University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 10,644
Graduate Enrollment: 16,746
Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Large City (>250k)
Four-year, large, highly residential // full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 5.87%

Male/Female: 43% / 57% (2017)

First generation college students: 18.8% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 3.7% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.7% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,523
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1480 - 1570

2022 Median Admit ACT: 34
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 33 - 35

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 46.7% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 40.3% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 36.3% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 32.5% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 35.0%
Black: 8.0%
Hispanic: 10.3%
Asian: 25.4%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.1%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
2+ races: 4.8%
Non-resident alien: 12.5%
Unknown race: 3.8%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $65,330
In-State tuition: $61,710
Out-of-State tuition: $61,710

Estimated books and supplies: $1,358 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $17,304 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $2,926 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $14,502 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $2,926 (2022)

Average Family Income: $98,374 (2017)
Median Family Income: $39,832 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 13.8%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 10.0%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $15,715 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $167 (2021)

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 89%
6-year graduation rate: 96%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 95.2% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $15,715 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $12,000 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $13,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $12,035 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 87.9% (2015)
@3 year 90.5% (2017)
@5 year 93.6% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 76.0% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 72.2% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $76,746 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $100,577 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Doctoral Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 8
Bachelor's Degree Materials Engineering 17 $96,476 ($8,040)
Doctoral Degree Materials Engineering 8
Bachelor's Degree Chemical Engineering. 29 $20,500 $217 $71,376 ($5,948) $107,816 ($8,985)
Doctoral Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 10 $108,176 ($9,015)
Master's Degree Materials Engineering 45
Doctoral Degree Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies. 3
Doctoral Degree Communication and Media Studies. 17
Doctoral Degree City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning. 1
Graduate/Professional Certificate City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning. 17
Graduate/Professional Certificate Environmental Design. 2
Graduate/Professional Certificate Landscape Architecture. 5
Master's Degree Architectural Sciences and Technology. 155 $898 $58,739 ($4,895) $64,433 ($5,369)
Bachelor's Degree Area Studies. 22
Master's Degree Area Studies. 4
Doctoral Degree Area Studies. 1
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 8
Master's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 1
Doctoral Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 5
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 82 $15,637 $159 $52,494 ($4,375) $77,464 ($6,455)
Master's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 10
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 144 $15,000 $159 $134,754 ($11,230) $246,946 ($20,579)
Master's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 255 $935 $118,650 ($9,888) $219,625 ($18,302)
Doctoral Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 18
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 70 $13,500 $146,438 ($12,203)
Master's Degree Computer Science. 69 $103,304 ($8,609)
Master's Degree Computer Software and Media Applications. 5
Graduate/Professional Certificate Computer Software and Media Applications. 3
Doctoral Degree Chemical Engineering. 8
Bachelor's Degree Computer Engineering. 12
Bachelor's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 25
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 86 $12,455 $137 $70,510 ($5,876)
Master's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 35 $95,095 ($7,925)
Doctoral Degree Mechanical Engineering. 13
Bachelor's Degree Systems Engineering. 45
Master's Degree Systems Engineering. 57
Master's Degree Geological/Geophysical Engineering. 3
Bachelor's Degree Engineering, Other. 22
Master's Degree Engineering-Related Fields. 15 $94,281 ($7,857)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Engineering-Related Fields. 5
Master's Degree Nanotechnology. 11
Bachelor's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 20
Master's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 3
Doctoral Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 9
Bachelor's Degree East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 7
Master's Degree East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 21
Bachelor's Degree Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 27
Master's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 10
Doctoral Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 4
Bachelor's Degree Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 5
