How much does University of Pennsylvania cost?

University of Pennsylvania Cost of Attendance
In-state $55,584
Out-of-state $55,584
On-Campus Room and Board $15,616
Off-Campus Room and Board $13,990
Average Annual Cost $26,266
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $4,440
$30,000-$48,000 $5,305
$48,000-$75,000 $12,552
$75,000-$110,000 $21,496
Over $110,000 $41,033

University of Pennsylvania Financial Aid and Debt


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Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 58% $40,420
Federal Grants 13% $7,776
Pell grants 13% $4,612
Other federal grants 10% $3,991
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 5% $2,933
Institutional grants or scholarships 47% $44,140
Student loan aid 13% $7,842
Federal student loans 11% $7,212
Other student loans 2% $18,740

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Take a challenging class 322 Up to $3,000
Visit a college campus 308 Up to $8,500
Do an extracurricular activity 309 Up to $3,000
Do community service 312 Up to $500
Have perfect attendance for a year 222 Up to $2,000
Attend a summer program 156 Up to $4,500
Take a foreign language class 195 Up to $5,000
Have work experience 212 Up to $12,000
Play a sport 156 Up to $1,500

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

University of Pennsylvania Admissions

What is University of Pennsylvania's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 8%
Average GPA 3.8
SAT Submissions 54% of applicants
SAT Reading 690-760
SAT Math 730-790
SAT Writing 690-780
ACT Submissions 46% of applicants
Composite Score 32-35

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University of Pennsylvania Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 11716
Living on campus
Transfer Students 100%
Under Age 25
Gender Balance

Student Diversity

Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
Hispanic or Latino
Black or African American
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

2 Student Testimonials



Freshman · Finance / Banking

Every day I meet someone different who inspires me or shows me a different way to view the world. Sure, Penn has world-class faculty and fancy buildings, but the students are what make the University special. Even though I'm studying business, I took a class this semester on public health and spent my spring break doing community health research in a rural region of Latin America. At Penn, there is never a shortage of classes, speakers, and events to feed your curiosity.



Freshman · Nursing

Within the nursing community, everyone is very supportive and wants to make sure all opportunities are available for you to succeed.

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About University of Pennsylvania

Penn has a proud tradition of intellectual rigor and boundary-breaking innovation that lives on through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of its faculty, students, and staff.


34th & Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA

Type Private
Profit Status not-for-profit
Category Research Universities
Setting Large City
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