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University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly known as Penn) is a private Ivy League research university that dates its founding to 1740 under prominent evangelist George Whitefield. During construction as the cost exceeded the available resources, the project remained stalled for almost a decade. Then in 1749, Benjamin Franklin, the future founding father of US, led the way and with the help of 24 trustees opened the university in 1751 as the ‘ Academy and Charitable School in the Province of Pennsylvania’. The core campus of Penn stretches 299 acres in the city of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, United States.

Key Statistics

  • 2457 Class Size
  • 1440-1580 Avg SAT
  • 32-35 ACT Range
  • 9% Overall Admit Rate
  • 16% International Students
  • 53% Women Percentage
  • 730-800 SAT Math Range
  • 710-780 SAT EBRW Range


  1. Graduate Programs – Penn’s graduate programs are among the top-ranked in the country, and all of them emphasize the integration of knowledge across disciplines and schools.

  2. Academic Support Program – Penn’s Office of Equity and Access Programs (EAP) provides professional guidance to scholars of all ages and backgrounds. Learn about the many services and programs EAP has to offer.

  3. Student Life – A stimulating community of students and scholars from across Penn’s 12 schools form a vibrant graduate network. The campus offers graduate students extensive resources for academic support and personal enrichment.

  4. International Applicants – Penn’s undergraduate population includes students from well over 100 countries and citizenships. At Penn, you will join a dynamic global community of scholars, enjoying access to professors eminent in their fields, forge friendships with students who share a passion for learning, and get to know Philadelphia—a world-class city with a small-town feel.

  5. Cost & Financial Aid –Penn’s graduate tuition and fees vary by school. Penn awards some loans based on financial need, and some schools award merit-based scholarships or provides support in return for service.

Notable Alumni

  • Brian L. Roberts Chairman and CEO of Comcast Corporation
  • Safra Catz Co-CEO of Oracle
  • Candice Bergen American actress, Recipient of five Emmy Awards, and two Golden Globe Awards
  • Donald Trump Current & 45th President of the United States