Master's Degree Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 1
Doctoral Degree Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 4
Bachelor's Degree Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 8
Master's Degree Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 1
Doctoral Degree Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Master's Degree Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate). 116
First Professional Degree Law. 249 $1,951 $196,219 ($16,352) $261,434 ($21,786)
Master's Degree Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies. 24
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 42
Master's Degree Mathematics. 6
Doctoral Degree Mathematics. 7
Master's Degree Applied Mathematics. 7
Doctoral Degree Applied Mathematics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Statistics. 95
Master's Degree Statistics. 36
Doctoral Degree Statistics. 5
Master's Degree Behavioral Sciences. 27 $711
Bachelor's Degree International/Global Studies. 52
Master's Degree International/Global Studies. 65 $665 $182,407 ($15,201) $287,792 ($23,983)
Bachelor's Degree Cognitive Science. 68 $18,660 $200 $81,337 ($6,778) $96,904 ($8,075)
Master's Degree Computational Science. 3
Master's Degree Sustainability Studies. 13
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 2
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 192 $18,500 $201 $67,229 ($5,602) $90,761 ($7,563)
Master's Degree Philosophy. 1
Doctoral Degree Philosophy. 6
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 8
Master's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 1
Doctoral Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 4
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 14
Master's Degree Chemistry. 27
Doctoral Degree Chemistry. 19
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 11
Master's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 8
Doctoral Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 5
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 46
Master's Degree Physics. 12
Doctoral Degree Physics. 21
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 183 $14,000 $155 $76,577 ($6,381) $125,816 ($10,485)
Master's Degree Economics. 21
Doctoral Degree Economics. 19
Master's Degree Geography and Cartography. 23
Graduate/Professional Certificate Geography and Cartography. 6
Bachelor's Degree International Relations and National Security Studies. 59 $10,470 $111 $68,147 ($5,679) $81,134 ($6,761)
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 152 $14,722 $151 $58,428 ($4,869) $86,353 ($7,196)
Master's Degree Political Science and Government. 5
Doctoral Degree Political Science and Government. 12
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 27 $11,600 $41,035 ($3,420)
Master's Degree Sociology. 4
Doctoral Degree Sociology. 8
Bachelor's Degree Urban Studies/Affairs. 27 $72,692 ($6,058)
Bachelor's Degree Visual and Performing Arts, General. 13
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 37 $23,359 $32,137 ($2,678)
Master's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 15 $40,194 ($3,350)
Doctoral Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 10
Bachelor's Degree Music. 7
Master's Degree Music. 2
Doctoral Degree Music. 6
Doctoral Degree Dentistry. 4 $3,453 $74,748 ($6,229) $147,839 ($12,320)
First Professional Degree Dentistry. 149
Master's Degree Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. 19 $159,209 ($13,267) $241,566 ($20,131)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. 2
Bachelor's Degree Business/Commerce, General. 27
Doctoral Degree Business/Commerce, General. 2
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 154 $20,348 $216 $85,743 ($7,145) $90,686 ($7,557)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 602 $471 $191,881 ($15,990) $221,017 ($18,418)
Doctoral Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 7
Graduate/Professional Certificate Business Administration, Management and Operations. 3
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 39
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 16
Doctoral Degree Accounting and Related Services. 3
Master's Degree Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations. 287 $466 $185,472 ($15,456) $220,379 ($18,365)
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 406 $12,865 $138 $129,300 ($10,775) $206,646 ($17,221)
Master's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 323 $466 $194,091 ($16,174) $302,526 ($25,211)
Doctoral Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 9
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 18
Master's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 75 $878 $58,353 ($4,863)
Bachelor's Degree Architecture. 14
Master's Degree Architecture. 5 $70,407 ($5,867)
Doctoral Degree Architecture. 2
Master's Degree Chemical Engineering. 25
Master's Degree Education, General. 155 $791 $63,468 ($5,289) $76,120 ($6,343)
Doctoral Degree Education, General. 10 $82,412 ($6,868)
Master's Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 8
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 114 $635 $61,064 ($5,089) $68,839 ($5,737)
Doctoral Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 43 $1,805 $142,234 ($11,853) $133,369 ($11,114)
Master's Degree Educational/Instructional Media Design. 11
Master's Degree Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research. 29
Doctoral Degree Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research. 1
Master's Degree Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education. 22 $738 $60,052 ($5,004)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 66 $573 $56,917 ($4,743) $65,406 ($5,451)
Doctoral Degree East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 8
Bachelor's Degree Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 9
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 60 $554 $51,543 ($4,295) $58,954 ($4,913)
