University of Pennsylvania

1,088 reviews
  1. Philadelphia, PA
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B
University of Pennsylvania is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Ivy Group
Address
34th & Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Website

University of Pennsylvania Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
10%
SAT Range
1360-1550
ACT Range
31-34
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$22,694/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,636/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,330/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,939/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,110/ year
  • $110k+
    $37,639/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
6:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.64 responses
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.64 responses
46%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.63 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,406Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Driven
    26%
  • Work hard, play hard
    26%
  • There is no typical student
    19%
  • Overly stressed obsessively "busy"
    13%
  • Overachieving
    10%
  • Composed and hard working
    3%
  • Work hard, play harder
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.64 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.99 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Work Hard Play Hard
    41%
  • Diverse
    26%
  • Dynamic
    22%
  • Ecclectic
    7%
  • Well-rounded
    4%

After University of Pennsylvania

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$78,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
96%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.30 responses

Reviews

1,088 reviews
  • Excellent
    250
  • Very Good
    433
  • Average
    327
  • Poor
    38
  • Terrible
    28
It's been everything I expected and more. It's a really incredible place to learn, being surrounded by the best and the brightest, in one of America's coolest city.
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago
I have never grown so much as a person both socially and intellectually as I have at the University of Pennsylvania. Overall, my satisfaction with life as dramatically increased; I have gained so many more friends and so much more confidence in my person than I had in high school.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
My school challenges me and pushes me to my limits in every way possible. It is rich in diversity and allows me the flexibility to explore my options both in the classroom and outside of it.
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago