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The University of Pennsylvania (also known as “UPenn” or just “Penn”) is a private, Ivy League university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. UPenn is one of the four oldest higher education institutions in the United States, was the first university in the nation to offer both undergraduate and graduate education opportunities to its students, and was founded by Benjamin Franklin. UPenn is classified as a research university and is known as a “Colonial College” – one of nine original education institutions that were chartered in the American Colonies before the American Revolution.

UPenn was one of the 14 original founding members of the Association of American Universities (AAU), an organization of leading research universities dedicated to maintaining a strong system of academic research and education.

Ben Franklin Statue on UPenn Campus

UPenn was established on a premise (advocated by its founder Benjamin Franklin) that students require a practical education for commerce, business, and public service as much, if not more, than an education in the classics and theology. UPenn was among the first universities in America to employ a multidisciplinary education model that was pioneered in Europe, where higher education institutions offer students a large breadth of disparate, academic disciplines for a more well-rounded educational experience. The university was also the birthplace of several other educational innovations: it was home to the first collegiate business school (The Wharton School, 1881); first school of medicine in North America (Perelman School of Medicine, 1765); and the first student union (Houston Hall, 1896).

UPenn is a large university that includes a range of academic schools and departments, hundreds of programs, as well as several community and public service initiatives. The university is well respected within the academic and business communities and is particularly well-known for its medical, dental, business, communications, nursing, law, biotechnology, veterinary, social sciences, and humanities programs. However, if you don’t have decent grades, there’s a good chance you won’t get admitted. The institution is one of the more selective, accepting only 12% of undergraduate applicants each year. UPenn is also well-known for its research centers and professorships, numerous joint degree programs, a unified campus, and the “One University Policy” which allows students to take any course from any of UPenn’s academic schools or departments.

As previously mentioned, UPenn is an active research university. As such, all of UPenn’s academic schools and departments exhibit very high research activity. UPenn is consistently ranked among the top five research universities in the United States, and among the top research universities in the world, both in terms of quantity and quality of research performed each year. With a research budget exceeding $814 million, 4,000 faculty and 5,000 support staff currently involved in research, and 1,100 postdoctoral fellows, UPenn topped the list of Ivy League research universities in 2011. As a top research institution, UPenn is associated with numerous discoveries and innovations in several fields. It was involved with the development of the Rubella and Hepatitis B vaccines, Retin-A, conjoint analysis, cognitive therapy, and the first general purpose electronic computer (ENIAC).

Part of UPenn’s success in the area of academic research is due to its highly productive faculty and support staff. Over the last decade alone 9 UPenn faculty and/or graduates have been awarded the Nobel Prize. Other prominent alumni include one U.S. President, 12 heads of state, 3 U.S. Supreme Court Justices, founders of large tech firms, law firms, and several global financial institutions. There are 18 living billionaires that are UPenn graduates.


One of the largest and well-known schools at UPenn is the College of Arts and Sciences which is the intellectual core of the University that enrolls almost half of all students. It is also home to the Graduate School of Education, and the College of Liberal and Professional Studies, the university’s division for non-traditional graduate and undergraduate students. Other popular schools at UPenn include The Wharton School for business education, the School of Nursing that is also a premier research institution, and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (also known as SEAS).

UPenn is known for its emphasis on multi-/interdisciplinary learning and academic research. Other distinguishing characteristics of its academic offering include numerous joint-degree programs, academic flexibility and custom-designed undergraduate majors. One of the university’s most distinguishing features is its “One University” policy which allows all undergraduate students the ability to take courses from any of UPenn’s undergraduate or graduate school offerings (with exception of the dental, medical and veterinary schools). Through the “Quaker Consortium”, an arrangement between University of Pennsylvania, Bryn Mawr College, Haverford College, and Swarthmore College, undergraduates can take courses offered at any one of the four institutions.

Interdisciplinary and Dual-degree Programs

UPenn is well-known among the academic community for providing a large selection of some of the best Coordinated Dual-Degree (CDD) programs of any university in the nation. UPenn dual-degrees allow undergraduate students the opportunity to earn degrees from multiple academic schools upon completion of all required courses from each school. A few of the more popular “coordinated” programs include: the Huntsman Program in International Studies & Business; the Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology; the Roy and Diana Vagelos Program in Life Sciences and Management; Nursing and Healthcare Management; Accelerated Seven-Year Bio-Dental Program; and the Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research (VIPER).

