Students (Fall 2021)

23,030

Full-time

5,008

Part-time

28,038

Total Students

10,106

Full-time Undergraduate

12,924

Full-time Graduate/Professional

Undergraduate Admissions (Fall 2021)

Penn received 56,332 applications for admission to the Class of 2025. Of those applicants, 3,304, or 6 percent, were offered admission. Ninety-three percent of the students admitted for Fall 2021 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 7700, with a median of 750
  • SAT Math component: 760 to 800, with a median of 780

Admissions

2,418

Students matriculated into this year's freshman class.

Undergraduate Graduation Rate

96.2%

6-year graduation rate for all Penn undergraduates.

95.9%

Penn undergraduates who are underrepresented minorities

95.4%

Recipients of Pell grants

Feeling ‘rejuvenated’ on campus, students celebrate Convocation

Penn’s newest students gathered on College Green to kick off the University’s 282nd year.

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Dr Gutmann delivers the Convocation address  to the class of 2026 in front of College  Hall

Internationalism (Fall 2021)

A total of 11,579 international students applied for admission to Penn’s undergraduate schools for Fall 2021 and 376 (3.2 percent) received admissions offers. Thirteen percent of the first-year class is international students. Penn had 6,392 international students enrolled at all levels in Fall 2021.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

map of the world

Of the international students enrolled in the Class of 2025

14%

from Africa and the Middle East

40%

from Asia

4%

from Australia and the Pacific

17%

from Canada and Mexico

5%

from Central and South America and the Caribbean

15%

from Europe

Study Abroad

1st

among the Ivy league schools in number of students studying abroad

10th

nationwide among doctoral/research institutions in number of students studying abroad, in AY2019-2020.

1,434

Penn US Citizen and Permanent Resident students participated in study abroad programs for academic credit in in AY2019-2020.

49

Countries in which Penn students earned academic credit, in AY2019-2020.

Diversity (Fall 2021)

56%

of the Class of 2025 identify as Black, Hispanic, Asian, or Native American

56%

of all currently enrolled students are women
Students
Penn Today

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Penn marks the anniversary of Pennovation Works, the University’s business incubator and laboratory space, with a look at the evolution of the site, its research and commercialization achievements, and a glimpse into the future.

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Undergraduate School Populations (Fall 2021)

The College of Arts and Sciences 7,146

The Wharton School 1,778

School of Engineering and Applied Science 1,794

School of Nursing 574

11,292


Graduate School Populations (Fall 2021)

School of Arts and Sciences 2,100

The Wharton School 2,502

Annenberg School for Communication 67

School of Dental Medicine 761

Weitzman School of Design 766

Graduate School of Education 1,835

School of Engineering and Applied Science 3,558

Carey Law School 1,112

Perelman School of Medicine 2,138

School of Nursing 695

School of Social Policy & Practice 639

School of Veterinary Medicine 573

16,746


Progress toward a more sustainable University

Two years into the Climate and Sustainability Action Plan 3.0, Penn is tracking significant steps toward its goals.

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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, sprint football, golf, lacrosse, heavyweight rowing, lightweight rowing, soccer, 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.

Athletics

Recreation

12,402

team members participating in 12 intramural leagues and 20 special events

Faculty (Fall 2021)

  • Standing 2,749
  • Associated 2,344
  • Total 5,093
  • Academic Support Staff 1,961
  • 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
    115
  • Members of the National Academy of Sciences
    44
  • Members of the American Philosophical Society
    32
  • Guggenheim Fellowships
    178
  • Members of the National Academy of Engineering

    15

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

  • MacArthur Award recipients
    10
  • National Medal of Science recipient 1
  • Nobel Prize recipient
    1
  • Pulitzer Prize recipients 4

Staff (as of November 2021)

  • 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 1,314

Academics

  • Total undergraduate majors currently being pursued 91 (Fall 2021)
  • Traditional undergraduates pursuing individualized majors 3

Libraries

  • Books volumes (print) 6.81 million
  • Microform items 4.27 million
  • Serials received 290,561
  • E-books 2.16 million
  • E-journals 289,147
  • Digitized images 4.79 million
  • Audio/video tapes, CDs, and DVDs 174,040

Campus Size (Fall 2021)

college hall in summer

West Philadelphia campus: 299 acres, 221 buildings (excluding hospital).

new bolton center

New Bolton Center: 694 acres, 111 buildings.

morris arboretum

Morris Arboretum: 92 acres, 32 buildings.

Fundraising (Fiscal Year 2021)

  • Endowment $20.5 billion
  • Voluntary support $710.9 million
  • Contributions given by 148,028 individuals $462.9 million
  • Gifts from foundations and associations $186.0 million
  • Gifts from corporations $98.3 million

Sponsored Projects (Nov. 2021)

  • in Awards $1.32 billion
  • Awards 8,751
  • Projects submitted 4,514
  • Principal investigators that had a submitted project 1,818

Powerful Research (2021)

  • Research centers and institutes 182
  • 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

$61,710

Undergraduate tuition and fees for the academic year 2021-22

$17,304

Room and board fees for the academic year 2021-22

$12.5B

Total university budget (GAAP reporting basis) (fiscal year 2022)

$7.15B

Budgeted payroll (including benefits) (fiscal year 2022)

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. 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

 

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.