University of Pennsylvania
Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral
College Type: Private
Academic Calendar: Semester
Founded by Benjamin Franklin, Penn should not be confused with Penn State or a public university. The University of Pennsylvania holds its own against the best of its Ivy League brethren. From Penn's location in West Philadelphia, Center City is an easy walk across the Schuylkill river. With nearly 12,000 undergraduates and a similar number of graduate students, Penn has a diverse and bustling urban campus. For its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, Penn was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, and its strength in research has earned it membership in the Association of American Universities.
Most Popular Majors
Biology, Business Administration, Communications Studies, Economics, English, Finance, Nursing, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology
Total Students: 24107
Total Grad Students: 12167
Undergraduate Students: 11940
Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 6:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 3:1
Percent Male: 48%
Percent Female: 52%
Alumni Giving Rate: %
Graduation and Retention Information
Four-Year Graduation Rate: 89%
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 96%
Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010
1 College Hall
Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19104
Main Phone: 215-898-5000
Quenby Jackson Mott
Vice Dean and Director, Undergraduate Admissions
Transfer Services Contact:
International Admissions Contact:
Director of Athletics, Department of Athletics
Applying to Transfer
Common App Used? Yes
High School Transcript Required? Yes
Minimum GPA for Applying:
Minimum GPA requirements vary by school.
Minimum Grades for Transfer:
In general, credit may be granted for courses taken at regionally accredited institutions where the curriculum is similar to that at U Penn and a grade of at least a C has been earned.
For students to apply as transfers you must have completed at least 8 academic courses at an accredited institution. In addition, we will only accept up to the equivalent of two academic years for course work.
Test Scores for Applying:
SAT/ACT scores are required. SAT Subject Tests are not required.
Letters of Recommendation Required:
Letters of recommendation from two current college professors are required.
Applicants must complete the two essays on the application.
A $75 nonrefundable fee must be submitted with the application.
A Mid Term Grade Report and Dean's Report must be completed by the faculty and dean of your current institution. Additional requirement, including academic requirements, vary by school.
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Standardized Testing Notes:
Transfers Applied: 2155
Transfers Accepted: 328
Transfer Percentage Accepted: 15%
Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 12%
Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: 3%
Admissions Data From: Fall 2010
Other Expenses: 2224
Room and Board: 11878
Tuition and Fees: 42098
Total Cost: 57360
Note on Costs:
Visit us at http://www.sfs.upenn.edu/paying/paying-pro.htm to use our Net Price Calculator.
Costs Data From: 2011-12
General Financial Aid Information:
Admission is need blind (not affected by a student's ability to pay/financial aid), and is based solely on financial need. We are committed to meeting 100% of determined need. To make it possible to graduate debt-free, we don't include loans in aid.
CSS/Profile Used? Yes
Own Financial Aid Form? Yes
Average Amount of Aid – Grants:
Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5567
Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 63%
Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 48%
Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 28%
Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010