In addition to the previously mentioned CDD programs, UPenn offers several other dual-degree programs. In contrast to CDD programs, “dual-degree” programs require students to complete requirements for both programs independent of one another. Both CDD and dual-degree programs lead to degrees awarded through the College of Arts and Sciences and a degree from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

For aspiring graduate students, UPenn offers several structured, joint-degree programs, such as the J.D./MBA, and maintains a directory of the interdisciplinary graduate studies institutions that support dual-degree programs.

Medical Center and Biomedical Research Complex

University of Pennsylvania Medical Complex

UPenn offers a range of top-ranked medical and health-related programs in nursing, dental medicine, general medicine, veterinary medicine, bioengineering, and health management. Given UPenn’s high level of research funding and activity, intellectual breadth, and vast clinical resources, only a few other schools can compete with UPenn in overall program quality.

However, due to the ongoing cost of maintaining UPenn’s biomedical research component, unpredictable government regulations, medicaid/medicare program changes, and a decrease in federal funding for academic research, UPenn may face revenue instability in the near future. UPenn is working to address potential financial shortfalls and is pooling its resources in an attempt to achieve greater efficiency and productivity.

Undergraduate Admissions

According to the Princeton Review, UPenn is the 6th most selective university in the United States. For the graduating class of 2015, UPenn received a record 31,659 applications, of which it admitted 3,881—an admittance rate of roughly 12%. At the graduate level UPenn is also quite selective, although acceptance rates vary quite a bit from program to program. As is the case with most universities, some of the more selective graduate programs include law, medicine, and business.


In the U.S. News & World Report’s list of top undergraduate colleges in the United States, UPenn is tied with Duke University for 8th place, outranked only by Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, MIT, Stanford, and The University of Chicago. UPenn is also a prominent and consistent feature in the U.S. News & World Report list of Most Popular National Universities and Princeton Review’s Dream Colleges list.

University of Pennsylvania was recently ranked 12th in the world by QS World University Rankings, 14th by Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Academic Ranking of World Universities, and 15th by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. UPenn has also ranked 8th and 9th in the world for its economics/business and social sciences programs. In 2012, The Human Resource & Labor Review ranked University of Pennsylvania 12th among the 300 Best World Universities.

In the category of top research universities, The Center for Measuring University Performance ranked UPenn as a first-tier university (on par with Columbia, Stanford, and MIT). The National Science Foundation ranked UPenn 9th based on its investment in Research & Development. In fact, for the last decade almost every reputable ranking publication, including High Impact Universities, Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities, and SCImago Institutions Rankings World Report has ranked UPenn among the top research universities in the world.

General Information

Admission Office
1 College Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-7507
Fax: (215) 898-9670

Contact: Eric Furda
Dean of Admissions
Main Address
3451 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-5000

Total undergrads: 9,756
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,400
Degree-seeking undergrads: 9,756
Graduate enrollment: 6,873

Urban setting
Very large city (over 500,000)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $35,916 $37,526 $38,970 $40,514 +3.96%
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,050 $1,090 $1,120 +2.75%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $10,208 $10,621 $11,016 $11,430 +3.76%
Other $1,956 $2,102 $2,174 $2,186 +0.55%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $49,080 $51,299 $53,250 $55,250 +3.76%
In-state Off Campus $36,916 $38,576 $40,060 $41,634 +3.93%
In-state with Family $36,916 $38,576 $40,060 $41,634 +3.93%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $25,660
In-state Student Fees $2,152
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $25,660
Out-of-state Fees $2,152

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 1,462 61%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,050 44% $31,802,204 $30,288
• Federal grants 284 12% $2,041,439 $7,188
• Pell grants 244 10% $887,998 $3,639
• Other federal grants 277 12% $1,153,441 $4,164
State/local government grant or scholarships 140 6% $408,180 $2,916
Institutional grants or scholarships 1,046 44% $29,352,585 $28,062
Student loan aid 779 32% $4,428,968 $5,685
• Federal student loans 705 29% $3,543,451 $5,026
• Other student loans 137 6% $885,517 $6,464

