Students (Fall 2019)

22,318

Full-time

4,357

Part-time

26,675

Total Students

10,448

Full-time Undergraduate

11,870

Full-time Graduate/Professional

Undergraduate Admissions (Fall 2019)

Penn received 44,961 applications for admission to the Class of 2023. Of those applicants, 3,446, or 7.7 percent, were offered admission. Ninety-six percent of the students admitted for Fall 2019 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: 700 to 760, with a median of 740
  • SAT Math component: 750 to 800, with a median of 780

Admissions

2,400

Students matriculated into this year's freshman class

Undergraduate Graduation Rate

96%

6-year graduation rate for all Penn undergraduates

94%

Penn undergraduates who are underrepresented minorities

92%

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.

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Internationalism (Fall 2019)

A total of 8,379 international students applied for admission to Penn’s undergraduate schools for Fall 2019 and 464 (5.5 percent) received admissions offers. Fourteen percent of the first-year class is international students. Penn had 5,333 international students enrolled at all levels in Fall 2019.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

map of the world

Of the international students enrolled in the Class of 2023

13%

from Africa and the Middle East

41%

from Asia

4%

from Australia and the Pacific

16%

from Canada and Mexico

8%

from Central and South America and the Caribbean

18%

from Europe

Study Abroad

1st

among the Ivy league schools in number of students studying abroad

14th

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

2,311

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

85

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

Diversity (Fall 2019)

51%

of the Class of 2023 identify as Black, Hispanic, Asian, or Native American

55%

of all currently enrolled students are women
Students
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.

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Undergraduate School Populations (Fall 2019)

The College of Arts and Sciences 7,567

The Wharton School 1,862

School of Engineering and Applied Science 1,860

School of Nursing 583

11,872


Graduate School Populations (Fall 2019)

School of Arts and Sciences 2,137

The Wharton School 2,393

Annenberg School for Communication 69

School of Dental Medicine 695

Weitzman School of Design 788

Graduate School of Education 1,792

School of Engineering and Applied Science 2,225

Carey Law School 980

Perelman School of Medicine 1,998

School of Nursing 734

School of Social Policy & Practice 504

School of Veterinary Medicine 488

14,803


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.

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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, 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 2017-2018 academic year, there were 12,402 team members participating in 12 intramural leagues and 20 special events. About 1,200 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 2019)

  • Standing 2,751
  • Associated 2,142
  • Total 4,893
  • Academic Support Staff 2,348
  • The student-faculty ratio 6:1

Members of distinction of the faculty, active and emeritus

  • Members of the Academy of Arts and Sciences 91
  • Members of the National Academy of Medicine
    110
  • Members of the National Academy of Sciences
    43
  • Members of the American Philosophical Society
    31
  • Guggenheim Fellowships
    177
  • Members of the National Academy of Engineering

    16

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 2018)

  • Total regular workforce of faculty and staff 18,000+
  • University of Pennsylvania Health System workforce, including the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 23,275
  • House staff of the University of Pennsylvania Health System 1,314

Academics

  • Total undergraduate majors currently being pursued 99 (Fall 2018)
  • Traditional undergraduates pursuing individualized majors 4

Libraries

  • Books volumes (print) 6.67 million
  • Microform items 4.26 million
  • Serials received 282,857
  • E-books 2.01 million
  • E-journals 279,206
  • Digitized images 4.31 million
  • Audio/video tapes, CDs, and DVDs 358,740

Campus Size (Fall 2019)

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, 33 buildings.

Fundraising (Fiscal Year 2019)

  • Endowment $14.66 billion
  • Voluntary support $626.2 million
  • Contributions given by 146,794 individuals $451.7 million
  • Gifts from foundations and associations $186 million
  • Gifts from corporations $98.3 million

Sponsored Projects (Nov. 2019)

  • in Awards $1.2 billion
  • Awards 9,407
  • Projects submitted 4,593
  • Principal investigators that had a submitted project 1,847

Powerful Research (2019)

  • Research centers and institutes 189
  • Research faculty 5,000+
  • Postdoctoral fellows 1,300+
  • Academic support staff and graduate student trainees 5,700+
  • Research budget $1.02 billion

Tuition, Annual Budget, and Payroll

$60,042

Undergraduate tuition and fees for the academic year 2020-21

$16,784

Room and board fees for the academic year 2020-21

$11.2B

Total university budget (GAAP reporting basis) (fiscal year 2019)

$5.99B

Budgeted payroll (including benefits) (fiscal year 2019)

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

 

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.