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.

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

University of Pennsylvania Students

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

University of Pennsylvania Advisors

Our advisors graduated from the nation’s best universities, so they know first-hand what it takes to stand out in the admissions process. CollegeAdvisor.com's advisors include Marshall Scholars, Fulbright recipients, first-generation college students, professional actors and musicians, startup founders, doctors, teachers and more - all rigorously screened and trained to support students and families on their college journeys.

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.

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Ryan Morillo
Harvard University
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!

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Angel Hsu
University of California – Berkeley
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Aneeka Britto
University of Pennsylvania
I am currently a senior at the University of Pennsylvania majoring in Mathematics and minoring in Spanish and Statistics through the Wharton School of Business. After graduation, I will be working in leveraged finance banking at J.P. Morgan.

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Andrea Cooper
Harvard University
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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Chi Chan
University of Virginia
Chi (he/him) is a first-generation college graduate from the University of Virginia, and holds a Master's in Higher Education from the University of Pennsylvania. With 4+ years of experience in higher education, his work in student affairs and admissions seeks to support students from marginalized backgrounds excel in post-secondary education. Chi calls West Virginia home, and enjoys seeking new food sites, hikes, and anything sports.

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Jasmine Bacchus
Brown University
Hi! I'm Jasmine, a recent graduate of Brown University and incoming master's student at Oxford. Currently, my interests include fashion, esports, behavioral economics and game theory

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Sophie Webster
Harvard University
Hi! I'm Sophie, a rising senior at Harvard studying Integrative Biology with a minor in Earth & Planetary Sciences. I’ve worked as an undergraduate researcher in a variety of areas (from neuroscience to biochemistry to climate change!), and I’m currently writing my senior thesis on urban ecology. Outside of class and the lab, I love singing a cappella, making theatre, and writing satire for the campus comedy publication. I’ve tutored and mentored many high school students, so I know all the excitement and nerves that come with applying to college. I’m looking forward to working with you to craft a stellar essay, shore up your candidate profile, and find the perfect fit!

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Katie Chiou
Brown University
Hi! My name is Katie and I'm a rising senior in Brown's Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME) concentrating in medical anthropology. I've worked for over three years in college advising, with experience in essay editing and extracurricular advising. I specialize in BS/MD applications and interview prep.

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Amanda Xu
University of Pennsylvania
Hi! I'm a student at the Wharton school, planning to also submatriculate in the Data Science Master's Program at Penn Engineering. I've had a passion for writing since I was old enough to pick up Charlotte's Web, and I've channeled this into helping students craft their narrative to help them get into their dream schools. I've had many years of college advising experience, helping multiple students get into Penn (Wharton), Cornell, WashU, UC Berkeley, and many more. Outside of class, I enjoy reading, running, and trying out new fitness classes.

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Sophia Boyer
Stanford University
Hi! My name is Sophia and I graduated from Stanford in 2020. I majored in International Relations (with a concentration in International Security and Comparative Governance) and minored in Military History. I graduated with an honors in International Security after completing a one-year honors program my senior year culminating in a thesis. Over my four years at Stanford, I was very active in campus research and community service. I conducted research for the Stanford Graduate School of Business's behavioral psychology lab and volunteered for the Stanford University Dance Marathon Organization. I was also a member of Greek Life. Outside of Stanford, I spent my summers interning at several public policy think tanks in Palo Alto and Washington, D.C. After graduating this past June, I moved to New York City to begin my job at a geopolitical consulting firm where I currently work. I'd love to help you navigate the challenging (and often times confusing) aspects of the college application process to get you closer to the college of your choice!

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Ryan Morillo
Harvard University
Ryan is a rising junior at Harvard University pursuing a degree in English & Theater, Dance, and Media (TDM) with a secondary in Psychology. He is very passionate about demystifying the college application process and helping you get into your dream school!

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Ramona Park
Harvard University
Hi there! I'm a junior majoring in Art, Film, and Visual Studies at Harvard University and taking additional coursework in creative writing. I am a Korean heritage student and also pursuing a language citation in Japanese! As a FGLI (First Generation-Low Income) student, I have much experience navigating financial aid, scholarships, fly-in programs, and other related resources. In addition, I had a rollercoaster of a ride being admitted ED to UPenn but then withdrawing, and also switching majors from computer science to art, so I feel equipped to help you with any and every existential crisis. In high school I had a heavy focus on journalism and model UN, however now at Harvard most of my extracurricular activities consist of dance, performing arts, and international relations programs. In my free time, I enjoy illustrating my webtoon and watching 90 Day fiance!

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Nick Sawicki
Brown University
Hi there! I'm currently in Brown's 8-year BS/MD program called the Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME) and am undecided between a concentration in Biomedical Engineering or a Biology/Economics double concentration. In high school I was the captain of our Science Olympiad team as well as the editor-in-chief of our school newspaper. In college I help run Brown's annual Science Olympiad Tournament and am a staff writer for the Brown Political Review. I know how much the college process meant to me while I was in high school, so I'm excited to help you on your college application journey as well!

