Students (Fall 2014)
Full-time Undergraduate: 10,406
Full-time Graduate/professional: 11,035
Penn received 35,866 applications for admission to the Class of 2018. Of those applicants, 3,718, or 10.4 percent, were offered admission. Ninety-four percent of the students admitted for Fall 2014 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 780, with a median of 730
- SAT Math component: 700 to 790, with a median of 750
- SAT Writing component: 700 to 790, with a median of 750
(Fall 2014) 2,425 students matriculated into this year's freshman class.
Penn has offered and conferred more than 100 different degrees since 1757.
A total of 6,428 international students applied for admission to Penn's undergraduate schools for Fall 2014 and 429 (6.7 percent) received admissions offers. Twelve percent of the first year class is international students. Of the international students enrolled in the Class of 2018, 15 percent were from Africa and the Middle East, 43 percent from Asia, 3 percent from Australia and the Pacific, 15 percent from Canada and Mexico, 5 percent from Central and South America and the Caribbean and 20 percent from Europe. Penn had 4,559 international students enrolled at all levels in Fall 2014.
Penn undergraduate and graduate/professional students earned academic credit in 74 countries in 2012-2013. Penn ranks 1st among the Ivy League schools and 12th nationwide among doctoral/research institutions in the number of students studying abroad, according to the most recent data (Institute of International Education, 2014). In 2012-2013, 2,109 Penn students participated in study abroad programs for academic credit.
Diversity (Fall 2014)
Of those accepted for admission to the Class of 2018, 52 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 2014 student populations, are:
The College at Penn (School of Arts and Sciences), 6,314
School of Engineering and Applied Science, 1,737
School of Nursing, 561
The Wharton School, 1,803
Graduate and Professional Schools
Penn's 12 graduate and professional schools, with their Fall 2014 student populations, are:
Annenberg School for Communication, 80
School of Arts and Sciences, 2,183
School of Dental Medicine, 637
Graduate School of Education, 1,687
School of Engineering and Applied Science, 1,389
School of Design, 663
Law School, 903
Perelman School of Medicine, 1,748
School of Nursing, 619
School of Social Policy & Practice, 477
School of Veterinary Medicine, 495
The Wharton School, 2,377
Faculty (as of Dec. 2014)
Academic Support Staff: 2,476
The student-faculty ratio is 5:1
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 2014, 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 17,077 employees, including 1,249 House staff.
Total undergraduate majors currently being pursued: 89 (Fall 2014). In addition, 7 traditional undergraduates were pursuing individualized majors.
Undergraduate Graduation Rate
Penn has an aggregate undergraduate graduation rate of 96 percent
6.19 million books volumes (print)
4.23 million microform items
131,347 serials received
1.11 million e-books
2.08 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 141 research centers and institutes, research is a substantial and esteemed enterprise at Penn. As of fiscal year 2015, the research community includes over 4,300 faculty and over 1,100 postdoctoral fellows, 5,500 academic support staff and graduate student trainees, and a research budget of $851 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 2014-2015 academic year, there are 9,029 team members participating in 12 intramural leagues and 20 special events. 1,338 students are members of 36 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 2013)
Undergraduate Tuition and Fees
Academic Year 2015-16
Tuition and fees: $49,536
Room and Board Fees
Academic Year 2015-16
Nearly 14,000 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.
Nearly 14,000 University students, faculty and staff participate in more than 300 Penn volunteer and community service programs.
Endowment $9.58 billion (Fiscal Year 2014)
Voluntary support: $483.6 million (as of June, 2014)
134,970 individuals gave $303.4 million in contributions
$118.1 million in gifts from foundations and associations
$62.1 million in gifts from corporations
Sponsored Projects (Dec. 2014)
$923 million in awards
3,687 projects submitted
1,592 principal investigators that had a submitted project
Total University Budget
$7.25 Billion (Fiscal Year 2015)
Budgeted Payroll (including benefits)
$3.982 Billion (Fiscal Year 2015)