Students (Fall 2023)






Total Students


Full-time Undergraduate


Full-time Graduate/Professional

Undergraduate Admissions (Fall 2023)

Penn received 59,465 applications for admission to the Class of 2027. Of those applicants, 3,489, or 6 percent, were offered admission. Ninety-four percent of the students admitted for Fall 2023 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: 740 to 770, with a median of 760
  • SAT Math component: 770 to 800, with a median of 790



Students matriculated into this year's freshman class.

Undergraduate Graduation Rate


6-year graduation rate for Penn undergraduates.


6-year graduation rate for Penn undergraduates who are underrepresented minorities.


6-year graduation rate for recipients of Pell grants.

To Penn’s Class of 2024: ‘The world needs you’

The University celebrated graduating students during the 268th Commencement.

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graduates gather at franklin field for commencement

Internationalism (Fall 2023)

A total of 13,309 international students applied for admission to Penn’s undergraduate schools for Fall 2023 and 419 (3.1 percent) received admissions offers. Thirteen percent of the first-year class is international students. Penn had 6,887 international students enrolled at all levels in Fall 2023.


map of the world

Of the international students enrolled in the Class of 2027


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 (Institute of International Education, 2020).


Penn US Citizen and Permanent Resident students participated in study abroad programs for academic credit in 2019-2020.


Countries in which Penn undergraduate and graduate/professional students earned academic credit in academic year 2019-2020.

Diversity (Fall 2023)


of the Class of 2027 identify as Black, Hispanic, Asian, or Native American.


of all currently enrolled students are women.

Penn Today

The Singh Center for Nanotechnology

Since its founding, the Center’s multidisciplinary approach has been a strength, where researchers from Penn Engineering, Arts & Sciences, and more come together in one space.

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singh center employees in the clean room

Undergraduate School Populations (Fall 2023)

The College of Arts and Sciences 7,406

School of Engineering and Applied Science 1,810

School of Nursing 599

The Wharton School 1,796


Graduate School Populations (Fall 2023)

Annenberg School for Communication 64

School of Arts and Sciences 2,100

School of Dental Medicine 822

Weitzman School of Design 703

Graduate School of Education 1,649

School of Engineering and Applied Science 4,440

Carey Law School 990

Perelman School of Medicine 2,161

School of Nursing 572

School of Social Policy & Practice 565

School of Veterinary Medicine 587

The Wharton School 2,447


Penn celebrates operation and benefits of largest solar power project in Pennsylvania

Solar production has begun at the Great Cove I and II facilities in central Pennsylvania, the equivalent of powering 70% of the electricity demand from Penn’s academic campus and health system in the Philadelphia area.

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solar panel farm aerial view

Athletics and Recreation

A charter member of the Ivy League, Penn offers intercollegiate competition for men in 17 sports, including baseball, basketball, cross country, fencing, football, sprint football, golf, lacrosse, heavyweight rowing, lightweight rowing, soccer, squash, swimming, 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 2022-23 academic year, there were 2,400 team members participating in 17 leagues and tournaments. 1,217 students were members of 36 active club sports.




team members participating in 17 intramural leagues and special events.

Faculty (Fall 2023)

  • Standing 2,878
  • Associated 2,687
  • Total 5,565
  • Academic Support Staff 2,090
  • The student-faculty ratio 8:1

Members of distinction of the faculty, active and emeritus

  • Members of the Academy of Arts and Sciences 111
  • 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


The faculty is home to:

  • MacArthur Award recipients
  • National Medal of Science recipient 1
  • Nobel Prize recipients
  • Pulitzer Prize recipients 3

Staff (as of November 2023)

  • Total regular workforce of faculty and staff 20,780
  • University of Pennsylvania Health System workforce, including the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 33,389
  • House staff of the University of Pennsylvania Health System 1,510


  • Total undergraduate majors currently being pursued 90 (Fall 2022)
  • Traditional undergraduates pursuing individualized majors 3

Libraries (AY2024)

  • Books volumes (print) 6.70 million
  • Microform items 4.27 million
  • Serials received 351,044
  • E-books 3.09 million
  • E-journals 349,808
  • Digitized images 5.44 million
  • Audio/video tapes, CDs, and DVDs 180,798

Campus Size (Fall 2023)

college hall in summer

West Philadelphia campus: 299 acres, 220 buildings (excluding hospital).

new bolton center

New Bolton Center: 694 acres, 123 buildings.

morris arboretum

Morris Arboretum: 92 acres, 32 buildings.

Fundraising (Fiscal Year 2023)

  • Endowment $20.96 billion
  • Voluntary support $737.9 million
  • Contributions given by 136,462 individuals $292.0 million
  • Gifts from foundations and associations $373.2 million
  • Gifts from corporations $72.7 million

Sponsored Projects (Nov. 2023) reflects FY2022-23 data

  • in Awards $1.34 billion
  • Awards 10,078
  • Projects submitted 4,851
  • Principal investigators that had a submitted project 1,949

Powerful Research (2024)

  • Research centers and institutes 195
  • Research faculty 5,000
  • Postdoctoral fellows 1,300
  • Academic support staff and graduate student trainees 6,000
  • Research budget $1.37 billion

Tuition, Annual Budget, and Payroll


Undergraduate tuition and fees for the academic year 2023-24


Room and board fees for the academic year 2023-24


Total university budget (GAAP reporting basis) (fiscal year 2024)


Budgeted payroll (including benefits) (fiscal year 2024)

Community Service

Nearly 14,000 University students, faculty, and staff participate in more than 300 Penn volunteer and community service programs and more than 70 academically based community service courses that are taught each year. The courses enroll approximately 1,800 undergraduate and graduate Penn students 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 70 academically based community service courses that are taught each year.