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