Doctoral Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 5
Master's Degree Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 58
Master's Degree Education, Other. 11
Doctoral Degree Education, Other. 6
Bachelor's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 51 $15,593 $165 $105,728 ($8,811)
Master's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 50 $79,092 ($6,591) $96,059 ($8,005)
Master's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 65
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 62 $19,500 $207 $34,736 ($2,895) $42,449 ($3,537)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 10
Doctoral Degree English Language and Literature, General. 10
Master's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 30 $59,825 ($4,985) $64,920 ($5,410)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 154 $14,047 $159 $37,902 ($3,159)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 1
Doctoral Degree Biology, General. 8
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 46
Doctoral Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 10
Master's Degree Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences. 3
Doctoral Degree Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences. 45 $76,991 ($6,416)
Doctoral Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 7
Doctoral Degree Pharmacology and Toxicology. 11
Master's Degree Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology. 12
Doctoral Degree Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology. 5
Master's Degree Biotechnology. 40
Master's Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 29 $190,220 ($15,852) $173,240 ($14,437)
Doctoral Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 2
Bachelor's Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 116 $12,000 $127 $35,558 ($2,963) $85,126 ($7,094)
Master's Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 3
Doctoral Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 12
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 45 $233 $73,479 ($6,123)
Bachelor's Degree Research and Experimental Psychology. 82 $18,125 $194 $40,334 ($3,361)
Master's Degree Research and Experimental Psychology. 29
Doctoral Degree Research and Experimental Psychology. 12
Master's Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 102 $1,252 $50,070 ($4,173) $56,444 ($4,704)
Master's Degree Public Administration. 80 $466 $81,453 ($6,788) $91,879 ($7,657)
Bachelor's Degree Public Policy Analysis. 17
Graduate/Professional Certificate Public Policy Analysis. 6
Bachelor's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 19
Master's Degree Social Work. 213 $760 $50,714 ($4,226) $60,044 ($5,004)
Doctoral Degree Social Work. 25 $77,061 ($6,422)
Bachelor's Degree Social Sciences, General. 3
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 19
Master's Degree Anthropology. 4
Doctoral Degree Anthropology. 10
Master's Degree Archeology. 1
Doctoral Degree Archeology. 6
Bachelor's Degree Criminology. 15
Master's Degree Criminology. 18
Doctoral Degree Demography and Population Studies. 2
Master's Degree Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences. 12
Graduate/Professional Certificate Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences. 30
Bachelor's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 21
Master's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 97 $466 $157,891 ($13,158) $235,938 ($19,662)
Doctoral Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 1
Graduate/Professional Certificate Health and Medical Administrative Services. 2
First Professional Degree Medicine. 149 $1,245 $66,473 ($5,539) $93,245 ($7,770)
Master's Degree Medical Clinical Sciences/Graduate Medical Studies. 24 $66,826 ($5,569)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Medical Clinical Sciences/Graduate Medical Studies. 2
Bachelor's Degree Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 93 $14,000 $134 $41,070 ($3,423) $76,896 ($6,408)
Master's Degree Public Health. 66 $751 $58,660 ($4,888) $75,669 ($6,306)
First Professional Degree Veterinary Medicine. 121
Graduate/Professional Certificate Medical Illustration and Informatics. 2
Master's Degree Bioethics/Medical Ethics. 37 $74,539 ($6,212)
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 187 $24,945 $247 $70,703 ($5,892) $96,143 ($8,012)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 318 $562 $107,559 ($8,963) $129,824 ($10,819)
Doctoral Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 25 $1,910 $172,236 ($14,353)
Master's Degree Human Resources Management and Services. 29 $94,326 ($7,861)
Bachelor's Degree International Business. 1
Master's Degree International Business. 2
Bachelor's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 204 $15,750 $167 $103,132 ($8,594)
Master's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 292 $466 $72,500 ($6,042) $250,232 ($20,853)
Doctoral Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 3
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 100 $17,412 $185 $73,893 ($6,158) $117,639 ($9,803)
Master's Degree Marketing. 119 $179,172 ($14,931) $192,704 ($16,059)
Doctoral Degree Marketing. 3
Bachelor's Degree Real Estate. 35
Master's Degree Real Estate. 29 $169,040 ($14,087) $282,275 ($23,523)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Real Estate. 20
Bachelor's Degree Insurance. 1
Bachelor's Degree General Sales, Merchandising and Related Marketing Operations. 2
Bachelor's Degree History. 71 $11,000 $106 $50,019 ($4,168) $76,695 ($6,391)
Master's Degree History. 8
Doctoral Degree History. 16 $76,156 ($6,346)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $172,359
Full time faculty: 78%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 6.0

School's endowment start of year: $14,877,363,000 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $20,523,546,000 (2022)