University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
www.upenn.edu 34th & Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104
A+ Overall Grade
  • A+ Academics
  • B Athletics
  • A Campus
  • A+ Diversity
  • A+ Value
  • A+ Party Scene

University of Pennsylvania Admissions

Acceptance Rate 7.66%
Acceptance Deadline January 5
Students Receiving Financial Aid 58.89%

University of Pennsylvania Cost

Net Price* $24,771
Average Total Aid Awarded $7,842
Students Receiving Financial Aid 58.89%
*Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

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University of Pennsylvania Academics

Student Faculty Ratio 6:1

University of Pennsylvania Majors

Most Popular Majors
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Nursing
  • Business
  • Philosophy
  • Biology
  • Political Science and Government
  • Information Science
  • Operations Management
  • Neuroscience and Neurobiology

University of Pennsylvania Online

Offers Online Courses Yes

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University of Pennsylvania Students

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment 10,605
Part-Time Undergraduates 1,246

University of Pennsylvania Advisors

Ryan Afreen
University of Pennsylvania
I am an aspiring physician, educator, and social entrepreneur, interested in the intersection of medicine, business, and education. A rising junior at UPenn and an independent researcher, completing my BA in Neuroscience before matriculating at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. I have cumulative years of experience in education consulting, helping students navigate their passion and highlight their uniqueness on paper. The college application process can be a fun, daunting, and challenging experience. As a college advisor, I ensure that every student feels welcomed, included, and has a success story to this rigorous journey.
Ryan Morillo
Harvard
Hi everyone! I'm a junior at Harvard University pursuing a degree in English & Theater, Dance, and Media (TDM) with a secondary in Psychology. My primary interests lie in the fields of entertainment and law. As a first generation Latinx student, I am very passionate about demystifying the college application process and helping you get into the college of your dreams!

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Michael Miller
University of Pennsylvania
Hi! I'm Michael ("Mikey") Miller, and I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2018 with my degree in English. In college, I was selected to be a writing tutor, and I guided my peers from all disciplines in all stages of the writing process for three years at Penn's esteemed writing center. Since graduating, I have worked consistently as a college applications consultant and college essay coach with students in both STEM and the humanities and have a demonstrated track record of helping students get into the school of their dreams, some of which have included Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, Penn, Emory, Johns Hopkins, Middlebury, and WashU. When I'm not working with students on the college process, I am an actor, writer, tutor, and freelance journalist. I look forward to working with you!
Angel Hsu
University of California – Berkeley
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Andrea Cooper
Harvard
I studied Romance languages and Latin American Studies at Harvard University and am currently working in research for a human rights-focused nonprofit.

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Abdalla Osman
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Hello! I am Abdalla and I am a recent MIT grad. I studied mechanical engineering and energy studies and currently work in the renewable energy field. On campus I was a lead engineer in the MIT Solar Electric Vehicle Team and an undergraduate researcher in the Nuclear Science and Engineering department. In my free time I enjoy practicing Judo, playing soccer, and being in nature. I look forward to working with you through your college application journey!

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Marisa Peryer
Yale University
Marisa graduated from Yale University with a degree in biology and science history in May 2021. She considered herself a born-again premed while on campus—juggling her role as a first-year counselor with freelance journalism in her spare time. Marisa was also the editor in chief of the Yale Daily News Magazine, and her writing has appeared in CNN, Popular Science, Salon, the Columbia Journalism Review, among others. She has coached students through the application process for four cycles, and students she has mentored have been accepted to top schools, such as at Stanford, Yale, Princeton, and Columbia. Marisa thoroughly enjoys watching students grow and become more confident in their applications, and she looks forward to joining you in the college admissions process!

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Jasmine S. Phillips
Colby College
Jasmine attained a B.A. in history and American Studies from Colby College. During her time at Colby, she noticed the link between college accessibility, diversity, ability, and structural inequalities, which led her to pursue a graduate degree in higher education. She holds an M.S. Ed. in higher education from the University of Pennsylvania. Jasmine has 5+ years of experience assisting students in their college and scholarship pursuits. Former students have earned Gates, Questbridge, Horatio Alger, and Jack Kent Cooke Scholarships. She has also helped students gain admission to top institutions such as Cornell, WashU, Colby, Bowdoin, Columbia, Emory, UC Davis, Yale, SMU, Stanford, Vanderbilt, and Tulane among others. Jasmine's educational philosophy: student learning is the focus; student success is the goal. Jasmine was recently selected as one of six College Board Fellows, where she was recognized as a person-to-watch, national scholar, and rising leader in closing the educational attainment gap. She was also selected as a RESULTS fellow for her work as an activist and leader fighting against poverty.

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Ishaani Khatri
Brown University
Hi there! My name is Ishaani, and I'm a senior in Brown University's Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME), where I study Computational Biology. Outside of class, I play in a jazz ensemble, write and edit for the [email protected] magazine, advise freshman at Brown, and research at the Center for Computational Molecular Biology. I've been working as a college advisor for 2+ years, and I look forward to supporting you all throughout the college admissions process!

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University of Pennsylvania

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Jennifer Lawrence
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Jonathan Wu
University of Pennsylvania

My advisor (Phillip) was very responsive and always gave me great tips about my essays and application strategies. Moreover, the access to the whole advisor network was a game changer, as I was able to talk to an alumni of my dream school, University of Pennsylvania, which I believe was a big factor of my acceptance to the school during the regular decision round!

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Harvard University

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