Penn’s 299-acre urban campus is located in the West Philadelphia neighborhood known as University City, just across the Schuylkill River from Center City Philadelphia. Penn also maintains the 23-acre Pennovation Works campus in Grays Ferry, and sites in San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Beijing. The Morris Arboretum is located in Chestnut Hill and Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center is in Kennett Square.
No. The University of Pennsylvania is a private Ivy League institution with no connection to Pennsylvania State University.
Tuition and fees for the 2020-21 academic year are $60,042, room and board fees total $16,784. Visit the Student Registration & Financial Services website for more information on paying for a Penn education.
Penn’s Undergraduate Admissions website provides complete information on the admissions process and how to prepare to apply to Penn.
Graduate and professional program admissions are handled individually by each of Penn’s 12 graduate and professional schools. Visit the site of the school you wish to attend for information.
Penn received 42,204 applications for admission to the Class of 2024. Of those applicants, 3,789 or 9 percent, were offered admission. Ninety-seven percent of the students admitted for Fall 2020 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: 720 to 800, with a median of 750
- SAT Math component: 760 to 800, with a median of 790
- 2,321 students matriculated into this year's freshman class.
Penn’s grant-based undergraduate financial aid program meets 100% of demonstrated financial need with grants and work-study funding, making it possible for students to graduate with a world-class undergraduate degree debt-free. At the graduate level, each of the graduate and professional schools offers program-specific financial aid and counseling on federal and private loans. Whatever your circumstances, Penn has programs designed to make attending affordable.
Our colors are red and blue; our sports teams are nicknamed the Quakers, and a Quaker mascot performs at football games.
Our motto, Leges sine moribus vanae, translates to “Laws without morals are useless.”