Rank: 27

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PAwww.upenn.edu
Median SAT/ACT
1460/33
Enrollment
12,700
Although it typically has the second-largest freshman class in the Ivy League (about 2,400 students), the University of Pennsylvania is also one of the league's most selective. Once in, students clearly thrive: Nearly 95% of freshmen graduate, putting Penn among the top 10 colleges with the highest graduation rate in the country. Among the most elite departments within Penn are...
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costs
Est. Full Price 2017-2018
$71,100
% of students who get any grants
54%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$25,800
Average price for low-income students
$9,200
Financial Aid from the College
% of students with need who get grants
99%
% of need met
100%
% of students who get merit* grants
N/A
Average merit grant
N/A
student success
Graduation rate
95%
Average time to a degree
4.1 years
Average student debt
$19,500
Average salary within 5 years
$61,900
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
58%
admissions
Acceptance rate
10%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1460/33
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
key deadlines
Early decision application
1-Nov
Regular application
5-Jan

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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This is a great school environment! The professors are the best and the resources are amazing. However, as a commuter, I would strongly encourage students to stay on campus and immerse him or herself in the college experience. I regret not being on campus more and involving myself in more...
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Like any colleges, Penn has both pros and cons. As a graduate student in the School of Social Policy and Practice at Penn (Master's of Social Work), I find that the biggest strength of Penn is the wide reach of its professional network, research, etc. The amount of resources/networking opportunities...
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The academics at Penn are top-notch. Professors have always been extremely helpful in assisting in research and career advice, especially in my department. Career Services is also great in helping with the practical side of life after graduation. The school also offers many opportunities for study abroad, internships, conferences, and...
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* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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