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IPEDS ID: 215062
OPE ID: 00337800
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University of Pennsylvania
34th & Spruce Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6303
General information:  (215) 898-5000
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Two but less than 4 years certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Doctor's degree - other
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  24,630 (11,525 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  6 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty4,8051,149
Research and public service2,827853
Total graduate assistants-64
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$40,514$42,098$43,738$45,8904.9%
Books and supplies$1,120$1,160$1,210$1,190-1.7%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,430$11,878$12,368$12,9224.5%
Off Campus
Room and board---$12,922 -
Other---$1,798 -
Off Campus with Family
Other---$1,798 -
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$55,250$57,360$59,600$61,8003.7%
Off Campus$41,634$43,258$44,948$61,80037.5%
Off Campus with Family$41,634$43,258$44,948$48,8788.7%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,49862%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,22451%$46,029,143$37,606
Federal grants36415%$2,466,649$6,777
Pell grants36015%$1,588,649$4,413
Other federal grants2219%$878,000$3,973
State/local government grant or scholarships1567%$445,061$2,853
Institutional grants or scholarships1,21951%$43,117,433$35,371
Student loan aid48120%$3,339,984$6,944
Federal student loans43118%$2,180,152$5,058
Other student loans823%$1,159,832$14,144
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid16,22553%$202,242,623$32,489
Pell grants1,65514%$7,009,719$4,235
Federal student loans2,71923%$18,374,506$6,758
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$20,592$21,821$21,994
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$6,529$7,578$3,847
$30,001 – $48,000$8,643$7,919$9,128
$48,001 – $75,000$13,334$13,698$11,403
$75,001 – $110,000$20,582$19,973$20,308
$110,001 and more$37,344$34,999$36,163
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment24,630
Undergraduate enrollment11,525
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment248
Graduate enrollment13,105
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 90%
Part-time: 10%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 48%
Female: 52%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 18%
Black or African American: 7%
Hispanic/Latino: 9%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 46%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%
Non-resident alien: 11%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 94%
25 and over: 6%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 16%
Out-of-state: 70%
Foreign countries: 12%
Unknown: 2%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 84%
Part-time: 16%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 99%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $75
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants31,28216,00515,277
Percent admitted12%12%13%
Percent admitted who enrolled63%64%62%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading670760
SAT Math690780
SAT Writing690780
ACT Composite3034
ACT English3135
ACT Math3035
ACT Writing810
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 98%
Part-time students: 93%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 73 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 96%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2005]
4-year: 87%
6-year: 96%
8-year: 96%
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 88%
6-year: 96%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2005 or Fall 2007
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 95%
Female: 97%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 100%
Asian: 96%
Black or African American: 92%
Hispanic/Latino: 91%
White: 96%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 97%
Non-resident alien: 95%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Architecture and Related Services
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning--7205
Environmental Design/Architecture----1
Landscape Architecture--44-4
Category total-28218226
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African Studies-3---
African-American/Black Studies-10--
Asian Studies/Civilization--81-
East Asian Studies-6---
Latin American Studies-2---
Near and Middle Eastern Studies-5---
South Asian Studies-3---
Women's Studies-2---
Category total-2281-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology---7-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other-3---
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-119-7-
Biomedical Sciences, General-9---
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology--341-
Environmental Biology--4--
Category total-256118106-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting and Finance----9
Actuarial Science-4---
Business Administration and Management, General-65258432
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other--2--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other----8
Business/Commerce, General-0-2-
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce-0---
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies--139--
Finance, General-3923332-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General----3
International Business/Trade/Commerce-02--
Management Information Systems, General--0--
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other-155--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-797628
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management--18-7
Operations Management and Supervision-49106-
Organizational Behavior Studies--35--
Public Finance----11
Real Estate-1324-11
Retailing and Retail Operations-0---
Transportation/Mobility Management-0---
Category total-6169591889
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication and Media Studies, Other-791513-
Category total-791513-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Artificial Intelligence--34--
Computer and Information Sciences, General-4415115-
Computer Science-3635--
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications--38--
Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation----10
Category total-802581510
Curriculum and Instruction--14-
Education, General--4520-
Education, Other--4--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--5026-
Educational Statistics and Research Methods--13--
Elementary Education and Teaching--60--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education--12--
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration--5535-
Mathematics Teacher Education--3--
Reading Teacher Education--367-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education--11-0
Secondary Education and Teaching--75--
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education--14--
Social Studies Teacher Education--15--
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor--70--
Category total--464920
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering-875623-
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering-463910-
