Facts

The University of Pennsylvania by the numbers: enrollment, tuition, employment, faculty size, annual budget and more.

Students (Fall 2018)

Full-time: 21,960.
Part-time: 3,900.
Total: 25,860.
Full-time Undergraduate: 10,605.
Full-time Graduate/professional: 11,355.

Undergraduate Admissions (Fall 2018) Admissions →

Penn received 44,491 applications for admission to the Class of 2022. Of those applicants, 3,740, or 8.4 percent, were offered admission. Ninety-six percent of the students admitted for Fall 2018 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 Reading component: 700 to 770, with a median of 740
  • SAT Math component: 740 to 800, with a median of 780

2,518 students matriculated into this year's freshman class.

Undergraduate Graduation Rate

The 6-year graduation rate for all Penn undergraduates is 96%. The rate is 92% for Penn undergraduates who are underrepresented minorities and 92% for recipients of Pell grants.

Commencement 2018

Penn President Amy Gutmann waving to the University graduates of the Class of 2018.

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Internationalism (Fall 2018) International Applicants →

A total of 8,316 international students applied for admission to Penn's undergraduate schools for Fall 2018 and 493 (5.9 percent) received admissions offers. Fourteen percent of the first year class is international students. Of the international students enrolled in the Class of 2022, 10 percent were from Africa and the Middle East, 46 percent from Asia, 5 percent from Australia and the Pacific, 14 percent from Canada and Mexico, 8 percent from Central and South America and the Caribbean and 16 percent from Europe. Penn had 5,333 international students enrolled at all levels in Fall 2018.

Study Abroad International Programs →

Penn undergraduate and graduate/professional students earned academic credit in 85 countries in 2016-2017. Penn ranks 1st among the Ivy League schools and 14th nationwide among doctoral/research institutions in the number of students studying abroad, according to the most recent data (Institute of International Education, 2018). In 2016-17, 2,311 Penn US Citizen and Permanent Resident students participated in study abroad programs for academic credit.

Diversity (Fall 2018) Diversity at Penn →

Of those accepted for admission to the Class of 2022, 48 percent are black, Hispanic, Asian or Native American. Women comprise 55 percent of all students currently enrolled.

Libraries

6.57 million books volumes (print.)
​​​​​​​4.26 million microform items.
239,988 serials received.
1.91 million e-books.
233,156 e-journals.
3.88 million digitized images.
​​​​​​​146,022 videos. 

Dark Energy Survey Completes Six-Year Mission

A global research effort to map a portion of the sky in unprecedented detail is coming to an end, but the task of learning more about the expansion of the universe has only just begun.

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Undergraduate Schools

Penn's four undergraduate schools, with their Fall 2018 student populations, are:
The College at Penn (School of Arts and Sciences), 7,480.
School of Engineering and Applied Science, 1,900.
School of Nursing, 594.
The Wharton School, 1,877.

Graduate and Professional Schools

Penn’s 12 graduate and professional schools, with their Fall 2018 student populations, are:
Annenberg School for Communication, 77.
School of Arts and Sciences, 2,129.
School of Dental Medicine, 680.
Graduate School of Education, 1,728.
School of Engineering and Applied Science, 1,692.
School of Design, 755.
Law School, 948.
Perelman School of Medicine, 1,865.
School of Nursing, 736.
School of Social Policy & Practice, 540.
School of Veterinary Medicine, 488.
The Wharton School, 2,371.

Campus Size (Fall 2018)

West Philadelphia campus: 299 acres, 218 buildings (excluding hospital).
New Bolton Center: 694 acres, 111 buildings.
Morris Arboretum: 92 acres, 33 buildings.

Penn’s Unique and Diverse Green Canopy

The University is committed to caring for and raising awareness about the green spaces on campus—from significant trees to specialty gardens.

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Faculty (as of November 2018)

Standing: 2,753.
Associated: 2,040.
Total: 4,793.
Academic Support Staff: 2,461.
The student-faculty ratio is 6:1.

Members of distinction of the faculty, active and emeritus, include:
88 members of the Academy of Arts and Sciences.
94 members of the National Academy of Medicine.
42 members of the National Academy of Sciences.
30 members of the American Philosophical Society.
169 Guggenheim Fellowships.
15 members of the National Academy of Engineering.

In the past two decades, the faculty has been home to:
9 MacArthur Award recipients.
1 National Medal of Science recipients.
1 Nobel Prize recipients.
4 Pulitzer Prize recipients.

Staff

As of November 2018, Penn has a total regular work force of over 18,000 faculty and staff, and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which includes the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, has a regular work force of 23,275 employees, including 1,314 House staff. 

Academics

Total undergraduate majors currently being pursued: 99 (Fall 2018). In addition, 4 traditional undergraduates were pursuing individualized majors.

Undergraduate Graduation Rate

Penn has an aggregate undergraduate graduation rate of 96 percent.

Powerful Research

With 189 research centers and institutes, research is a substantial and esteemed enterprise at Penn. As of fiscal year 2019, the research community includes over 5,000 faculty and over 1,300 postdoctoral fellows, over 5,700 academic support staff and graduate student trainees, and a research budget of $1.02 billion. The scale and interdisciplinary character of our research activities make Penn a nationally-ranked research university.

Athletics and Recreation Athletics / Recreation

A charter member of the Ivy League, Penn offers intercollegiate competition for men in 17 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 16 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 2015-2016 academic year, there are 10,287 team members participating in 9 intramural leagues and 10 special events. A total of 1,533 students are members of 36 active club sports.

Living Alumni of Record (FY 2018)

Total: 319,136.

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Academic Year 2018-19: $55,584

Room and Board Fees

Academic Year 2018-19: $15,616.

Community Service Netter Center for Community Partnerships →

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.

West Philly Students Cook Up On Campus

The Netter Center for Community Partnerships helps high school students from West Philadelphia develop their strengths and interests through Leaders of Change, a University-Assisted Community Schools program.

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Fundraising (Fiscal Year 2018)

Endowment $13.8 billion.
Voluntary support: $717.5 million.
148,890 individuals gave $451.7 million in contributions.
$172.0 million in gifts from foundations and associations.
$93.8 million in gifts from corporations.

Sponsored Projects (Nov. 2018)

$1.11 billion in awards.
8,409 awards.
4,333 projects submitted.
1,740 principal investigators that had a submitted project.

Total University Budget (Fiscal Year 2019)

$10.39 billion (GAAP reporting basis).

Budgeted Payroll (including benefits)  (Fiscal Year 2019)

$5.99 billion.