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University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
#7

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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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3451 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

2013-2014 Tuition

$45,890 Tuition and Fees

Students

9682 undergraduate students
50% male / 50% female

Admission

January 1 application deadline
12.6% 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: 9,682
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 9,374
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 308
Percent of male undergraduates: 50%
Percent of female undergraduates: 50%
Percent of international undergraduates: 12%

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: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook

Sports

Intercollegiate non-scholarship 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 non-scholarship 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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