University of Pennsylvania

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$47,416

4.08% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$24,539

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

1.17%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

9.3%

40,413 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

25,367

85.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

95.7%

2,301 Graduates

About

University of Pennsylvania is a higher education institution located in Philadelphia County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Pennsylvania were General Finance (372 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (195 degrees), and General Political Science & Government (174 degrees).

In 2017, 9,234 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Pennsylvania. 52.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (4,080 degrees), 2.69 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1517 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Pennsylvania is $47,416, which is $20,916 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Pennsylvania is $47,416, which is $20,916 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,539.

In 2017, 53% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 15% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$47,416

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of Pennsylvania was $47,416. The cost of tuition at University of Pennsylvania is $20,916 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$24,539

2017 Value

6.95%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of Pennsylvania had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,539. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of Pennsylvania grew by 6.95%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,536

Room and Board

$1,280

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Pennsylvania was of $14,536 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,280. The cost of room and board increased by 3.9% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.4% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

53%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

15%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

53% of undergraduate students at University of Pennsylvania received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.85% with respect to 2016, when 54% 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.

1.17%

2016 Default Rate

34

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of Pennsylvania was 1.17%, which represents 34 out of the 2904 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 40,413 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 3.84% annual growth. Out of those 40,413 applicants, 3,757 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 9.3% acceptance rate.

There were 25,367 students enrolled at University of Pennsylvania in 2017, and 46% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Pennsylvania has an overall enrollment yield of 65.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

9.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

3,757

Accepted Out of 40,413

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Pennsylvania was 9.3% (3,757 admissions from 40,413 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 9.44%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 3.84%, while admissions grew by 2.26%.

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SAT Scores

46%

Submission Percentage

1,138

Scores Submitted

46% of enrolled first-time students at University of Pennsylvania in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Pennsylvania has a total enrollment of 25,367 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Pennsylvania is 21,599 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,768. This means that 85.1% of students enrolled at University of Pennsylvania are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Pennsylvania, both undergraduate and graduate, is 43.4% White, 15.4% Asian, 7.76% Hispanic or Latino, 6.19% Black or African American, 3.46% Two or More Races, 0.0946% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0355% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Pennsylvania in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (21.4%), followed by White Male (21.2%) and Asian Female (11.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (22.1%), followed by White Male (20.1%) and Asian Female (7.52%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Pennsylvania, both undergraduate and graduate, is 25,367 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Pennsylvania is 21,599 and the part-time enrollment is 3,768. This means that 85.1% of students enrolled at University of Pennsylvania are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

98%

2017 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 (83%), University of Pennsylvania had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    11,009

  2. Asian

    3,900

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,968

The enrolled student population at University of Pennsylvania is 43.4% White, 15.4% Asian, 7.76% Hispanic or Latino, 6.19% Black or African American, 3.46% Two or More Races, 0.0946% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0355% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 866 students (3.41%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 458 more women than men received degrees from University of Pennsylvania. The majority of degree recipients at University of Pennsylvania are white (4,080 degrees awarded). There were 2.69 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1517 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Pennsylvania is General Finance (372 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (195 degrees) and General Political Science & Government (174 degrees).

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 Architecture and Related Services (299 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (164 degrees), and Legal (381 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Pennsylvania are Elementary & middle school teachers (132,799 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (131,149 people), Other managers (104,587 people), Postsecondary teachers (99,260 people), and Architects, except landscape and naval (87,838 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Pennsylvania are Architecture and Related Services (299 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (164 degrees), Legal (381 degrees), Math & Statistics (223 degrees), and History (149 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

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

The most specialized majors at University of Pennsylvania are Architecture and Related Services (299 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (164 degrees), Legal (381 degrees), Math & Statistics (223 degrees), and History (149 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Pennsylvania are Elementary & secondary schools (248,793 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (180,920 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (150,476 people), Legal services (107,765 people), and Computer Systems Design (102,530 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Pennsylvania are Architecture and Related Services (299 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (164 degrees), Legal (381 degrees), Math & Statistics (223 degrees), and History (149 degrees).

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Degrees

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

  1. 372 degrees awarded

  2. 195 degrees awarded

  3. 174 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Pennsylvania was General Finance with 372 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 4,388

  2. 4,846

In 2017, 4,388 degrees were awarded to men at University of Pennsylvania, which is 0.905 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,846).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 513 degrees were awarded to men at University of Pennsylvania in General Finance, which is 2.1 times more than the 244 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 256 degrees were awarded to women at University of Pennsylvania in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.757 times less than the 338 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

87%

100% Completion Time

95%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 87% of students graduating from University of Pennsylvania completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 95% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

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 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 (68.1%).

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, 4.69% of graduates (108 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,080 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    1,517 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    634 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Pennsylvania is white (4,080 degrees awarded). There were 2.69 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1517 degrees).

2.04% of degree recipients (188 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    2,100 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,980 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    834 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Pennsylvania is white female (2,100 degrees awarded). There were 1.06 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,980 degrees).

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Operations

University of Pennsylvania has an endowment valued at nearly $12.2B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.51B (12.4%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, University of Pennsylvania had a total salary expenditure of $8.85B. University of Pennsylvania employs 626 Professors, 311 Lecturers, and 246 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Pennsylvania are Male Professors (474), Female Lecturers(196), and Female Professors (152).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Pennsylvania are: Management, with 1704 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 1234 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1089 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$12.2B

2017 Endowment

14%

growth from 2016

University of Pennsylvania has an endowment valued at about $12.2B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Pennsylvania grew 14% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $11.9B higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $693M - Federal

  2. $20.1M - State

  3. $2M - Local

As of 2017, University of Pennsylvania received $693M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $20.1M from state grants and contracts, and $2M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$3.88B

2017 Salaries

7.59%

growth from 2016

In 2017, University of Pennsylvania paid a median of $3.88B in salaries, which represents 43.8% of their overall expenditure ($8.85B) and a 7.59% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 18.4% growth from 2015 and a 6.71% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$222M

Instructional Salaries

1,417

Number of Employees

In 2017, University of Pennsylvania paid a total of $222M to 1,417 employees working as instructors, which represents 5.73% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $146M (22.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

626 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

1704 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Pennsylvania were Professor with 626 employees; Lecturer with 311 employees; and Lecturer with 246 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Pennsylvania were Management with 1,704 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 1,234 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,089 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Lecturer

  3. Female Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Pennsylvania was Male Professor with 474 employees, Female Lecturer with 196 employees, and Female Professor with 152 employees.

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

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