University of Pennsylvania (U Penn)

Philadelphia, PA

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University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania Student Essentials

University of Pennsylvania Student Essentials
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Quakers
Nicknames: Penn, UPenn
Website: www.upenn.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Most Selective
In-State Tuition: $43,738
Out-of-State Tuition: $43,738
Retention Rate: 98%
Enrollment: 27,998
Year Established: 1740

About U Penn

The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia excels in producing future leaders through its liberal arts and sciences programs and research opportunities at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels.

A large part of an education at the university is social outreach. Over 300 volunteer and community service programs are offered, as well as over 160 academic community services courses. These organizations and events are coordinated by the Civic House, the Fox Leadership program, Penn Volunteers in Public Service, and more.

Academics include undergraduate degrees offered in over 140 programs, ranging from Actuarial Sciences to Comparative Literature to Insurance and Risk Management. Penn is a member of the Ivy League, so you can be confident that the education you get there will be top-notch, no matter which program you choose.

Graduate programs include over 180 different options, like Anthropology, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Classical Studies, Women’s Studies, and many more.

Admissions require students to submit both a University of Pennsylvania application and Common Application as well as results of the ACT with writing portion or the SAT reasoning test and two SAT subject tests. Penn’s admissions are competitive due to its status as a top school in the nation.

Financial aid at Penn, as with other Ivy League schools, is awarded solely based on financial need. Forms include Pell grants, the Penn grant, SEOG grants, work study programs, and more. Penn aims to provide aid packages that do not include loans.

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U Penn Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 8 Reviews

63% of students gave University of Pennsylvania 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Alumnus - Grad Year 2009

Overall Rating

One of the best parts about attending Penn was the chance to get internships in Philadelphia. There were some that were available through work study so that you could get paid as well. This was a great way to build your resume while still in school.


Alumnus - Grad Year 1986

Overall Rating

Penn was a good mix of smart kids who had more going on then just studying. There was something there for everyone. As a student athlete I appreciated the quality of the academic and athletic mix. Students were serious about their academic pursuits but not to the exclusion of all else.


U Penn Map & Location

University of Pennsylvania
34th and Spruce Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19104


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Getting Around U Penn

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

10/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Philadelphia, PA

Winter
Dec
45
30
Jan
40
26
Feb
44
28
Spring
Mar
53
34
Apr
64
44
May
74
54
Summer
Jun
83
64
Jul
87
69
Aug
85
68
Fall
Sep
78
60
Oct
67
48
Nov
56
39

U Penn Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 13,190
Freshman Class 2,461
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 27,998

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 8%
  • African American: 8%
  • Caucasian: 53%
  • Asian: 19%
  • Unknown and Other: 12%
Latino 8%
African American 8%
Caucasian 53%
Asian 19%
Unknown and Other 12%

Undergraduate 47%
Graduate 53%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 50%
Men 50%
International 9%
Domestic 91%

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