The University of Pennsylvania by the numbers: enrollment, tuition, employment, faculty size, annual budget and more.

Students (Fall 2019)

Full-time: 22,318.
Part-time: 4,357.
Total: 26,675.
Full-time Undergraduate: 10,448.
Full-time Graduate/professional: 11,870.

Undergraduate Admissions (Fall 2019) Admissions →

Penn received 44,961 applications for admission to the Class of 2023. Of those applicants, 3,446, or 7.7 percent, were offered admission. Ninety-six percent of the students admitted for Fall 2019 came from the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class. The middle 50% of scores, as well as the median scores, on each of the two SAT components, are as follows:

  • SAT Evidence-based Reading + Writing component: 700 to 760, with a median of 740
  • SAT Math component: 750 to 800, with a median of 780

2,400 students matriculated into this year's freshman class.

Undergraduate Graduation Rate

The 6-year graduation rate for all Penn undergraduates is 96%. The rate is 94% for Penn undergraduates who are underrepresented minorities and 92% for recipients of Pell grants.

A Tribute to the Extraordinary Class of 2020

As in-person festivities have been postponed, Penn live-streamed its “first” 264th Commencement for graduates and their families across the city, nation, and world.

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Internationalism (Fall 2019) International Applicants →

A total of 8,379 international students applied for admission to Penn's undergraduate schools for Fall 2019 and 464 (5.5 percent) received admissions offers. Fourteen percent of the first year class is international students. Of the international students enrolled in the Class of 2023, 13 percent were from Africa and the Middle East, 41 percent from Asia, 4 percent from Australia and the Pacific, 16 percent from Canada and Mexico, 8 percent from Central and South America and the Caribbean and 18 percent from Europe. Penn had 5,333 international students enrolled at all levels in Fall 2019.

Study Abroad International Programs →

Penn undergraduate and graduate/professional students earned academic credit in 85 countries in 2016-2017. Penn ranks 1st among the Ivy League schools and 14th nationwide among doctoral/research institutions in the number of students studying abroad, according to the most recent data (Institute of International Education, 2018). In 2016-17, 2,311 Penn US Citizen and Permanent Resident students participated in study abroad programs for academic credit.

Diversity (Fall 2019) Diversity at Penn →

Of those accepted for admission to the Class of 2023, 51 percent are black, Hispanic, Asian or Native American. Women comprise 55 percent of all students currently enrolled.


6.67 million books volumes (print.)
4.26 million microform items.
282,857 serials received.
2.01 million e-books.
279,206 e-journals.
4.31 million digitized images.
358,740 audio/video tapes, CDs, and DVDs.??

Dark Energy Survey Completes Six-Year Mission

A global research effort to map a portion of the sky in unprecedented detail is coming to an end, but the task of learning more about the expansion of the universe has only just begun.

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Undergraduate Schools

Penn's four undergraduate schools, with their Fall 2019 student populations, are:
The College at Penn (School of Arts and Sciences), 7,567.
School of Engineering and Applied Science, 1,860.
School of Nursing, 583.
The Wharton School, 1,862.

Graduate and Professional Schools

Penn’s 12 graduate and professional schools, with their Fall 2019 student populations, are:
Annenberg School for Communication, 69.
School of Arts and Sciences, 2,137.
School of Dental Medicine, 695.
Graduate School of Education, 1,792.
School of Engineering and Applied Science, 2,225.
Weitzman School of Design, 788.
Law School, 980.
Perelman School of Medicine, 1,998.
School of Nursing, 734.
School of Social Policy & Practice, 504.
School of Veterinary Medicine, 488.
The Wharton School, 2,393.

Campus Size (Fall 2019)

West Philadelphia campus: 299 acres, 217 buildings (excluding hospital).
New Bolton Center: 694 acres, 111 buildings.
Morris Arboretum: 92 acres, 33 buildings.

Penn’s Unique and Diverse Green Canopy

The University is committed to caring for and raising awareness about the green spaces on campus—from significant trees to specialty gardens.

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Faculty (Fall 2019)

Standing: 2,751.
Associated: 2,142.
Total: 4,893.
Academic Support Staff: 2,348.
The student-faculty ratio is 6:1.

Members of distinction of the faculty, active and emeritus, include:
91 members of the Academy of Arts and Sciences.
110 members of the National Academy of Medicine.
43 members of the National Academy of Sciences.
31 members of the American Philosophical Society.
177 Guggenheim Fellowships.
16 members of the National Academy of Engineering.

In the past two decades, the faculty has been home to:
10 MacArthur Award recipients.
1 National Medal of Science recipient.
1 Nobel Prize recipient.
4 Pulitzer Prize recipients.


As of November 2018, Penn has a total regular work force of over 18,000 faculty and staff, and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which includes the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, has a regular work force of 23,275 employees, including 1,314 House staff.?


Total undergraduate majors currently being pursued: 99 (Fall 2018). In addition, 4 traditional undergraduates were pursuing individualized majors.

Powerful Research

With 189 research centers and institutes, research is a substantial and esteemed enterprise at Penn. As of fiscal year 2019, the research community includes over 5,000 faculty and over 1,300 postdoctoral fellows, over 5,700 academic support staff and graduate student trainees, and a research budget of $1.02 billion. The scale and interdisciplinary character of our research activities make Penn a nationally-ranked research university.

Athletics and Recreation Athletics / Recreation

A charter member of the Ivy League, Penn offers intercollegiate competition for men in 17 sports, including baseball, basketball, cross country, fencing, football, golf, lacrosse, heavyweight rowing, lightweight rowing, soccer, sprint football, squash, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor track, outdoor track and wrestling. It offers intercollegiate competition for women in 16 sports, including basketball, cross country, field hockey, fencing, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, softball, squash, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor track, outdoor track and volleyball. During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 12,402 team members participating in 12 intramural leagues and 20 special events. 1,200 students were members of 37 active club sports.

Living Alumni of Record (FY 2019)

Total: 324,995.

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Academic Year 2020-21: $60,042.

Room and Board Fees

Academic Year 2020-21: $16,784.

Community Service Netter Center for Community Partnerships →

Nearly 14,000 University students, faculty, and staff participate in more than 300 Penn volunteer and community service programs and more than 60 academically based community service courses that are taught each year. Community service at Penn is primarily coordinated by Civic House (student volunteerism and advocacy), Fox Leadership, the Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships (coordinates academically based community service) and Penn VIPS (Volunteers in Public Service—faculty and staff volunteers), which is a part of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships.

West Philly Students Cook Up On Campus

The Netter Center for Community Partnerships helps high school students from West Philadelphia develop their strengths and interests through Leaders of Change, a University-Assisted Community Schools program.

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Fundraising (Fiscal Year 2019)

Endowment $14.66 billion.
Voluntary support: $626.2 million.
146,794 individuals gave $451.7 million in contributions.
$186.0 million in gifts from foundations and associations.
$98.3 million in gifts from corporations.

Sponsored Projects (Nov. 2019)

$1.2 billion in awards.
9,407 awards.
4,593 projects submitted.
1,847 principal investigators that had a submitted project.

Total University Budget (Fiscal Year 2019)

$11.2 billion (GAAP reporting basis.)

Budgeted Payroll (including benefits) (Fiscal Year 2019)

$5.99 billion.