Students (Fall 2013)
Full-time Undergraduate: 10,319
Full-time Graduate/professional: 11,025
Penn received 31,282 applications for admission to the Class of 2017. Of those applicants, 3,830, or 12.24 percent, were offered admission. Ninety-four percent of the students admitted for Fall 2013 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: 680 to 770, with a median of 730
- SAT Math component: 700 to 790, with a median of 750
- SAT Writing component: 690 to 780, with a median of 750
(Fall 2013) 2,421 students matriculated into this year's freshman class.
Penn has offered and conferred more than 100 different degrees since 1757.
A total of 5,756 international students applied for admission to Penn's undergraduate schools for Fall 2012 and 438 (7.6 percent) received admissions offers. Twelve percent of the first year class are international students. Of the international students enrolled in the Class of 2016, 10 percent were from Africa and the Middle East, 48 percent from Asia, 3 percent from Australia and the Pacific, 19 percent from Canada and Mexico, 6 percent from Central and South America and the Caribbean and 14 percent from Europe. Penn had 4,521 international students enrolled at all levels in Fall 2012.
Penn undergraduate and graduate/professional students earned academic credit in more than 70 countries in 2010-2011. Penn ranks 1st among the Ivy League schools and 8th nationwide among doctoral/research institutions in the number of students studying abroad, according to the most recent data (Institute of International Education, 2012). In 2010-2011, 2,198 Penn students participated in study abroad programs for academic credit.
Diversity (Fall 2013)
Of those accepted for admission to the Class of 2017, 50 percent are black, Hispanic, Asian or Native American. Women comprise 53 percent of all students currently enrolled.
Penn's four undergraduate schools, with their Fall 2013 student populations, are:
The College at Penn (School of Arts and Sciences), 6,352
School of Engineering and Applied Science, 1,720
School of Nursing, 556
The Wharton School, 1,755
Graduate and Professional Schools
Penn's 12 graduate and professional schools, with their Fall 2013 student populations, are:
Annenberg School for Communication, 81
School of Arts and Sciences, 2,193
School of Dental Medicine, 642
Graduate School of Education, 1,574
School of Engineering and Applied Science, 1,421
School of Design, 649
Law School, 925
Perelman School of Medicine, 1,783
School of Nursing, 593
School of Social Policy & Practice, 446
School of Veterinary Medicine, 482
The Wharton School, 2,316
Faculty (as of Dec. 2012)
Academic Support Staff: 2,491
The student-faculty ratio is 6:1
Members of distinction of the faculty, active and emeritus, include:
84 members of the Academy of Arts and Sciences
81 members of the Institute of Medicine
33 members of the National Academy of Sciences
31 members of the American Philosophical Society
173 Guggenheim Fellowships
10 members of the National Academy of Engineering
In the past two decades, the faculty has been home to:
7 MacArthur Award recipients
5 National Medal of Science recipients
4 Nobel Prize recipients
5 Pulitzer Prize recipients
As of December 2012, Penn has a total regular work force of over 16,700 faculty and staff. As of January 2013, the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which includes the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, has a regular work force of 16,294 employees, including 1,213 House staff.
Total undergraduate majors currently being pursued: 88 (Fall 2012). In addition, 9 traditional undergraduates were pursuing individualized majors.
Undergraduate Graduation Rate
Penn has an aggregate undergraduate graduation rate of 96 percent
6.11 million books volumes (print)
4.22 million microform items
109,467 serials received
1.69 million digitized images
Fisher Fine Arts Library
The Fisher Fine Arts Library, considered architect Frank Furness' most distinctive major work, sits on Penn's campus.
With 142 research centers and institutes, research is a substantial and esteemed enterprise at Penn. As of fiscal year 2012, the research community includes over 4,300 faculty and over 1,100 postdoctoral fellows, 5,600 academic support staff and graduate student trainees, and a research budget of $923 million. The scale and interdisciplinary character of our research activities make Penn a nationally-ranked research university.
Athletics and 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 2011-2012 academic year, there were 8,770 team members participating in 12 leagues and 22 special events. 1,280 additional students were members of 37 active club sports.
Franklin Field is the oldest collegiate football field still in use and the country's first double-decked college stadium.
Campus Size (as of Fall 2013)
- West Philadelphia campus: 302 acres, 219 buildings (excluding hospital)
- New Bolton Center: 600 acres, 105 buildings
- Morris Arboretum: 92 acres, 33 buildings
Living Alumni of Record (as of Fall 2012)
Undergraduate Tuition and Fees
Academic Year 2013-14
Tuition and fees: $45,890
Room and Board Fees
Academic Year 2013-14
Approximately 13,000 University students, faculty and staff participate in more than 300 Penn volunteer and community service programs, as well as the 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.
Approximately 13,000 University students, faculty and staff participate in more than 300 Penn volunteer and community service programs.
Endowment $6.75 billion (Fiscal Year 2012)
Voluntary support: $440.6 million (as of December, 2012)
129,146 individuals gave $183.9 million in contributions
$199.9 million in gifts from foundations and associations
$56.6 million in gifts from corporations
Sponsored Projects (Jan. 2012)
$884 million in awards
3,564 projects submitted
1,540 principal investigators that had a submitted project
Total University Budget
$6.6 Billion (Fiscal Year 2014)
Budgeted Payroll (including benefits)
$3.634 Billion (Fiscal Year 2014)