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS PhD AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 3238 3518 1210 3 275
Architecture and Related Services 25 238 9 30
Architecture 25 114 4 18
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 78 5 5
Environmental Design/Architecture 1
Landscape Architecture 46 6
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 33 4 3
African Studies 5
African-American/Black Studies 6 1
American/United States Studies/Civilization 2
East Asian Studies 13
Latin American Studies 1
South Asian Studies 4 3 3
Women’s Studies 2
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 280 113 108
Biochemistry 32
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 1 9
Bioinformatics 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other 4
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 122 1 7
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other 1 7
Biomedical Sciences 23
Biophysics 3
Biostatistics 4 5
Biotechnology 62
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology 12 40
Environmental Biology
Epidemiology 29
Immunology 12
Neuroscience 95 2 19
Pharmacology 1 9
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 874 1315 18 167
Accounting 57 31
Accounting and Finance 26
Actuarial Science 8
Business Administration and Management 124 253 5 64
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 5
Business/Commerce 20
E-commerce/Electronic Commerce
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 147
Finance 399 507 2
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration 4 21
Insurance 9 6 4
International Business/Trade/Commerce 8 14
Management Information Systems 1
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other 112
Marketing/Marketing Management 105 105 6 22
Non-profit/Public/Organizational Management 19 11
Operations Management and Supervision 73 37 1
Organizational Behavior Studies 34
Public Finance 9
Real Estate 48 45 9
Retailing and Retail Operations 5
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations 18
Communication and Journalism Programs 127 3 13
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 127 3 13
Computing and Information Sciences 26 147 12 7
Artificial Intelligence 21
Computer and Information Sciences 70 12
Computer Graphics 13 17 7
Computer Science 12
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 1 39
Education 1 341 74 1
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction 8 2
Education 29 21 1
Educational Leadership and Administration 23 20
Educational Statistics and Research Methods 7
Elementary Education and Teaching 1 52
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 12
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 42 30
Mathematics Teacher Education 5
Reading Teacher Education 18 1
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 12
Secondary Education and Teaching 65
Social and Philosophical Foundations Of Education 12
Social Studies Teacher Education 18
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 38
Engineering 312 184 48
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 62 23 21
Chemical Engineering 49 27 10
Computer Engineering 29
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 31 36 1
Engineering, Other 23 34
Geological/Geophysical Engineering 1
Materials Engineering 36 19 10
Mechanical Engineering 45 20 6
Systems Engineering 37 24
English Language, Composition and Literature/Letters 126 13 13
English Language and Literature 126 13 10
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other 3
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 126 32 33
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 15 1 2
Comparative Literature 10 1 5
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 15 9 8
French Language and Literature 20
German Language and Literature 3 3 3
Italian Language and Literature 5
Linguistics 21 3 6
Middle/near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 5 4 3
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 2 11 6
Russian Language and Literature 3
Spanish Language and Literature 27
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 233 324 429 30
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing 18
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences, Other 2
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 27
Clinical Nurse Specialist 1
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling 72
Critical Care Nursing
Dentistry 148
Endodontics/Endodontology 8
Environmental Health 1
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 18
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 6
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 25 71 5
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing 32
Medical Scientist 9
Medicine 156
Nurse Anesthetist 15
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery 14
Nursing Administration 8
Nursing Education 19
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology 1
Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery 3
Orthodontics/Orthodontology 6
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics 2
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing 31
Periodontics/Periodontology 8
Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing 17
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing 13
Public Health, Other 20
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 136 4 8
Veterinary Medicine 112
History 168 16 27
History and Philosophy Of Science and Technology 13 2 7
History 155 12 15
History, Other 2 5
Human Services 21 177 20
Public Administration 48
Public Policy Analysis 21 5 4
Social Work 124 16
Legal and Law Studies 90 278
Advanced Legal Research/Studies 90 3
Law 275
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 22 98
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 22 98
Mathematics and Statistics 70 13 17
Applied Mathematics, Other 1
Mathematics 44 8 8
Statistics 26 4 9
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies 55 82 9
Cognitive Science 15
Historic Preservation and Conservation 21 9
International/Global Studies 40 61
Natural Resources and Conservation 18 27
Environmental Science 5
Environmental Studies 18 17
Natural Resources Management and Policy 5
Physical Sciences 37 68 41
Chemistry 17 31 25
Geology and Earth Science 3 2
Hydrology and Water Resources Science 5
Physics 17 32 14
Psychology 88 123 7 8
Counseling Psychology 63 8
Developmental and Child Psychology 17
Psychology 88 43 7
Social Sciences 511 77 53 2 22
Anthropology 36 6 7
Applied Economics 3
Archaeology 1
Criminology 5 27 3
Demography and Population Studies 5 8
Economics 189 14 20
Geography, Other 11 1
International Relations and Affairs 60
Political Science and Government 153 6 6
Political Science and Government, Other 21
Social Sciences 5 1
Sociology 24 5 8 1
Urban Studies/Affairs 39
Visual and Performing Arts 85 33 7 1 1
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 18 7 1
Design and Applied Arts, Other 5
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts 6
Film/Cinema/Video Studies 19
Fine/Studio Arts 26 18
Graphic Design 1
Music 8 3 6 1
Visual and Performing Arts 8
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $75

