $41,421

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UPenn, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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 1.4%. 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.

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How Much Money Do UPenn Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from UPenn with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $85,900 in their early years. That's great news for UPenn students since it is 116% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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Location of University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania is a private not-for-profit institution located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The city atmosphere of Philadelphia makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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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

University of Pennsylvania Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 118 majors graduated from University of Pennsylvania. Of these students, 3,642 received undergraduate degrees and 6,034 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Finance & Financial Management 390 $107,700
Economics 225 $74,700
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 219 NA
Nursing 189 $64,700
General Biology 161 $34,900
Business Administration & Management 159 $65,700
Philosophy 158 $63,600
Political Science & Government 158 $51,100
Computer Information Systems 153 $135,200
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 121 $33,500

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Pennsylvania along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UPenn

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2018-2019, 1,533 students took at least one online class at University of Pennsylvania. This is an increase from the 585 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 1,533 1,171
2017-2018 585 326
2016-2017 524 134
2015-2016 354 106
2013-2014 52 9

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

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