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University of Pennsylvania: Fees, Ranking & Courses

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University of Pennsylvania Highlights 2024

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Year of establishment1740
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Also Known AsUPenn
Accepted Exams
Total International Students5333
Size of Campus in acres299
Male/Female Ratio1.22
UG/PG Course Ratio1.06
Faculty/Student Ratio6
Endowments ValueUS Dollar 12 billion
No.of Campuses1
Accommodation expenses12166 USD for 1 sharing (UG)
Meal expenses6330 USD (UG)
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On Highlights

Q:   What is University of Pennsylvania known for?


University of Pennsylvania is internationally known for the following:

  • The university has 4 UG and 12 PG schools and it offers education which is focused on inclusivity, research and intellectual rigor to create new knowledge 
  • As of Fall 2022, more than 12,000 international students had applied for admission to University of Pennsylvania and 13% of the first-year class were international. 
  • The university is 1st among the Ivy League schools in number of students studying abroad and it is placed at 10th in the nation among doctoral or research institutions in number of students. 
  • The university has around 14,000 university students, faculty, and staff that participate in more than 300 Penn volunteer and community service programmes that are taught every year.  

Q:   Is UPenn part of the Ivy League?


University of Pennsylvania is included in one of the eight private League schools in the city of Philadelphia. Based on recent data, there are more than 21,000 students including 4,500 international students. Some of the achievements of University of Pennsylvania are given as follows:

  • Penn has received 8 MacArthur Awards
  • 4 National Medals of Science
  • 4 Nobel Prizes & 2 Pulitzer Prizes

Q:   How many campuses does University of Pennsylvania have?


University of Pennsylvania has 12 schools and is included in one of the best-rated undergraduate and graduate programmes in the world. Some of the Penn Schools in the world include School of Arts and Sciences, The Wharton School, School for Dental Medicine, Graduate School of Education, School of Engineering and Applied Science and School of Social Policy and Practice.

Entry Criteria

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MS(44 Courses)
TOEFL: 100.0 & Above
IELTS: 7.0-7.5
GRE: Accepted
MBA/PGDM(3 Courses)
GMAT: Accepted
GRE: Accepted
IELTS: Accepted
B.A.(43 Courses)
TOEFL: Accepted
BBA(19 Courses)
TOEFL: Accepted
IELTS: Accepted
Duolingo: Accepted
B.Sc.(18 Courses)
TOEFL: Accepted
SAT: Accepted
IELTS: Accepted
PG Certificate(28 Courses)
TOEFL: 100.0 & Above
LL.M.(7 Courses)
TOEFL: 100.0 & Above
IELTS: Accepted
GMAT: Accepted
M.A.(17 Courses)
TOEFL: 100.0 & Above
B.J.M.C.(4 Courses)
TOEFL: Accepted
IELTS: Accepted
Duolingo: Accepted
B.E. / B.Tech(14 Courses)
TOEFL: Accepted
IELTS: Accepted
SAT: Accepted

University of Pennsylvania Tuition Fees, Duration & Eligibility 2024

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CoursesDuration1st Year Tuition Fees
MS(44 courses)
12 months-3 years
INR 17.8 L - 65.3 L
MBA/PGDM(3 courses)
20 months
INR 72.5 L
B.A.(43 courses)
4 years
INR 45.3 L
BBA(19 courses)
4 years
INR 45.3 L - 48.6 L
B.Sc.(18 courses)
4 years
INR 44.1 L - 45.3 L
PG Certificate(28 courses)
11 months-4 years
INR 14.2 L - 62.2 L
LL.M.(7 courses)
12 months-3 years
INR 30.5 L - 56.5 L
M.A.(17 courses)
11 months-2 years
INR 30.2 L - 57.6 L
B.J.M.C.(4 courses)
3-4 years
INR 45.3 L - 46.6 L
B.E. / B.Tech(14 courses)
4 years
INR 44.1 L - 48.6 L
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On Fees and Eligibility

Q:   How can I get admission in the University of Pennsylvania for an MBA?

There are various steps to get admission in the university of Pennsylvania for an MBA are: Fill out the online application form from the university. The university demands the completion of an undergraduate degree from the U. S. or an accredited institution of equivalent value in any country, Submit the entrance scores GMAT and GRE scores for consideration in the application. Submit the English language test scores like IELTS and TOEFL.

Q:   How much is University of Pennsylvania tuition fee for international students?


