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University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
#8

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The University of Pennsylvania, located in urban Philadelphia, Penn., is a private institution founded in 1740 by Benjamin Franklin. The school offers several student activities. The Penn Quakers have more than 25 NCAA Division I sports that compete in the Ivy League and the Greek life is strong with numerous fraternities and sororities. The university offers several clubs and organizations and works closely with the west Philadelphia area through community service. William Henry Harrison, William Carlos Williams, and Donald Trump are among Penn’s distinguished alumni.

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Quick Facts


1 College Hall, Room 100
Philadelphia, PA 19104

2014-2015 Tuition

$47,668 Tuition and Fees

Students

9712 undergraduate students
50% male / 50% female

Admission

January 1 application deadline
12.2% accepted

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Summary


School Details

Institutional Control: private
Year Founded: 1740

Programs Offered

associate degree, terminal associate degree, bachelor's degree, certificate, doctorate, master's degree, post-bachelor's certificate, post-master's certificate

Majors Offered

Computer Graphics, Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, Education, General, Elementary Education and Teaching, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, General, Computer Engineering, General, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Engineering, Other, Linguistics, Comparative Literature, East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General, Russian Language and Literature, German Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Italian Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other, Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General, Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General, Legal Professions and Studies, Other, English Language and Literature, General, English Language and Literature/Letters, Other, Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, Humanities/Humanistic Studies, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Biomedical Sciences, General, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Bioinformatics, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other, Mathematics, General, Statistics, General, Environmental Studies, Natural Sciences, International/Global Studies, Cognitive Science, Philosophy, Logic, Philosophy, Other, Religion/Religious Studies, Jewish/Judaic Studies, Architecture, Environmental Design/Architecture, Chemistry, General, Geology/Earth Science, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Public Policy Analysis, General, Social Sciences, General, Anthropology, Criminology, Economics, General, International Relations and Affairs, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, Urban Studies/Affairs, African Studies, American/United States Studies/Civilization, East Asian Studies, Latin American Studies, South Asian Studies, African-American/Black Studies, Women's Studies, Visual and Performing Arts, General, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Film/Cinema/Video Studies, Fine/Studio Arts, General, Art History, Criticism and Conservation, Music, General, Health/Health Care Administration/Management, Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling, Business/Commerce, General, Business Administration and Management, General, Operations Management and Supervision, E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce, Transportation/Mobility Management, Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other, Accounting, Finance, General, Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General, International Business/Trade/Commerce, Management Information Systems, General, Actuarial Science, Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other, Marketing/Marketing Management, General, Real Estate, Insurance, Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General, Retailing and Retail Operations, History, General, History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, History, Other, Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Minors Offered

Computer and Information Sciences, General, Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, Education, General, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, General, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Linguistics, Comparative Literature, East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General, Russian Language and Literature, German Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Italian Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other, Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General, Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General, Legal Professions and Studies, Other, English Language and Literature, General, English Language and Literature/Letters, Other, Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Mathematics, General, Statistics, General, Environmental Studies, Cognitive Science, Philosophy, Logic, Religion/Religious Studies, Jewish/Judaic Studies, Architecture, Chemistry, General, Geology/Earth Science, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Public Policy Analysis, General, Anthropology, Economics, General, International Relations and Affairs, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, Urban Studies/Affairs, African Studies, American/United States Studies/Civilization, East Asian Studies, Latin American Studies, South Asian Studies, African-American/Black Studies, Women's Studies, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Film/Cinema/Video Studies, Fine/Studio Arts, General, Art History, Criticism and Conservation, Music, General, Health/Health Care Administration/Management, Business Administration and Management, General, Actuarial Science, Marketing/Marketing Management, General, History, General, History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, History, Other, Speech Communication and Rhetoric

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 9,712
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 9,407
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 305
Percent of male undergraduates: 50%
Percent of female undergraduates: 50%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
Remedial learning services offered: reading, writing, study skills
Counseling services offered: academic, birth control, career, minority student, military, older student, personal, psychological, religious, veteran student
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Activities

Student activities offered: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, model UN, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook

Sports

Intercollegiate varsity nonscholarship sports offered for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, fencing, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), wrestling
Intercollegiate varsity nonscholarship sports offered for women: basketball, crew (heavyweight), cross country, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, softball, squash, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball

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Crime Statistics

Criminal Offences - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 9 12 12
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 3 9 1
Aggravated assault 13 2 1
Burglary 11 18 21
Motor vehicle theft 4 1 0
Arson 1 1 0
Criminal Offences - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 4 4 8
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 1 5 12
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 1 0 0
Criminal Offences - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 0 0
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 2 0 0
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Arrests - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 2 0 1
Drug law violations 1 1 5
Liquor law violations 0 5 0
Arrests - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 0 1
Liquor law violations 0 0 0
Arrests - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 1 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0

Comments



1On-Campus: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution's educational purposes, including residence halls; and (2) Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to paragraph (1) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).
2On-Campus Student Housing Facility: Any student housing facility that is owned or controlled by the institution, or is located on property that is owned or controlled by the institution, and is within the reasonably contiguous geographic area that makes up the campus is considered an on-campus student housing facility.
3Noncampus Building or Property: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (2) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.


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