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The University of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

About the University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania is a private institution that was founded in 1740. It has a total undergraduate enrolment of 10,183 and its setting is urban. UPenn has a strong focus on interdisciplinary learning and research, offering double degree programs, unique majors and academic flexibility. This means competition to study at the university is fierce, particularly at undergraduate level.

A Brief History
A brief history

The University of Pennsylvania was founded in 1740 by Benjamin Franklin, one of the United States’ founding fathers, who was eager to create a school to educate future generations.

General info
General information

The university has 12 schools: 5 offer undergraduate and graduate studies, and 7 offer only graduate studies. Penn's highly ranked schools include its world famous Wharton School of Business.

5.7%

Acceptance Rate

1440 - 1550

Average SAT Score

32 - 35

Average ACT Score

3.7 - 4.0

GPA Aim (top of class)
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Quick facts about the University of Pennsylvania

  • Undergrad degree: 4 year liberal arts
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Setting: Urban
  • Residential Status: Primarily on campus
  • Number of Undergraduates: 10,000 (approx)
  • Number of Freshman: 2,340 (approx)
  • Acceptance Rate: 5.7%
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UPenn by the numbers

What is UPenn's QS World University Ranking?

#15

What is UPenn's US News Ranking?

#6

How many undergraduate fields of study does UPenn have?

UPenn offers 92 distinct undergraduate degrees, concentrated into 66 majors within 21 broad fields of study.

What is UPenn's Student-Faculty Ratio?

6:1

What percentage of UPenn students are international students?

20%

What percentage of UPenn students live on campus?

52%

What is the median starting salary of UPenn graduates?

$68,000 USD

How many varsity sports teams are there at UPenn?

33

How hard is it to get into UPenn?

Very! UPenn’s acceptance rate is approximately 8%.

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