University of Pennsylvania, , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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University of Pennsylvania

Company Name: University of Pennsylvania
State: Pennsylvania
County: Philadelphia
City/town: Philadelphia
Post: 19019
Phone: (215)898-7507
Fax: unknown
Email: unknown
FICE code: 003378
OPE ID code: 337800
Date Approved: 2003-01-21
Web site:
Status: Active

Review: The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn), one of the eight members of the Ivy League, is a private research university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and is considered the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies. Penn is also one of the Colonial Colleges. Benjamin Franklin, Penn's founder, advocated an educational program that focused as much on practical education for commerce and public service as on the classics and theology. Penn was one of the first academic institutions to follow a multidisciplinary model pioneered by several European universities, concentrating multiple "faculties" (e.g., theology, classics, medicine) into one institution. Penn offers a broad range of academic departments, an extensive research enterprise and a number of community outreach and public service programs. Penn is particularly well known for its medical school, dental school, school of business, law school, communications school, nursing school, veterinary school, its social sciences and humanities programs, as well as its biomedical teaching and research capabilities. Its undergraduate programs are also among the most selective in the country. Penn is also home to many firsts, including the first student union (Houston Hall, 1896), the first school of medicine in North America (University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1765), the first collegiate business school (Wharton, 1881), and the first general-purpose large-scale digital computer (ENIAC, 1946). In FY2009, Penn's academic research programs undertook more than $730 million in research, involving some 3,800 faculty, 1,000 postdoctoral fellows and 5,400 support staff/graduate assistants. Much of the funding is provided by the National Institutes of Health for biomedical research. Penn tops the Ivy League in annual spending, with a projected 2011 budget of $6.007 billion. Incorporated as The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn is one of 14 founding members of the Association of American Universities.

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University of Pennsylvania, Complete Academic Data

Type: Private not-for-profit- 4-year or above
Carnegie Classification: Research Universities (very high research activity)
Student to Faculty Ratio: 6:1
Total Student Population (Graduate + Undergraduate): 24,599
Undergraduate Population: 11,954
Percent Admitted: 18.0%
SAT Composite Range: 1350-1530
Enrollment by Gender, Male: 47%
Enrollment by Gender, Femail: 53%
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, Asian/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 12.0%
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, Black or African American: 6.0%
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, Hispanic/Latino: 4.0%
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, White: 37.0%
Attendance Status, Full-Time: 83.9%
Attendance Status, Part-Time: 16.1%

University of Pennsylvania, Complete Tuition Data

In-State Tuition: $40,514
Out of State Tuition: $40,514
Books and Supplies: $1,120
Total Annual Cost: $55,250

University of Pennsylvania, Complete Financial Aid Data

Percent of Student Receiving Any Financial Aid: 61.0%
Percent of Student Receiving Any Grants: 47.0%
Total Grant Aid Received by Student Body: $134,150,086
Undergraduate Application Fee: $75

University of Pennsylvania, Complete Student Life Data

Calendar System: Semester
Campus Housing Offered: Yes

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