Admissions & Aid

Ranked in the top of Kiplinger’s Best Values in Private Universities, the University of Pennsylvania is committed to making its practical, powerful, and flexible Ivy League education available to the best and brightest students, regardless of their economic circumstances. A generous financial aid budget and inclusive aid policies make matriculating at Penn an attainable goal for talented hardworking students from the widest possible range of backgrounds.

Penn Facts

Penn's All-Grant Policy

Since it was launched in 2007, Penn’s all-grant financial aid program has provided access to an Ivy League education for 7,475 students from a range of social and economic backgrounds. With 10,300 undergraduates, Penn is the largest school in the nation to offer an all-grant financial aid program for undergraduates. Penn’s policy states that financial aid awards will include grants and a work-study job, and will not include loans. All dependent undergraduates eligible for financial aid at Penn receive all-grant aid packages, regardless of family income level.

Penn’s All-Grant Policy


Graduate Admissions

Penn offers 116 different graduate and professional programs within 12 schools on one campus. Because each of these programs has a separate admissions process, applicants apply directly to the program of interest. All together, Penn’s graduate and professional students form a dynamic group that enriches and is enriched by the wider University community.

Graduate Programs
Penn’s graduate programs are among the top-ranked in the country, and all of them emphasize the integration of knowledge across disciplines and schools.

How to Apply
Because graduate admissions at Penn are not centralized, all applications and questions about the process should be directed to the graduate program of interest.

Cost & Financial Aid
Penn’s graduate tuition and fees vary by school. Penn awards some loans based on financial need, and some schools award merit-based scholarships or provide support in return for service. Contact your school for information on its policies and application procedures for grants and scholarship funding.

Graduate Student Life
A stimulating community of students and scholars from across Penn’s 12 schools form a vibrant graduate network. The campus offers graduate students extensive resources for academic support and personal enrichment.



Individual Graduate Admissions Offices

Follow the links below to find admissions information unique to each of the 12 schools.

For International Students

The University welcomes students, faculty, and staff from every corner of the world, and provides students from more than 100 countries with diverse initiatives that make Penn one of the leading institutions for international range.

Information for International Applicants
Find information about international application requirements, financial aid for international students, answers to frequently asked questions, and more.

Paying for a Penn Education
Learn about cost of attendance, financial aid, and financing options.

Contact Information

Student Financial Services

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005 Franklin Building 3451 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104-6270 (215) 898-1988
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Office of Undergraduate Admissions

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1 College Hall, Room 1 Philadelphia, PA 19104-6376 (215) 898-7507
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