Students (Fall 2021)






Total Students


Full-time Undergraduate


Full-time Graduate/Professional

Undergraduate Admissions (Fall 2020)

Penn received 42,204 applications for admission to the Class of 2024. Of those applicants, 3,789, or 9 percent, were offered admission. Ninety-seven percent of the students admitted for Fall 2020 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 two SAT components, are as follows:

  • SAT Evidence-based Reading + Writing component: 720 to 800, with a median of 750
  • SAT Math component: 760 to 800, with a median of 790



Students matriculated into this year's freshman class

Undergraduate Graduation Rate


6-year graduation rate for all Penn undergraduates


Penn undergraduates who are underrepresented minorities


Recipients of Pell grants

A virtual Convocation for Penn’s newest students

Defined by their mission-driven grit and unity as a community, the Class of 2024 is welcomed with open arms—and inspired to ‘make the impossible possible’—during such an unprecedented time.

Learn More
sunrise over campus

Internationalism (Fall 2020)

A total of 7,830 international students applied for admission to Penn’s undergraduate schools for Fall 2020 and 474 (6.1 percent) received admissions offers. Eleven percent of the first-year class is international students. Penn had 5,183 international students enrolled at all levels in Fall 2020.


map of the world

Of the international students enrolled in the Class of 2024


from Africa and the Middle East


from Asia


from Australia and the Pacific


from Canada and Mexico


from Central and South America and the Caribbean


from Europe

Study Abroad


among the Ivy league schools in number of students studying abroad


nationwide among doctoral/research institutions in number of students studying abroad, according to the most recent data (Institute of International Education, 2018).


Penn US Citizen and Permanent Resident students participated in study abroad programs for academic credit in 2016-2017


countries that Penn students earned academic credit in, in 2016-2017

Diversity (Fall 2020)


of the Class of 2024 identify as Black, Hispanic, Asian, or Native American


of all currently enrolled students are women
Penn Today

Penn Nursing’s innovation ecosystem

In the past five years, the school has been intentional about creating an environment that rewards risk-taking and supports failures. It’s led to story slams and accelerators and a shift to an innovation-centric mindset.

Learn More
marion leary showcasing design innovation

Undergraduate School Populations (Fall 2020)

The College of Arts and Sciences 7,094

The Wharton School 1,721

School of Engineering and Applied Science 1,758

School of Nursing 582


Graduate School Populations (Fall 2020)

School of Arts and Sciences 2,112

The Wharton School 2,411

Annenberg School for Communication 72

School of Dental Medicine 720

Weitzman School of Design 708

Graduate School of Education 1,644

School of Engineering and Applied Science 2,821

Carey Law School 931

Perelman School of Medicine 2,099

School of Nursing 846

School of Social Policy & Practice 493

School of Veterinary Medicine 539


A road map for climate action and sustainability

Ten years after releasing its original Climate Action Plan, the University of Pennsylvania has launched the Climate & Sustainability Action Plan 3.0, outlining Penn’s goals for improved environmental performance from 2019 to 2024.

Learn More
penn president amy gutmann with climate action plan

Athletics and Recreation

A charter member of the Ivy League, Penn offers intercollegiate competition for men in 16 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 15 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 2019-2020 academic year, there were 12,402 team members participating in 8 intramural leagues and 10 special events. About 1,142 students were members of 37 active club sports.




team members participating in 12 intramural leagues and 20 special events

Faculty (Fall 2020)

  • Standing 2,827
  • Associated 2,221
  • Total 5,048
  • Academic Support Staff 2,125
  • The student-faculty ratio 6:1

Members of distinction of the faculty, active and emeritus

  • Members of the Academy of Arts and Sciences 92
  • Members of the National Academy of Medicine
  • Members of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Members of the American Philosophical Society
  • Guggenheim Fellowships
  • Members of the National Academy of Engineering


In the past two decades, the faculty has been home to:

  • MacArthur Award recipients
  • National Medal of Science recipient 1
  • Nobel Prize recipient
  • Pulitzer Prize recipients 4

Staff (as of November 2020)

  • Total regular workforce of faculty and staff 18,000
  • University of Pennsylvania Health System workforce, including the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 28,443
  • House staff of the University of Pennsylvania Health System 1,416


  • Total undergraduate majors currently being pursued 92 (Fall 2020)
  • Traditional undergraduates pursuing individualized majors 4


  • Books volumes (print) 6.71 million
  • Microform items 4.27 million
  • Serials received 307,551
  • E-books 2.08 million
  • E-journals 304,659
  • Digitized images 4.56 million
  • Audio/video tapes, CDs, and DVDs 373,525

Campus Size (Fall 2020)

college hall in summer

West Philadelphia campus: 299 acres, 217 buildings (excluding hospital).

new bolton center

New Bolton Center: 694 acres, 111 buildings.

morris arboretum

Morris Arboretum: 92 acres, 32 buildings.

Fundraising (Fiscal Year 2020)

  • Endowment $14.9 billion
  • Voluntary support $705.1 million
  • Contributions given by 142,473 individuals $397.7 million
  • Gifts from foundations and associations $201.9 million
  • Gifts from corporations $105.5 million

Sponsored Projects (Nov. 2020)

  • in Awards $1.26 billion
  • Awards 9,277
  • Projects submitted 4,559
  • Principal investigators that had a submitted project 1,794

Powerful Research (2020)

  • Research centers and institutes 178
  • Research faculty 5,000
  • Postdoctoral fellows 1,300
  • Academic support staff and graduate student trainees 5,700
  • Research budget $1.1 billion

Tuition, Annual Budget, and Payroll


Undergraduate tuition and fees for the academic year 2020-21


Room and board fees for the academic year 2020-21


Total university budget (GAAP reporting basis) (fiscal year 2021)


Budgeted payroll (including benefits) (fiscal year 2021)

Community Service

Nearly 14,000 University students, faculty, and staff participate in more than 300 Penn volunteer and community service programs and 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.

Netter Center for Community Partnerships



University students, faculty, and staff participate in more than 300 Penn volunteer and community service programs and more than 60 academically based community service courses that are taught each year.