University of Pennsylvania (U Penn)

Philadelphia, PA

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University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania

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Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
General Natural Resources Management and Policy

Arts & Humanities

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Comparative Literature
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
English Language and Literature
Environmental Design/Architecture
Film, Cinema, Video, Movie Studies
Fine/Studio Arts
French Language and Literature
General Music
German Language and Literature
History and Philosophy of Science/Technology
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Italian Language and Literature
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Middle, Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Arabic, Hebrew, Amharic)
Other Architecture and Related Services
Other History
Other Philosophy
Other Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Religion/Religious Studies
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Visual and Performing Arts


Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Accounting and Finance
Business Administration and Management
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems
Marketing/Marketing Management
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Operations Management and Supervision
Organizational Behavior Studies
Other Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Other Business/Managerial Operations
Public Finance
Real Estate
Retailing and Retail Operations

Communication & Media

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation
Other Communication and Media Studies
Other Design and Applied Arts


Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration
Educational Statistics and Research Methods
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Mathematics Teacher Education
Other Education
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor


Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Geological/Geophysical Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Other Engineering
Systems Engineering

Health & Medical Services

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Adult Health Nurse / Nursing
Bioethics/Medical Ethics
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Emergency Room / Trauma Nurse / Nursing
Endodontics/Endodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Environmental Health
Family Practice Nurse / Nursing
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Maternal / Child Health and Neonatal Nurse / Nursing
Medical Scientist (MS, PhD)
Mental Health / Psychiatric Nurse / Nursing
Nurse Anesthetist
Nurse Midwife / Nursing Midwifery
Nursing Administration
Nursing Education
Oral Biology and Oral Pathology (MS, PhD)
Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery (Cert, MS, PhD)
Orthodontics/Orthodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Other Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences
Other Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences
Other Public Health
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics
Pediatric Nurse / Nursing
Periodontics/Periodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Perioperative / Operating Room and Surgical Nurse / Nursing
Registered Nurse and Registered Nursing (RN)

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Cognitive Science
Historic Preservation and Conservation
International/Global Studies

Legal Professions

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Legal Studies

Life Science

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences
Biomedical Sciences
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Environmental Biology

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Actuarial Science
Applied Mathematics
Other Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods

Natural Sciences

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Geology/Earth Science

Social Sciences

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
African Studies
African-American/Black Studies
Applied Economics
Asian Studies/Civilization
Counseling Psychology
Demography and Population Studies
Developmental and Child Psychology
East Asian Studies
Geographic Information Systems and Cartography (GIS)
International Relations and Affairs
Latin American Studies
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Other Political Science and Government
Political Science and Government
Social Sciences
South Asian Studies
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies

Social Work

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis
Social Work

Technician Careers

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD


Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences

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U Penn Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 5 of 5 Stars 8 Reviews

100% of students gave University of Pennsylvania 5 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Alumnus - Grad Year 2009

Academics Rating

Penn's academics are clearly excellent, and I had many interesting classes. There is a mix of small and large classes, but there were always small breakout sessions for large lectures, and by junior and senior year almost all classes were very small.

Alumnus - Grad Year 1986

Academics Rating

We had the opportunity to create a diverse mix of classes. From history, to education to finance to art history...all were available regardless of major. We could take classes in the grad school as well. Class size ranged depending on the course selected from large lectures to small discussion focused classes.

U Penn Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Average Freshman GPA 3.40
Retention Rate 98%
Carnegie Class Research Universities (very high research activity)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in August.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Accelerated Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships
  • Certificate Programs

Domestic Off-Campus Semester-Away Programs

  • Domestic Exchange Schools
  • Washington Semester (American University)

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Veterinary
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Theology

Class Sizes at University of Pennsylvania

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 72%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 7%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 20%
  • 100+ Students: 2%
Fewer than 20 Students 72%
50 - 100 Students 7%
20 - 49 Students 20%
100+ Students 2%

Faculty at University of Pennsylvania

Total Faculty 2,161
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 6
Full-Time Professors 1,381
Male Faculty 1,338
Part-Time Professors 780
Women Faculty 823

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