The University of Pennsylvania is America's oldest university and a member of the Ivy League. 

Located in the heart of Philadelphia, Penn features a beautiful and unified 279-acre campus. Benjamin Franklin founded Penn in 1740 to provide a practical and accessible education rooted in the liberal arts and sciences.

Penn remains committed to Franklin's innovative vision, increasing access and diversity, integrating knowledge and research among our 4 undergraduate and 12 graduate schools, and engaging students in community service both in Philadelphia and globally.

Basic details

  • Region: Northeast
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
  • Campus setting: Urban
  • Type of institution: Private

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 9%
  • Average ACT range: 31-34
  • Average SAT range: 2100-2300
  • Test optional? No
  • Common Application accepted? Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance; Anthropology; Archaeology; Architecture; Area Studies; Art History; Arts; Astronomy; Biology; Biomedical Engineering; Business; Chemistry; Communications; Computer Science; Creative Writing; Criminal Justice; Design; Drama/Theatre Arts; Economics; Education; Ethnic/Cultural Studies; Engineering; English; Environmental Sciences; Film/Cinema Studies; Gender Studies; Geography; Geology; History; Humanities; Information Sciences/Systems; International Relations; Journalism; Languages; Law; Liberal Arts; Linguistics; Literature; Management; Marketing; Mathematics; Medical Sciences; Meteorology; Museum Studies; Music; Neuroscience; Nursing; Nutrition; Philosophy; Physics; Physiology; Political Science; Psychology; Public Health; Public Policy; Public Relations/Affairs; Social Work; Sociology; Theology/Religion; Urban Planning; Urban Studies; Veterinary Medicine; Zoology
  • Full list of majors available: http://www.admissions.upenn.edu/academics/majors-minors

Finances

  • International students are eligible for: Need-based aid
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $66,800

Athletics

  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sports: Men's American Football; Men's Athletics / Track and Field; Women's Athletics / Track and Field; Men's Baseball; Women's Softball; Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Men's Cross Country; Women's Cross Country; Women's Field Hockey; Men's Football / Soccer; Men's Golf; Women's Golf; Women's Gymnastics; Men's Lacrosse; Women's Lacrosse; Men's Rowing; Women's Rowing; Men's Swimming and Diving; Women's Swimming and Diving; Men's Tennis; Women's Tennis; Women's Volleyball; Men's Wrestling

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