Penn Alumni


Penn’s Office of Alumni Relations seeks to engage all University alumni in a mutually beneficial, lifelong connection to each other, their school, and the University itself, and encourage alumni support and guidance to advance Pen’'s eminence for future generations.

The Office includes information about alumni groups, classes and reunions, alumni education, the Penn Traditions program and the Global Alumni Network.

In this edition of By The Numbers, we catch up with Penn Alumni.


Approximate number of living Penn graduates.


Number of students in Penn’s first class who graduated, out of 12 total.

1,000 plus

Number of students who have received degrees from the Annenberg School for Communication since its founding in 1959.


Number of states represented by Penn Law’s nearly 12,500 graduates. There are none from North Dakota.


Number of worldwide members of the Education Alumni Association, for graduates of the Graduate School of Education.


Number of men in Penn Vet’s first class, which graduated in 1887. More than 6,000 Penn veterinarians have graduated since.


Number of dentists who make up the international community of Penn Dental Medicine alumni.

$200 million

Goal for this year’s The Penn Fund, which solicits unrestricted gifts annually from alumni and friends of the University. As of April 17, the Fund had raised $88.7 million.


Approximate circulation of The Pennsylvania Gazette, the primary communication vehicle for Penn Alumni.

Originally published on May 7, 2009