University of Pennsylvania

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Majors offered at University of Pennsylvania

Biggest majors
Finance and Financial Management Services
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
Economics

Academics at University of Pennsylvania

1420-1550
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
32-35
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
6 to 1
Selectivity
Most Selective (8% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Demographics for University of Pennsylvania Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
University of Pennsylvania Students26%24%37%18%3%2%1%
All Bold.org College Students11%21%37%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
University of Pennsylvania Students
22%
76%
Male
Female
< 3% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for University of Pennsylvania students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Executive Director113k
Software Engineer107k
Data Scientist103k
Veterinarian95k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)73k
Data Analyst61k
Architectural Designer55k
Based on 20,118 student responses
73.7kAvg. Early Career Pay
142.9kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
41%in High-Meaning careers
21%in STEM careers

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Student reviews of University of Pennsylvania

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100% of students

Known for

Awesome study spaces and libraries
Great internship and research opportunities
Beautiful campus
Close to activities in a city
Safe campus
Cameron Sabet
Violin
Knitting
Biking And Cycling

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

I love the people! They're so inspiring and have already done so much with their lives before even starting college!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I think students should be aware of the competitive environment. Students are really career-driven, and it can make it difficult to collaborate at times.

Madeline Overmoyer
Movies And Film
Swimming
Ballet
Piano + 5 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

Limitless opportunities to learn about the most obscure and fascinating topics in the world. There's an expert on staff for everything you could ever want to know.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The environment is very competitive and it is often difficult to maintain self-confidence while comparing oneself to high-achieving peers.

Cosette Burrese
Speech and Debate
Model UN
Dance
Music + 9 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

The Party Ivy makes it a vibrant campus to be on with lots of diversity but also very challenging and enthralling academics.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

There are many wealthy students so make sure to budget your money if you are not in a financial position to spend lot every weekend.

Rebecca Nadler
Advocacy And Activism
Mental Health
Journalism
Dance + 5 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

I love the academic experience and multitude of opportunities to get involved on campus

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The food isn't great and dining halls close early

Katie Rozsypalek
Foreign Languages
Mandarin
Chinese
Biology + 8 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

As a student who's just finished their first year at Penn, I can confidently say that the professors, campus, and overall experience I've had so far have been amazing. A lot of professors are very helpful and understanding to students, and many have interesting research that stems from what they teach. Penn's campus has everything; multiple libraries, beautiful buildings (both historic and newer modern buildings), and lots of places to socialize and enjoy the campus. Academics at Penn are challenging (as to be expected) but rewarding, and it's easy to reach out for extra help if you need it; whether it be through TAs, the Weingarten Center, or through other various resources offered at Penn. Overall, my time at Penn so far has been amazing, and I'm looking forward to three more years here.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I think at first it might be difficult for students coming from small high schools to adjust to campus life. I graduated high school in a class of 25 students and the transition to a school as big as Penn was a bit overwhelming at first. I think it's also difficult to deal with "Penn Face", which is a term used to describe the facade that a lot of students put up for others to think that everything is going well when in reality they are still facing their own challenges. This goes hand-in-hand with imposter syndrome, which a lot of people experience here (similarly at other big and prestigious universities). Because of this, it's sometimes difficult to find close friends, but it's just a matter of finding the right people and group of friends to be with.

Talia Becker Calazans
Fencing
Teaching
Reading

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

It's a very intense environment with a work-hard-play-hard culture. Classes, particularly in smaller departments, are great and professors are accomplished as well as great teachers. The campus and facilities are great and there are so many opportunities for any kind of work or research, as well as the possibility for great connections.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

It's very rigorous and intro classes are very much "weed out", at least in STEM. There are some areas where students' resources lack dedication from the administration, such as mental health and disabilities offices. There are a lot of very rich people, class conscience is hard to find sometimes.

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