Chemical Engineering-000-
Computer Engineering, General-8---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering-27686-
Engineering, Other-139--
Geological/Geophysical Engineering--3--
Materials Engineering-15486-
Mechanical Engineering-57519-
Systems Engineering-3736--
Category total-27834054-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering Design--13--
Category total--22--
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-10185-
Category total-10185-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-2515-
Comparative Literature-254-
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-1196-
French Language and Literature-3---
German Language and Literature-231-
Italian Language and Literature-0---
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-571-
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other-3119-
Russian Language and Literature-1---
Spanish Language and Literature-10---
Category total-683631-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing--11--
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences, Other----2
Bioethics/Medical Ethics--58-3
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling-79---
Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing--0--
Environmental Health--3--
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing--26--
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other--15--
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-18731-
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing--14--
Medical Scientist--18--
Nurse Anesthetist--22--
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery--17--
Nursing Administration--12--
Nursing Education--44--
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology--8--
Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery----3
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics----2
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing--48--
Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing--20--
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing--15--
Public Health, Other--24--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-162111-
Veterinary Medicine---115-
Category total-25942943230
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology-2031-
History, General-10798-
History, Other-112-
Category total-1281311-
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Studies, General--111--
Category total--111261-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies-1---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-968--
Category total-1068--
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General--43-
Mathematics, General-34106-
Statistics, General-1345-
Category total-471814-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Cognitive Science-32---
Historic Preservation and Conservation--29-1
International/Global Studies-3960--
Sustainability Studies--8--
Category total-7197-1
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science--4--
Environmental Studies-1419--
Natural Resources Management and Policy--0--
Natural Resources/Conservation, General--9--
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management--1--
Category total-1433--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies-1---
Philosophy, Other-87---
Religion/Religious Studies-2-4-
Category total-11917-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-182727-
Geology/Earth Science, General-1435-
Hydrology and Water Resources Science--7--
Materials Science-000-
Physics, General-152215-
Physics, Other----2
Category total-4759472
Counseling Psychology--102--
Developmental and Child Psychology--16--
Psychology, General-774110-
Category total-7715910-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration--56--
Public Policy Analysis, General-630-
Social Work--17621-
Category total-623521-
Social Sciences
Applied Economics--36-
Demography and Population Studies--54-
Economics, General-1501420-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography--17--
Geography, Other----6
International Relations and Affairs-65---
Political Science and Government, General-13468-
Political Science and Government, Other----13
Social Sciences, General15---
Urban Studies/Affairs-33---
Category total1471725419
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation-1066-
Design and Applied Arts, Other--0--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-9---
Film/Cinema/Video Studies-12---
Fine/Studio Arts, General-1719--
Graphic Design----3
Music, General-717-
Visual and Performing Arts, General-16---
Category total-7126133
Grand total12,8483,7671,207180
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AA MenWomen
All Track Combined121108
Field Hockey21
Swimming and Diving3438
Other Sports94
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education1/1/1921 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses2/25/1980 -  Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools1/1/1923 -  Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Endodontics12/9/1966 -  Accredited
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)12/9/1966 -  Accredited
Periodontics12/9/1966 -  Accredited
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics5/26/1967 -  Accredited
Orthodontics/Peridontics5/26/1967 -  Accredited
Pediatric Dentistry1/30/2004 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs2/7/1948 -  Accredited
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs5/16/1989 -  Accredited
American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education
Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree(!)7/1/1975 -  Accredited
Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., Accreditation Commission
(SCPE) - Clinical pastoral education (CPE) centers offering CPE and supervisory CPE programs11/1/1986 -  Accredited
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration(!)7/1/1972 - 11/23/2011Resigned
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels4/21/2004 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels4/21/2004 -  Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language7/1/2001 -  Accredited
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels10/4/1992 -  Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health (PHG) - Graduate level school of public health9/30/2006 -  Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree7/1/1942 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession201
Drug law violations115
Liquor law violations050
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations001
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible91212
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault1321
Motor vehicle theft410
  • 2010 - Line (e) changed from 3 to 4 - due to location re-designation to on campus.
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible448
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • 2010 - Line (f) changed from 0 to 1 due to location re-designation to On-Campus Housing
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201120102009
Default rate1.3%1.6%1.7%
Number in default495862
Number in repayment3,6523,4373,452
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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