The University of Pennsylvania by the numbers: enrollment, tuition, employment, faculty size, annual budget and more.

Students (Fall 2015)

Full-time: 21,563
Part-time: 3,313
Total: 24,876
Full-time Undergraduate: 10,406
Full-time Graduate/professional: 11,157

Undergraduate Admissions Admissions →

Penn received 37,268 applications for admission to the Class of 2019. Of those applicants, 3,787, or 10.2 percent, were offered admission. Ninety-four percent of the students admitted for Fall 2015 came from the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class. The middle 50% of scores, as well as the median scores, on each of the three SAT components, are as follows:

  • SAT Reading component: 690 to 780, with a median of 740
  • SAT Math component: 710 to 800, with a median of 770
  • SAT Writing component: 700 to 790, with a median of 750

(Fall 2015) 2,435 students matriculated into this year's freshman class.

Commencement 2016

Penn President Amy Gutmann was joined by Commencement speaker Lin-Manuel Miranda—the award-winning composer, lyricist, and performer—in celebrating the University graduates of the Class of 2016.

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Internationalism International Applicants →

A total of 6,802 international students applied for admission to Penn’s undergraduate schools for Fall 2015 and 449 (6.6 percent) received admissions offers. Twelve percent of the first year class is international students. Of the international students enrolled in the Class of 2019, 13 percent were from Africa and the Middle East, 42 percent from Asia, 2 percent from Australia and the Pacific, 14 percent from Canada and Mexico, 9 percent from Central and South America and the Caribbean and 20 percent from Europe. Penn had 4,675 international students enrolled at all levels in Fall 2015.

Study Abroad International Programs →

Penn undergraduate and graduate/professional students earned academic credit in 80 countries in 2013-2014. Penn ranks 1st among the Ivy League schools and 23rd nationwide among doctoral/research institutions in the number of students studying abroad, according to the most recent data (Institute of International Education, 2015). In 2013-2014, 1,824 Penn students participated in study abroad programs for academic credit.

Diversity (Fall 2015) Diversity at Penn →

Of those accepted for admission to the Class of 2019, 52 percent are black, Hispanic, Asian, or Native American. Women comprise 52 percent of all students currently enrolled.


6.38 million book volumes (print)
4.24 million microform items
188,604 serials received
1.16 million e-books
182,257 e-journals
2.88 million digitized images
37,677 videos

Ancient Mesopotamia Goes Digital

From his office on the second floor of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Grant Frame directs a National Endowment for the Humanities-funded project that is increasing the understanding of Assyrian and Babylonian history, using never-before-translated or published royal inscriptions.

Ancient Mesopotamia Goes Digital

Undergraduate Schools

Penn’s four undergraduate schools, with their Fall 2015 student populations, are:
The College at Penn (School of Arts and Sciences), 6,311
School of Engineering and Applied Science, 1,748
School of Nursing, 587
The Wharton School, 1,771

Graduate and Professional Schools

Penn’s 12 graduate and professional schools, with their Fall 2015 student populations, are:
Annenberg School for Communication, 89
School of Arts and Sciences, 2,151
School of Dental Medicine, 649
Graduate School of Education, 1,694
School of Engineering and Applied Science, 1,329
School of Design, 719
Law School, 895
Perelman School of Medicine, 1,739
School of Nursing, 646
School of Social Policy & Practice, 517
School of Veterinary Medicine, 489
The Wharton School, 2,371

Campus Size

West Philadelphia campus: 299 acres, 215 buildings (excluding hospital)
New Bolton Center: 620 acres, 110 buildings
Morris Arboretum: 92 acres, 33 buildings

Penn’s Unique and Diverse Green Canopy

The University is committed to caring for and raising awareness about the green spaces on campus—from significant trees to specialty gardens.

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Standing: 2,566
Associated: 2,079
Total: 4,645
Academic Support Staff: 2,500
The student-faculty ratio is 6:1

Members of distinction of the faculty, active and emeritus, include:
80 members of the Academy of Arts and Sciences
86 members of the Institute of Medicine
32 members of the National Academy of Sciences
24 members of the American Philosophical Society
169 Guggenheim Fellowships
11 members of the National Academy of Engineering

In the past two decades, the faculty has been home to:
8 MacArthur Award recipients
5 National Medal of Science recipients
4 Nobel Prize recipients
5 Pulitzer Prize recipients


As of December 2015, Penn has a total regular work force of over 17,000 faculty and staff, and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which includes the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, has a regular work force of 20,240 employees, including 1,264 House staff.


Total undergraduate majors currently being pursued: 91 (Fall 2015). In addition, seven traditional undergraduates were pursuing individualized majors.

Undergraduate Graduation Rate

Penn has an aggregate undergraduate graduation rate of 96 percent.

Powerful Research

With 136 research centers and institutes, research is a substantial and esteemed enterprise at Penn. As of fiscal year 2016, the research community includes over 4,400 faculty and over 1,100 postdoctoral fellows, over 5,500 academic support staff and graduate student trainees, and a research budget of $878 million. The scale and interdisciplinary character of our research activities make Penn a nationally-ranked research university.

Athletics and Recreation Athletics / Recreation

A charter member of the Ivy League, Penn offers intercollegiate competition for men in 17 sports, including baseball, basketball, cross country, fencing, football, golf, lacrosse, heavyweight rowing, lightweight rowing, soccer, sprint football, squash, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor track, outdoor track and wrestling. It offers intercollegiate competition for women in 16 sports, including basketball, cross country, field hockey, fencing, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, softball, squash, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor track, outdoor track and volleyball. During the 2014-2015 academic year, there are 9,029 team members participating in 12 intramural leagues and 20 special events. A total of 1,338 students are members of 36 active club sports.

Living Alumni of Record (Fall 2015)

Total: 304,017

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Academic Year 2016-17
Tuition and fees: $51,464

Room and Board Fees

Academic Year 2016-17 $14,536

Community Service Netter Center for Community Partnerships →

Nearly 14,000 University students, faculty, and staff participate in more than 300 Penn volunteer and community service programs and more than 60 academically based community service courses that are taught each year. Community service at Penn is primarily coordinated by Civic House (student volunteerism and advocacy), Fox Leadership, the Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships (coordinates academically based community service) and Penn VIPS (Volunteers in Public Service—faculty and staff volunteers), which is a part of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships.

Urban Learning through Granola Bars, Library Books, and a Fruit Stand

In a course from the Annenberg School for Communication, Penn undergraduates worked at four West Philadelphia-based social justice initiatives, where they did an ethnographic study of their surroundings and created documentaries about what they discovered.

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Endowment $10.13 billion (Fiscal Year 2015)
Voluntary support: $517.2 million (as of June, 2015)
143,995 individuals gave $315.0 million in contributions
$137.3 million in gifts from foundations and associations
$64.9 million in gifts from corporations

Sponsored Projects (Dec. 2015)

$940 million in awards
6,532 awards
3,710 projects submitted
1,562 principal investigators that had a submitted project

Total University Budget

$7.74 billion (Fiscal Year 2016)

Budgeted Payroll (including benefits)

$4.23 billion (Fiscal Year 2016)