The University of Pennsylvania, founded in 1740 by Benjamin Franklin, is a private, Ivy League institution. Penn is consistently included among the top research universities in the world, and also hosts highly regarded undergraduate programs in the liberal arts, business, engineering, and nursing. The university strongly emphasizes interdisciplinary education. Its Open University Policy allows undergraduates to take courses in all undergraduate departments and most graduate schools. Penn has one of the largest community service programs in the nation that links academic coursework to the surrounding community. Its 260-acre historic campus is located in downtown Philadelphia.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
9,872
Undergraduates
4,581
Men - 46.4%
5,292
Women - 53.6%
12,564
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
9% of 42,205 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 5
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.9 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math
769 average
760-800 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
739 average
720-770 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
34 average
33-35 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$83,298
Tuition and Fees
$61,710
Room and Board
$17,304
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$58,352
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$23,876
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,593
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
27%
10-19
41%
20-29
14%
30-39
5%
40-49
3%
50-99
8%
Over 100
2%
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Philadelphia Population
1,578,487
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
55% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Quaker
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2%
Asian
28.3%
Black/African-American
8.9%
Hispanic/Latino
12%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
5.6%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
41.3%
Unknown
3.7%
International Students
13.0% from 109 countries
First-Year Students Returning
95.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
85.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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