University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
4-year Private university


University of Pennsylvania is a private institution established in 1740 with urban setting located at Philadelphia. It is ranked 8 in National Universities in 2018 edition of Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $55,584 (2018). It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 10,033. It practices semester-based academic calendar.

#8 in National Universities
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1740
Selectivity Very High
Size Medium
11,716 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 $55,584
Outstate Tuition Fee $55,584
Room and Board Fees $15,616
$82,400 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


9% (Very High Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Most Difficult
$75 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.91 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

$49,401 Average Financial Aid
Need-based Aid available for International Students

Need-based Aid

$47,114 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $75,303
100% 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

Phi Beta Kappa Award
Total Worth --
Details Juniors with a 3.85 g.p.a. or higher and seniors with a 3.7 g.p.a. or higher by the end of the fall semester are automatically considered and their transcripts are evaluated by the Electoral Board, which also solicits letters of recommendation for eligible students.


11,716 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Medium
98% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
96% Students graduate within 6 years