University of Pennsylvania

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$56,212
2.85% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$26,123
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.388%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
6.5%
54,588 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
28,201
83.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
96.1%
2,335 Graduates

About

University of Pennsylvania is a higher education institution located in Philadelphia County, PA. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at University of Pennsylvania were General Computer & Information Sciences (475 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (275 degrees), and General Finance (255 degrees).

In 2022, 10,067 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Pennsylvania. 55.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (3,925 degrees), 2.14 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1,830 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Pennsylvania is $56,212, which is $26,062 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Pennsylvania is $56,212, which is $26,062 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,123.

In 2022, 51% of undergraduate students attending University of Pennsylvania received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 10% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$56,212
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Pennsylvania was $56,212. The cost of tuition at University of Pennsylvania is $26,062 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$26,123
2022 Value
79.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Pennsylvania had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,123. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Pennsylvania grew by 79.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,903
Room and Board
$1,358
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Pennsylvania was of $15,903 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.66% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,358. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

51%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
10%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

51% of undergraduate students at University of Pennsylvania received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 3.77% with respect to 2021, when 53% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
0.388%
2019 Default Rate
10
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Pennsylvania was 0.388%, which represents 10 out of the 2579 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of Pennsylvania received 54,588 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 3.1% annual growth. Out of those 54,588 applicants, 3,549 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 6.5% acceptance rate.

There were 28,201 students enrolled at University of Pennsylvania in 2022. 48% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Pennsylvania has an overall enrollment yield of 67.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

6.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
3,549
Accepted Out of 54,588

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Pennsylvania was 6.5% (3,549 admissions from 54,588 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 5.87%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 3.1%, while admissions grew by 7.42%..

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SAT Scores

48%
Submission Percentage (2022)
1,153
Scores Submitted (2022)

48% of enrolled first-time students at University of Pennsylvania in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Pennsylvania had a total enrollment of 28,201 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Pennsylvania is 23,559 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,642. This means that 83.5% of students enrolled at University of Pennsylvania are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Pennsylvania, both undergraduate and graduate, is 32.5% White, 20.4% Asian, 7.28% Hispanic or Latino, 6.51% Black or African American, 3.17% Two or More Races, 0.0886% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.039% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Pennsylvania in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (16.2%), followed by White Male (14.8%) and Asian Female (14.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (17.9%), followed by White Male (13.1%) and Asian Female (8.21%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Pennsylvania in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 28,201 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Pennsylvania is 23,559 and the part-time enrollment is 4,642. This means that 83.5% of students enrolled at University of Pennsylvania are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

98%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Pennsylvania was 98%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), University of Pennsylvania had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    9,160 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    5,764 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2,054 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Pennsylvania is 32.5% White, 20.4% Asian, 7.28% Hispanic or Latino, 6.51% Black or African American, 3.17% Two or More Races, 0.0886% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.039% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1,526 students (5.41%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,115 more women than men received degrees from University of Pennsylvania. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Pennsylvania is white (3,925 degrees awarded). There were 2.14 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1830 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at University of Pennsylvania is General Computer & Information Sciences (475 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (275 degrees) and General Finance (255 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Pennsylvania, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (215 degrees awarded), Legal (501 degrees), and Math & Statistics (256 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Pennsylvania are Postsecondary teachers (164,052 people), Other managers (118,934 people), Software developers (103,950 people), Secondary school teachers (97,166 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (87,997 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Pennsylvania in 2022 are Philosophy and Religious Studies (215 degrees awarded), Legal (501 degrees), Math & Statistics (256 degrees), Physical Sciences (237 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (124 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Pennsylvania are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at University of Pennsylvania are Philosophy and Religious Studies (215 degrees awarded), Legal (501 degrees), Math & Statistics (256 degrees), Physical Sciences (237 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (124 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Pennsylvania are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (275,468 people), Elementary & secondary schools (241,172 people), Computer Systems Design (149,187 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (113,542 people), and Scientific research & development services (77,949 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Pennsylvania are Philosophy and Religious Studies (215 degrees awarded), Legal (501 degrees), Math & Statistics (256 degrees), Physical Sciences (237 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (124 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Pennsylvania.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 475 degrees awarded
  2. 275 degrees awarded
  3. 255 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common masters degree concentration at University of Pennsylvania was General Computer & Information Sciences with 475 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

4,476
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
5,591
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 4,476 degrees were awarded to men at University of Pennsylvania, which is 0.801 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (5,591).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 425 degrees were awarded to men at University of Pennsylvania in General Finance, which is 1.83 times more than the 232 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 238 degrees were awarded to men at University of Pennsylvania in General Computer & Information Sciences, which is 0.561 times less than the 424 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

86%
100% Completion Time
96%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 86% of students graduating from University of Pennsylvania completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 96% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 96% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Pennsylvania is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.41% of graduates (33 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,925 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    1,830 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    743 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Pennsylvania is white (3,925 degrees awarded). There were 2.14 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1830 degrees).

2.24% of degree recipients (225 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    2,176 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,749 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    1,058 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Pennsylvania is white female (2,176 degrees awarded). There were 1.24 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1749 degrees).

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Operations

University of Pennsylvania has an endowment valued at nearly $20.7B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−0.82%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, University of Pennsylvania had a total salary expenditure of 12.8B. University of Pennsylvania employs 608 Professors, 346 Lecturers and 255 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Pennsylvania are Male Professor (432), Female Lecturer (207), and Female Professor (176).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Pennsylvania are: Management, with 2,078 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1,163 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 1,089 employees.

Endowment

$20.7B
2022 Endowment
0.978%
growth from 2021

University of Pennsylvania has an endowment valued at about $20.7B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Pennsylvania grew 0.978% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $20.4B higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $899M - Federal
  2. $20.1M - State
  3. $2.11M - Local

As of 2022, University of Pennsylvania received $899M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $20.1M from state grants and contracts, and $2.11M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$5.65B
2022 Salaries
10.3%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of Pennsylvania paid a median of $5.65B in salaries, which represents 44.2% of their overall expenditure ($12.8B) and a 10.3% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$262M
Instructional Salaries
1,445
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Pennsylvania paid a total of $262M to 1,445 employees working as instructors, which represents 4.64% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
608 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
2,078 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Pennsylvania were Professor with 608 employees, Lecturer with 346 employees, and Assistant professor with 255 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Pennsylvania were Management with 2,078 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,163 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 1,089 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Lecturer
  3. Female Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Pennsylvania was Male Professor with 432 employees, Female Lecturer with 207 employees, and Female Professor with 176 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of Pennsylvania.

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