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Matthew Yekell
Stanford University
Hello everyone! My name is Matthew, and I'm a member of Stanford's Class of 2025. When I was applying to colleges, I was told that attending an elite university would be impossible based on my test scores and low GPA. Thankfully, I didn’t let go of my dreams so easily. I realized early on that my essays were what could separate me from other applicants, and I worked hard to figure out for myself which stories to share and how to write my essays in a way that was both strategic and personable. I’m really excited to share my insights with you and to help you achieve your dreams in the admissions process. Outside of admissions consulting, you can find me involved in debate, advocacy, and community service.

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Matthew Ciurleo
Harvard University
Hello, my name is Matt and I am currently a rising junior at Harvard studying economics and computer science. On campus, I spend a lot of time with a consulting club and have been doing startup work with a few classmates. Some personal interests include golf and yoyos!

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Lara Van Rooyen
Harvard University
Hi! My name is Lara, and I'm currently a sophomore at Harvard College studying Molecular and Cellular Biology with a minor in Psychology. I grew up in a small town in South Africa, with a graduating class of only 25 people (including myself!) and know firsthand how difficult it can be to navigate the college application process without the help of an academic advisor. Because of this, I am passionate about helping students from under-resourced high schools aim high and succeed in gaining admission to the colleges of their dreams! I am also excited to share my experience of being on a pre-med track at college, pursuing research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, being a STEM major, and engaging in various forms of volunteerism.

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Jiwoo Lee
Stanford University
Hi! I’m Jiwoo and I’m currently attending Stanford University, pursuing a Master’s degree in Biomedical Informatics, majoring in Computational Biology, and minoring in Ethics and Technology. I am also on the pre-med track, and I plan on attending medical school and becoming a physician-scientist. On campus, I am involved in research with CRISPR, and off campus, I work remotely at the Broad Institute, using health data to predict heart disease. During high school, I was heavily involved in science competitions and programs, such as the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, Research Science Institute, and Regeneron Science Talent Search, and I would love to share my experiences with you. I look forward to helping you throughout the college application process!

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Deepak Kejariwal
University of Pennsylvania
Hello! I am student at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania studying Finance and Entrepreneurship Management. In high school, I was heavily involved with the start-up space as a founder, and I would especially like to share my experiences crafting my college application with business school applicants. I also can help you shine through your essays and identify your unique theme. At Penn, I am involved with two consulting clubs, the Students Federal Credit Union, a Venture Capital Diligence Team, and the Wharton Undergraduate Cohorts System. I'm super excited to work with you to help you get into the college of your dreams!

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Bradley Hu
Stanford University
Hi there! I’m a student at Stanford University studying Economics and Computer Science. I’m a writer, musician, literary enthusiast, and someone who was recently in your exact position! The college process can be stressful, but I'm determined to share with you everything I’ve learned—from building the perfect college list to waitlist correspondence—to make your college journey a smooth one. Let’s work together and turn your college dreams into reality!

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Blu Frankel
Harvard University
Blu graduated from Harvard College in December 2020 with a degree in Social Anthropology and Art, Film, and Visual Studies. His love of learning has led him to explore a wide variety of subjects throughout his life, and he loves sharing this passion with his students. Blu has worked with students of all ages and has years of experience tutoring for the SAT and SAT Subject Tests, AP exams, and middle and high-school level subjects from Algebra and Spanish to AP Literature and AP U.S. History. Blu's track record not only includes a 2360 SAT score and 5's on 8 Advanced Placement Exams, but also a history of helping students achieve drastic improvements on their own standardized tests and in their regular coursework. Additionally, Blu has experience with college admissions counseling, in particular guiding students through the essay-writing process. He was accepted to a number of top schools including Harvard, Columbia, Brown, UPenn, Dartmouth, Cornell, Northwestern, and UC Berkeley, and can offer guidance to help you get accepted to the school of your choice. Some of Blu's personal interests include watching and making films, listening to and writing music, hiking, backpacking, designing/building spaces, reading, theater, art, photography, yoga & meditation, philosophy, psychology, stand-up comedy, cooking, and dancing.

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Arham Habib
University of Pennsylvania
Hi! I'm an incoming freshman at the Wharton School in the University of Pennsylvania. As a former member of the USA Debate Team and Congressional Intern, I'd be especially helpful for students with backgrounds in speech and debate or political activism. In college, I look forward to getting involved in student government, consulting clubs, and maybe pursue my own entrepreneurial venture—ultimately, I hope to go into venture capital or management consulting. In the meanwhile, you can catch me playing pick-up basketball, going on hikes, and exploring San Francisco.

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University of Pennsylvania

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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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