Established by Penn President Amy Gutmann in 2004, the Penn Compact represents the University’s commitment to push Penn forward in its core endeavors of teaching, research, and service. The tenets of the Penn Compact—Increasing Access, Integrating Knowledge, Engaging Locally, and Engaging Globally—have propelled faculty, students, and staff to achieve worldwide distinction in pathbreaking research, interdisciplinary scholarship, and collaborative engagement.
In this edition of By The Numbers, we go from excellence to eminence with the Penn Compact.
Percentage by which Penn has increased its undergraduate financial aid budget since 2004.
Number of Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) Professors, an initiative conceived by President Gutmann to recruit the best teacher-scholars whose transformative work crosses traditional boundaries. The PIK Professors are appointed jointly by two of Penn's schools.
Minimum stipend for doctoral students in the School of Arts and Sciences. This is up from $15,750 in 2005.
Penn’s rank in the United States in the percent of international students enrolled, making the University the academic home to the largest contingent of international students in the Ivy League.
Number of Penn students who worked in schools, health clinics, and other venues last year as part of their academic experience.
Penn’s economic impact on the Philadelphia community in a typical year.
Cost to attend Penn under the University’s no-loan initiative for a student from a typical family with an income less than $40,000. Penn is the largest university to establish an undergraduate no-loan guarantee, which has become a national model for affordability.
Originally published on May 10, 2012