Online application fee: $75
Enrollment Rates

Average Percent applicants admitted: 15%

Percent students who return for sophomore year: 98%

Admissions Considerations
Secondary school GPA: Recommended
Secondary school rank: Recommended
Secondary school record: Required
Recommendations: Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT): Required
College-prep program completed: Required
TOEFL: Required

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2011
Number of Applicants: 31,660
Percent Admitted: 12%
Percented Admitted Who Enrolled: 62%

Test Scores: Fall 2011

SAT Critical Reading

  • 660 (25th Percentile)
  • 750 (75th Percentile)

SAT Math

  • 690 (25th Percentile)
  • 780 (75th Percentile)

SAT Writing

  • 670 (25th Percentile)
  • 770 (75th Percentile)

ACT Composite

  • 30 (25th Percentile)
  • 34 (75th Percentile)

ACT English

  • 30 (25th Percentile)
  • 35 (75th Percentile)

ACT Math

  • 29 (25th Percentile)
  • 34 (75th Percentile)

ACT Writing

  • 8 (25th Percentile)
  • 10 (75th Percentile)

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Attendance Status

Undergraduate Student Gender

Undergraduate Student Age

Undergraduate Student Residence

Graduate Attendance Status

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Retention and Graduation Rates

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

Undergraduate Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

Architecture B
Environmental Design B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African Studies B
African-American Studies B
American Studies B
East Asian Studies B
South Asian Studies B
Women’s Studies A,B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Arts – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Film Studies B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Bioinformatics B
Biology B
Biomedical Sciences B
Biophysics B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Actuarial Science B
Business Administration/Management B
E-Commerce B
Finance/Banking B
Human Resources Management B
Insurance/Risk Management B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Operations Management B
Real Estate B
Sales and Distribution B
Transportation/Transportation Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Graphics B
Computer Networking/Telecommunications B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Education – General B
Elementary Education B


Biomedical Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Environmental Engineering B
Materials Engineering B
Materials Science B
Mechanical Engineering B
Systems Engineering B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
Comparative Literature B
East Asian B
French B
German B
Italian B
Linguistics B
Russian B
Semitic B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Community Health Services B
Health System Administration B
Nursing (RN) B


History – General B
History of Science/Technology B

Law & Legal Studies

Law & Legal Studies – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities B
Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B
Statistics B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Cognitive Science B
Global Studies B
Natural Sciences B
Neuroscience B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B

Philosophy & Religion

Jewish/Judaic Studies B
Logic B
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General A,B

Public Administration & Services

Public Policy Analysis B

Social Sciences

Anthropology A,B
Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General A,B
Sociology A,B
Urban Studies B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of Pennsylvania Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (215) 898-5000
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 34th & Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6303
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 26,675
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 96%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 6 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 25,142 (94% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $57,770
Out-of-state Tuition: $57,770
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 59%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $50,532

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

University of Pennsylvania Programs

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Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Architecture and Related Services 5142
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 823
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 6119
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 615167
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 111
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1251
Education 2197
Engineering 885
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 12
English Language and Literature/Letters 1111
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1177
Health Professions and Related Programs 184204
History 333
Legal Professions and Studies 22
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 21
Mathematics and Statistics 233
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 125
Natural Resources and Conservation 13
Philosophy and Religious Studies 522
Physical Sciences 1353
Psychology 243
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1132
Social Sciences 29109
Visual and Performing Arts 1642
Grand total 3919314176

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Pennsylvania and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $57,770
Out-of-state $57,770
Books and supplies $1,358

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $40,182
Out-of-state $40,182

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,447 59%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,203 49% $50,532
Student loan aid 320 13% $9,413

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 6,128 52% $42,401
Federal student loans 1,503 13% $7,087

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Pennsylvania. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of Pennsylvania students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 44,961 22,459 22,502
Percent admitted 100% 7% 8%
Percent admitted who enrolled 5% 5% 6%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of Pennsylvania Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 26,675
Undergraduate enrollment 11,872
Graduate enrollment 14,803

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of Pennsylvania Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education
    • Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Endodontics
    • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)
    • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
    • Pediatric Dentistry
    • Periodontics
    • Prosthodontics (including maxillofacial prosthetics and combined prosthodontics/maxillofacial prosthetics)
    • Orthodontics/Peridontics
    • Oral Medicine
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
  • American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education
    • Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree
  • Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., Accreditation Commission
    • (SCPE) - Clinical pastoral education (CPE) centers offering CPE and supervisory CPE programs
  • Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
    • Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
    • Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health (PHG) - Graduate level school of public health
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education
    • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree

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