University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
4-year Private university


The University of Pennsylvania is a private institution established in 1740 with an urban setting located in Philadelphia. It is ranked 6 in National Universities in the 2024 edition of best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $66,104. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,760. It practices a semester-based academic calendar.

#6 in National Universities
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1740
Selectivity Very High
Size Medium
9,760 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Business/ Marketing
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $66,104
Outstate Tuition Fee $66,104
Room and Board Fees $18,496
$76,746 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


7% (Very High Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Most Difficult
$75 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.9 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Recommended
SAT Subject Test Recommended
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Other Applications Accepted Coalition, Quest Bridge

For International Students

100 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

English is a native language

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Decision Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$62,265 Average Financial Aid
Need-based Aid available for International Students

Need-based Aid

$58,232 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $85,738
44% Students with need received Financial Aid
100% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application --
Forms to be submitted CSS, FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Not Available

Other Scholarships

Not Available


9,760 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Medium
98% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
88% Students graduate within 6 years