University Of Pennsylvania

University Of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania, also known as Penn, is a private university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. It was established in 1740. It is the first university in America and the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the nation. Penn is also a member of the Ivy League. The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs through the following academic divisions:

  • Annenberg School for Communication
  • Graduate School of Education
  • Law School
  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Dental Medicine
  • School of Design
  • School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Social Policy & Practice
  • School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Wharton School

Penn's sports teams are nicknamed the Quakers. They participate in the Ivy League and Division I (Division I FCS for football) in the NCAA.

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Contacting UPenn

University of Pennsylvania
1 College Hall 34th and Spruce Sts
Philadelphia , PA 19104-6303
General Phone: (215) 898-5000

UPenn Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management1,658business management, operations management, non-profit management, electronic commerce, transportation management, accounting, accounting and finance, finance, public finance, ...
Liberal Arts1,287African studies, American studies, East Asian studies, Latin American studies, South Asian studies, African-American studies, women's studies, linguistics, comparative literature, ...
Education and Teaching546education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, higher education administration, educational statistics, educational assessment and testing, social foundations of education, school counseling, elementary school teaching, ...
Medicine543neuroscience, dentistry, advanced general dentistry, oral pathology, endodontology, oral surgery, orthodontology, pediatric dentristry, periodontics, ...
Engineering471biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, systems engineering, geological engineering, various engineering courses, ...
Science418biology, biomedical sciences, biochemistry, biophysics, biochem/biophysics/molecular biology, call and molecular biology, parasitology, immunology, pharmacology, ...
Law351law, advanced legal research, comparative law, legal professions
Nursing and Emergency Medicine308registered nursing, nursing administration, adult health nursing, nurse anesthetist, nurse practitioner, neonatal nursing, nurse midwifery, pediatric nursing, mental health nursing, ...
Therapy and Counseling301cognitive science, psychology, counseling psychology, child psychology, clinical social work, community health services, medical ethids
Architecture and Planning261architecture, urban planning, environmental design, landscape architecture
Family and Social Work215public administration, public policy analysis, social work
Computer Science and Engineering163computer and info science, artificial intelligence and robotics, computer graphics, computer networking, computer engineering
Religion and Philosophy144philosophy, general philosophy, religion, Jewish studies
Media134communication studies
Medical Administration87health care administration, environmental health
Real Estate and Construction Management87real estate
Fine Arts76fine arts, art history and criticism
Mathematics48mathematics, statistics
Security and Law Enforcement35criminology
Conservation and Resource Management25environmental studies, environmental science, natural resources management, wetlands management
Drama and Performing Arts21drama
Art Studies16visual and performing arts
Design4graphic design
Photography and Commercial Art0film studies

Number of programs and degrees for UPenn in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree2,76693
Master's degree3,019130
Doctor's degree46472
Postbaccalaureate certificate25519
Post-master's certificate3715
First-professional degree6414
Associate's degree14
First-professional certificate267

UPenn Student Body

In 2007-2008, UPenn had a total enrollment of 23,980 students (24,577 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 47%
Women 53%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 47%
Graduate 44%
First Professional 9%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 42%
Black 6%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 12%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 23%
(Foreign Students) 13%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 19%
20-21 21%
22-24 17%
25-29 23%
30-34 9%
35-39 5%
40-49 3%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)15%
New York11%
New Jersey11%
State unknown2%
North Carolina1%
Washington, DC1%

UPenn Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 98 %

UPenn Room and Board (2007)

UPenn offers campus housing for 5,776 of its 24,577 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

UPenn Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal650740
SAT Math680780
SAT Writing670760
ACT Verbal3034
ACT Math2934
ACT Composite3033

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT94%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT33%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended

UPenn Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 37,526
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 37,526
Room and board $ 10,621
Room charge $ 6,640
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,981
Books and supplies $ 1,050
Other expenses $ 2,102

Financial Aid:
UPenn participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 337800)

UPenn Faculty

UPenn has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year446$170,971113$159,259
Associate professoracademic year160$118,57385$105,121
Assistant professoracademic year144$103,469108$90,188
Instructoracademic year0*1*
Lectureracademic year85$62,242151$56,193
All faculty totalacademic year835$138,221458$98,749

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

UPenn Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Ivy Group
Basketball Ivy Group
Baseball Ivy Group
Track Ivy Group

UPenn Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Environmental Design/Architecture
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)

Art Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Accounting and Finance
Actuarial Science
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Operations Management and Supervision
Organizational Behavior Studies
Public Finance
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Transportation/Transportation Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Graphics
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational Statistics and Research Methods
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Mathematics Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, Other
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Geological/Geophysical Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Systems Engineering

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Advanced Legal Research/Studies, Gen (LLM, MCL, MLI, MSL, JSD/SJD)
Comparative Law (LLM, MCL, JSD/SJD)
Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Professions and Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
African Studies
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Demography and Population Studies
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
French Language and Literature
Geography, Other
German Language and Literature
Historic Preservation and Conservation
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
History, General
History, Other
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Italian Language and Literature
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Political Science and Government, Other
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Russian Language and Literature
Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other
South Asian Studies
Spanish Language and Literature
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Administration
Environmental Health
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Advanced General Dentistry (Cert, MS, PhD)
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences, Other
Dentistry (DDS, DMD)
Endodontics/Endodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Medical Scientist (MS, PhD)
Medicine (MD)
Oral Biology and Oral Pathology (MS, PhD)
Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery (Cert, MS, PhD)
Orthodontics/Orthodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics (Cert, MS, PhD)
Periodontics/Periodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Public Health, Other
Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Critical Care Nursing
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing
Nurse Anesthetist
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing
Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Cinema Studies

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Philosophy, Other
Religion/Religious Studies

Biochemistry/Biophysics and Molecular Biology
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomathematics and Bioinformatics, Other
Biomedical Sciences, General
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemistry, General
Environmental Biology
Geology/Earth Science, General
Hydrology and Water Resources Science
Natural Sciences
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement

Therapy And Counseling
Bioethics/Medical Ethics
Clinical/Medical Social Work
Cognitive Science
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Developmental and Child Psychology
Psychology, General

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