Penn’s 299-acre urban campus is located in the West Philadelphia neighborhood known as University City, just across the Schuylkill River from Center City Philadelphia. Penn also maintains the 23-acre Pennovation Works campus in Grays Ferry, and sites in San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Beijing. The Morris Arboretum is located in Chestnut Hill and Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center is in Kennett Square.
Frequently Asked Questions
A useful reference outlining the rules and regulations that govern the University.
No. The University of Pennsylvania is a private Ivy League institution with no connection to Pennsylvania State University.
Tuition and fees for the 2022-23 academic year are $63,452, room and board fees total $17,888. Visit the Student Registration & Financial Services website for more information on paying for a Penn education.
Penn’s Undergraduate Admissions website provides complete information on the admissions process and how to prepare to apply to Penn.
Graduate and professional program admissions are handled individually by each of Penn’s 12 graduate and professional schools. Visit the site of the school you wish to attend for information.
Penn received 54,588 applications for admission to the Class of 2026. Of those applicants, 3,549 or 6 percent, were offered admission. Ninety-four percent of the students admitted for Fall 2022 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: 730 to 780, with a median of 760
- SAT Math component: 770 to 800, with a median of 790
- 2,409 students matriculated into this year's freshman class.
Penn’s grant-based undergraduate financial aid program meets 100% of demonstrated financial need with grants and work-study funding, making it possible for students to graduate with a world-class undergraduate degree debt-free. At the graduate level, each of the graduate and professional schools offers program-specific financial aid and counseling on federal and private loans. Whatever your circumstances, Penn has programs designed to make attending affordable.
Our Facts & Figures page has statistics on student enrollment, faculty size, faculty honors, athletics, employment, endowment and more.
Our colors are red and blue; our sports teams are nicknamed the Quakers, and a Quaker mascot performs at football games.
Our motto, Leges sine moribus vanae, translates to “Laws without morals are useless.”