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

Students (Fall 2011)

Full-time: 21,329
Part-time: 3,503
Total: 24,832
Full-time Undergraduate: 10,301
Full-time Graduate/professional: 11,028

Undergraduate Admissions Admissions →

Penn received 31,663 applications for admission to the Class of 2015. Of those applicants, 3,935, or 12.43 percent, were offered admission. Ninety-seven percent of the students admitted for Fall 2011 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 three SAT components, are as follows:

  • SAT Reading component: 670 to 760, with a median of 720
  • SAT Math component: 690 to 790, with a median of 740
  • SAT Writing component: 690 to 780, with a median of 740

2,409 students matriculated into this year's (Fall 2011) freshman class.

Internationalism International Applicants →

A total of 5,338 international students applied for admission to Penn's undergraduate schools for Fall 2011 and 436 (11 percent) received admissions offers. More than 12 percent of the first year class are international students. Of the international students enrolled in the Class of 2015, 8.8 percent were from Africa and the Middle East, 50.7 percent from Asia, 0.7 percent from Australia and the Pacific, 17.7 percent from Canada and Mexico, 6.1 percent from Central and South America and the Caribbean and 16 percent from Europe. Penn had 4,293 international students enrolled at all levels in Fall 2011.

Study Abroad International Programs →

Penn offers opportunities to undergraduate and graduate/professional students to study abroad in more than 50 countries. Penn ranks 1st among the Ivy League schools and 12th nationwide among doctoral/research institutions in the number of students studying abroad, according to the most recent data (Institute of International Education, 2011). In 2009-2010, 2,060 Penn students participated in study abroad programs for academic credit.

Diversity (Fall 2010)

Of those accepted for admission to the Class of 2015, 43.7 percent are black, Hispanic, Asian or Native American. Women comprise 53 percent of all students currently enrolled.

Undergraduate Schools

Penn's four undergraduate schools, with their Fall 2011 student populations, are:

The College at Penn (School of Arts and Sciences), 6,304
School of Engineering and Applied Science, 1,641
School of Nursing, 556
The Wharton School, 1,986

Graduate and Professional Schools

Penn's 12 graduate and professional schools, with their Fall 2011 student populations, are:

Annenberg School for Communication, 75
School of Arts and Sciences, 2,179
School of Dental Medicine, 615
Graduate School of Education, 1,671
School of Engineering and Applied Science, 1,529
School of Design, 648
Law School, 937
School of Medicine, 1,681
School of Nursing, 533
School of Social Policy & Practice, 440
School of Veterinary Medicine, 493
The Wharton School, 2,266

Faculty (as of Dec. 2011)

Standing: 2,532
Associated: 1,714
Total: 4,246
Academic Support Staff: 2,347
The student-faculty ratio is 6:1

Members of distinction of the faculty, active and emeritus, include:
79 members of the Academy of Arts and Sciences
75 members of the Institute of Medicine
31 members of the National Academy of Sciences
30 members of the American Philosophical Society
170 Guggenheim Fellowships
9 members of the National Academy of Engineering

In the past two decades, the faculty has been home to:
7 MacArthur Award recipients
5 National Medal of Science recipients
4 Nobel Prize recipients
5 Pulitzer Prize recipients


As of December 2011, Penn has a total regular work force of over 16,500 faculty and staff. As of January 2012, the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which includes the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, has a regular work force of 15,907 employees, including 1,201 House staff.


Total undergraduate majors currently being pursued: 87 (Fall 2011). In addition, 15 undergraduates were pursuing individualized majors.

Undergraduate Graduation Rate

Penn has an aggregate undergraduate graduation rate of 95 percent.


6.01 million books volumes (print)
4.21 million microform items
105,721 serials received
564,608 e-books
89,041 e-journals
1,04 million digitized images
28,852 videos

Powerful Research

With 165 research centers and institutes, research is a substantial and esteemed enterprise at Penn. As of fiscal year 2011, the research community includes over 4,000 faculty and over 1,100 postdoctoral fellows, 5,500 academic support staff and graduate student trainees, and a research budget of $901 million. 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 2011-2012 academic year, there were 8,700 team members participating in 11 leagues and 22 special events. 1,300 additional students were members of 37 active club sports.

Campus Size Facilities →

  • West Philadelphia campus: 279 acres, 187 buildings (excluding hospital)
  • New Bolton Center: 600 acres, 106 buildings
  • Morris Arboretum: 92 acres, 33 buildings

Living Alumni of Record (as of Fall 2011)

Total: 287,379

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Academic Year 2012-13
Tuition: $39,088
Fees: $4,650

Room and Board Fees

$12,368 (Academic year 2012-13)

Community Service Netter Center for Community Partnerships →

Approximately 13,000 University students, faculty and staff participate in more than 300 Penn volunteer and community service programs, as well as the 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.


Endowment $6.58 billion (Fiscal Year 2011)
Voluntary support: $437.7 million (as of Dec. 2011)
125,737 individuals gave $173.0 million in contributions
$206.9 million in gifts from foundations and associations
$51.8 million in gifts from corporations

Sponsored Projects (Jan. 2011)

$941 million in awards
6,062, awards
3,504 projects submitted
1,516 principal investigators that had a submitted project

Total University Budget

$6.007 Billion (Fiscal Year 2011)

Budgeted Payroll (including benefits)

$3.266 billion (Fiscal Year 2011)