Institutional Research & Analysis


About Penn

The University of Pennsylvania is a private, Ivy League comprehensive teaching and research-intensive university that traces its origin to 1740. Penn continues to pursue the principles of its founder, Benjamin Franklin: entrepreneurship, innovation, invention, outreach, and the pragmatic unity of theory and practice. Admission to the University's 12 schools is among the most highly selective in the United States. Penn's world-class faculty, renowned for its teaching, scholarship, and, in many cases, clinical practices, offer undergraduate and graduate students a compelling integration of liberal and professional education.


About Institutional Research & Analysis

The Office of Institutional Research & Analysis (IR&A) produces timely, accurate and unbiased statistical analyses integral to the strategic planning process of the University of Pennsylvania. IR&A serves the executive administration, as well as the broader University community, through the provision of data and information about Penn and its peer institutions. IR&A provides decision support to the Offices of the President and Provost as well as selected university councils, committees, and subcommittees. IR&A addresses Penn's dynamic and decentralized structure by serving as a centralized information repository and clearinghouse. IR&A collects, summarizes, and analyzes data related to Penn students, faculty and staff and compiles information related to finances, research, space and facilities, and alumni. In addition to serving the Penn Community, IR&A responds to information requests from a wide variety of external constituents, coordinates the submission of reports to external agencies and accrediting bodies, and participates in several higher education consortia on behalf of the University.


Contact Information

Office of Institutional Research & Analysis
3401 Walnut Street, 352B
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Telephone: 215.573.5836
Fax: 215.573.5839