About Penn

A member of the Ivy League and the nation’s first university, the University of Pennsylvania is an inclusive community in Philadelphia where teaching and innovation extend across disciplines. Penn was founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1740 to push the frontiers of knowledge and benefit society by integrating study in the liberal arts and sciences with opportunities for research and practical, pre-professional training at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Penn is committed to meeting the full demonstrated need of all undergraduates with grant-based financial aid, making this intellectually compelling integration of liberal and professional education accessible to talented students of all backgrounds and empowering them to make an impact on the world.

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: 215.573.2227

Email: IRAmail@pobox.upenn.edu