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Admissions & Aid **

Ranked in the top of Kiplinger’s Best Values in Private Universities, the University of Pennsylvania is committed to making its practical, powerful, and flexible Ivy League education available to the best and brightest students, regardless of their economic circumstances. A generous financial aid budget and inclusive aid policies make matriculating at Penn an attainable goal for talented hardworking students from the widest possible range of backgrounds.


Penn Facts


Incoming Class Profile

Application Statistics for the Class of 2019

*A final and more comprehensive incoming class profile will be posted in mid-September.

Total Applicants


Total Admitted

3,697 (9.9%)

Early Decision Applicants


Total Admitted

1,316 (23.9%)

Members of the admitted class hail from all fifty states, Washington, D.C. Puerto Rico, and Guam with the highest representation from Pennsylvania (483); New York (439); California (412); New Jersey (324); Florida (157); Texas (137); Illinois (123); Massachusetts (121).  170 students in the admitted class are residents of Philadelphia.  Fifteen percent of the class is comprised of international students from 84 countries.

Forty-five percent of the class self-identified as members of U.S. minority groups.

All information is accurate as of March 31, 2015.  


The University of Pennsylvania by the numbers: enrollment, tuition, employment, faculty size, annual budget and more.

Students (Fall 2014)

Full-time: 21,441
Part-time: 3,365
Total: 24,806
Full-time Undergraduate: 10,406
Full-time Graduate/professional: 11,035

Undergraduate Admissions (Admissions→ )

Penn received 35,866 applications for admission to the Class of 2018. Of those applicants, 3,718, or 10.4 percent, were offered admission. Ninety-three percent of the students admitted for Fall 2014 came from the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class. The middle 50% of scores, as well as the median scores, on each of the three SAT components, are as follows:

  • SAT Reading component: 680 to 780, with a median of 730
  • SAT Math component: 700 to 790, with a median of 750
  • SAT Writing component: 700 to 790, with a median of 750

(Fall 2014) 2,425 students matriculated into this year’s freshman class.

** This information is reprinted from the University of Pennsylvania Admissions website. The Penn Club of D.C. takes no responsibility for any errors or admissions. More information may be obtained by contacting the university admissions office directly at (215) 898-7507 or by writing:

1 College Hall, Room 1 Philadelphia, PA 19104-6376

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