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University of Pennsylvania Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

25,007 Students

9% Admitted

  • 25,367 full time
  • 3,804 part time
  • 10,334 men full time
  • 10,869 women full time
  • 31,663 applied
  • 3,935 admitted
  • 2,459 enrolled

11,716 Undergraduates

$45,556 Tuition/Year

  • 13,067 Graduates
  • 1,058 Non-Degree
  • $45,556 in state
  • $5,908 fees
  • $15,616 room & board
  • $1,318 books and supplies

At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Mid East Large City
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Colors: Crimson and navy
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Josh from Dayville, CT
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  • Penn students are defined by their passion, even if it is undefined upon entering freshman year. Classes are so difficult that you have to experience them to understand, but the…

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  • anonymous, santa monica, ca
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  • an academically rigorous, competitive ivy league school filled with rich traditions. beautiful historic yet urban campus in west philadelphia that houses undergraduate and graduate students. has amazing academic and administrative…

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  • Sabrina from Chicago, IL
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  • Penn has a lot of opportunities academically and socially which I absolutely love. As most colleges are, you get a mix of both good and bad teachers based on how…

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  • Helen from New York, NY
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  • The University of Pennsylvania is a school of opportunity, and is only as good as you make it. I loved it with all my heart, because I let it take…

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Mission Statement

Mission of the University
The University of Pennsylvania's roots are in Philadelphia, the birthplace of American democracy. But Penn's reach spans the globe.

Faithful to the vision of the University's founder, Benjamin Franklin, Penn's faculty generate knowledge that is unconstrained by traditional disciplinary boundaries and spans the continuum from fundamental to applied. Through this new knowledge, the University enhances its teaching of both theory and practice, as well as the linkages between them.

Penn excels in instruction and research in the arts and sciences and in a wide range of professional disciplines. Penn produces future leaders through excellent programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels.

Penn inspires, demands, and thrives on excellence, and will measure itself against the best in every field or endeavor in which it participates.

Penn is proudly entrepreneurial, dynamically forging new connections and inspiring learning through problem-solving, discovery-oriented approaches.


University of Pennsylvania
  • Located in Philadelphia, PA
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 25,007 students enrolled
  • 9% admitted
  • $45,556 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Claudia from Lorton, VA
  • I am a current student here

    Penn doesn't only provide learning inside the classroom, but also community involvement. There are countless of volunteer opportunities from volunteering for one day to a work study job or a community service based class. I am very passionate about helping people, and by having the option to follow this passion through my work-study job and the student groups I am in is everything I could ask for. Nourish International is a group that raises awareness and fund-raises to end world hunger and poverty. I can't explain how perfect this group fit my interests. It was a perfect match. I am loving Penn because I am able to find people who have similar interests and because I am able to follow my passion for helping people. Choosing this school over another school (which is ranked higher) is the best decision I've ever made because I couldn't be any happier.

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  • 5
  • Emanuel from Pasadena, CA
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I'm looking forward to the vibe on campus, which is one of the reasons I decided on coming to Penn. Spring Fling sounds like a blast even though it is quite a ways from now. I also plan to be involved around campus as much as possible.

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  • 5
  • Nicole from IN
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The campus is right in the middle of the city so you can go to lots of corner cafes and restaurants.

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  • 5
  • Kate from Cleveland, OH
  • I am a current student here

    I honestly love being at Penn. It's been a great couple of years so far, and I know it will only get better. Even though everyone works hard in school, most people aren't working all the time and definitely find time to have fun. There is always so much going on, both on campus and off campus. The proximity to Center City makes going to any event or venue in the city really easy. I've met so many different kinds of people; there really is a place for everyone.

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  • 5
  • Anh from NJ
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    There is so much to do! From what I saw, there simply was too much to do and some hard choices are going to have to be made. All the student organizations, and the atmosphere and environment all suit me very well.

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