University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

Philadelphia, USA

  • 1740

    Established
  • 5333

    International Students
  • 14

    No. of Programs
  • 15

    QS World University Rankings
  • NO

    Scholarship
  • Yes

    Hostel Accomodation

Overview

History, Affiliations & Rankings

One of the oldest universities in the USA, the University of Pennsylvania opened its doors in 1749 with Benjamin Franklin as the President of the institution but its roots go as far back as 1740. A private Ivy League university located in Philadelphia, it is considered to be one of the best higher education institutions in the USA as well as the world. Also known as Penn, it has the 15th rank on the QS World University Rankings list 2020. The University of Pennsylvania is affiliated with the Association of American Universities, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities and the Universities Research Association. The US News and World Report ranks Penn University as the 8th best National University, while the university ranks 13th in THE World University Rankings.

Infrastructure, Campus & Courses

The University of Pennsylvania has a 302-acre campus located in West Philadelphia and with the university boasting an over 250-year history, it is home to historic and beautiful architecture right alongside some of the most modern buildings and facilities. The campus has more than 200 buildings, including 165 research centres and institutes, and is known as the University City. There are a total of 12 schools on campus offering bachelors, masters and research degrees in engineering, arts & sciences, communication, design, nursing, medicine, law, management etc. The campus of Penn University is well-equipped with all the amenities and facilities that a budding student needs for learning and leisure.

Accomplishments & Alumni

Founded by one of the most iconic innovators of the 18th century, the University of Pennsylvania has innovation and research at its core. It is the place of establishment for the world’s first collegiate business school and was also the place of birth of the world’s first electronic, large-scale, general-purpose digital computer — ENIAC. With a research budget of over $1 billion, the university is on the frontline of innovation and research in the USA. Many of Penn’s graduates are well-known for their accomplishments with some of the notable alumni including Elon Musk, Naom Chomsky, Sunder Pichai etc.

Student Diversity & Visiting Companies

Every year, the University of Pennsylvania accepts around 10,000 students to its bachelor’s programmes and another 10,000 to its masters and research programmes. With such a large number of students enrolled in its programmes from all around the world, the university boasts a diversity of all kinds on campus. Student diversity is celebrated and the overall atmosphere is inclusive and supportive. The university offers need-based scholarships to ensure that finances do not come in the way of anybody who is qualified to study at Penn.

University of Pennsylvania Facts & Highlights

Type of University

Private, Coed

Average Annual Tuition Fee

Bachelors - $54,652 (2021-22)

Masters - $54,964 (2021-22)

Admission Intakes

Spring & Fall

Average GPA Requirement

3.9

Average Exam Score Requirement

SAT - 1500; ACT - 33; IELTS - 7; TOEFL - 100; GRE - 321 ; GMAT - 728

Admission Requirements

Standardised test scores, LOR, SOP, Academic Transcripts, Proof of English Proficiency

Admissions Deadlines

Bachelors - Early Admission Deadline – March 1/Nov 1; Regular Admission Deadline – May 1/Feb 1

Masters - Early Decision – Nov 1

Regular Decision – Jan 5

Percentage of International Students

22%

Size of Campus (in acres)

299

Alumni Worldwide

290k+

Females to Males Ratio

53:47

Average Salary after 10 Years

$82,667 (Annual)

University of Pennsylvania Global University Rankings

Ranked By

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Universities Rankings

NA

NA

19

17

16

QS

13

16

15

19

19

Times Higher Education (THE)

13

13

11

12

10

U.S. News & World Report - Global Universities

NA

14

16

16

16

University of Pennsylvania Global Subject Rankings

Business

Ranked By

2021

2020

2019

2018

QS - Global MBA

2

1

3

6

QS - Accounting & Finance

NA

7

7

6

Times Higher Education (THE)

11

9

10

9

U.S. News & World Report - Finance MBA

1

1

1

1

U.S. News & World Report - Entrepreneurship MBA

6

6

6

7

U.S. News & World Report - Graduate Business School

1

1

1

3

U.S. News & World Report - MBA Business Analytics

5

NA

NA

NA

Financial Times Global MBA

NA

2

4

3

Computer Science

Ranked By

2021

2020

2019

2018

Times Higher Education (THE)

32

31

33

23

U.S. News & World Report - Computer Science

NA

NA

NA

19

Engineering

Ranked By

2021

2020

2019

2018

QS - Engineering and Technology

NA

72

69

89

Times Higher Education (THE)

38

37

30

NA

U.S. News & World Report - Mechanical Engineering PG

24

NA

NA

NA

U.S. News & World Report - Biomedical Engineering PG

8

5

4

8

U.S. News & World Report - Electrical Engineering PG

19

NA

NA

NA

U.S. News & World Report - UG Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering

26

20

20

NA

Law

Ranked By

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

Times Higher Education (THE)

NA

27

21

16

11

U.S. News & World Report

6

NA

NA

NA

NA

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Campus Location

University of Pennsylvania

3701 Chestnut Street,Suite 1W Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

http://www.admissions.upenn.edu/contact/contact-staff-members | (215) 898-7507 | internationalteam@admissions.upenn.edu

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