The tuition fee for an academic year for international students at University of Pennsylvania are given as follows:


1st Year Tuition Fees

MS (31 Courses)

INR 17.58 L - 61.87 L

MBA/PGDM (3 Courses)

INR 69.63 L

Others PG (34 Courses)

INR 21.12 L - 64.58 L

PG Certificate (28 Courses)

INR 14.06 L - 61.51 L

BE / BTech (14 Courses)

INR 43.62 L - 46.12 L

University of Pennsylvania Scholarships 2024

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On Scholarships

Q:   Does University of Pennsylvania offer financial aid to international students?


International applicants can apply for need-based financial aid by the following deadlines:

Type of Deadline

Application deadline

Early Decision

Nov 6, 2022

Regular Decision

Feb 1, 2023


Apr 11, 2023

To be eligible for Penn need-based financial aid, the student must apply for the financial aid at the same time that they apply for admission. Students cannot apply for financial aid after they have received admission.

Q:   Does University of Pennsylvania offer merit scholarships to international students?


University of Pennsylvania does not offer aid based on academic or athletic merit to their students. The highlights for financial aid at the university is given as follows:

  • According to their policy, the financial-aid is mostly need-based which means that it will be based on your family's financial needs by the Student Financial Services. 
  • University of Pennsylvania has a goal of meeting 100% of a student's needs by offering them with grants and work-study funds every year. The students who will receive financial aid will be supported by the university throughout their 4-year UG course if they have provided with the proof of more financial needs
  • International students can apply for financial aid only during their initial admission process as a freshmen or transfer applicant. 
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University of Pennsylvania Admission Dates 2024

  • Application fees :USD 75 - 275
  • Type of deadline :Depends on course
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Type of documentsApplicable for
SOPNeeded for few courses
LORNeeded for all courses
EssaysNeeded for few courses
CVNeeded for few courses
Additional documentsRequired
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Fall4ᵗʰ Jan - 1ˢᵗ Feb 2024
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Q:   What are the general requirements for international students at University of Pennsylvania?


The general admission requirements for all international applicants are given as follows:

  • USD 75 non-refundable application fee
  • Official High School Transcript
  • School Report
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Early Decision Agreement (only if applying for Early Decision)
  • Mid-Year Report
  • Final report
  • Biographical Information
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • GRE score report

Q:   What are the English Language requirements for international students at University of Pennsylvania?


The English Language requirements for international students are given as follows:


Score Required


Minimum score of 80

Duolingo ET

Minimum score of 120


Minimum 6.5

Q:   What are the application deadlines for University of Pennsylvania?


Some of the admission highlights for first-year applicants at University of Pennsylvania are given as follows:

  • The Early Decision deadline is November 1 and the applicants receive their admission offer during mid-December.
  • The deadline for Regular Decision is January 5 and applicants will receive their admission offer by April 1
  • Applicants who will be accepted for Regular Decision and those deferred in Early Decision and accepted in Regular Decision will have to wait till for offer of admission until May 1.
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University of Pennsylvania Placements 2024

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On Placements

Q:   What is the placement rate for UPenn?


 UPenn records an overall employment rate of 78% for its graduating class of 2022. The overall  median salary was recorded at USD 80,000 and The highest recruitments were made under Consulting industry where over 100+ students were placed.

Q:   Which were some of the top employers for graduates of 2022 at UPenn?


 Some of the top employers of the year 2022 were:

Upenn Top Employers of 2022

Accenture Strategy


Adobe INC.


Achieve Partners

American Express

Alpine Investors

Apollo Global Management

Q:   How was the placement record of UPenn class of 2022 in the Consulting sector?


The median starting salary for graduates of class of 2022  of University of Pennsylvania was USD 75,000 while the mean salary was 30,000. If we look at the previous year data (2021) the median salary was USD 72,000 and the mean salary was USD 40,000.

Accommodation & Meals

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University of Pennsylvania Rankings 2024

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On Rankings

Q:   Which is better; University of Pennsylvania or Penn State University?

University of Pennsylvania is ranked at #13 according to the QS World University Rankings 2023 and is ranked #14 according to the Times Higher Education Ranking. Comparatively, Pennsylvania State University is ranked lower than University of Pennsylvania. According to the QS World University Rankings, Penn State University is ranked at #93 in 2023.

Q:   What is the ranking of University of Pennsylvania?


The University of Pennsylvania is ranked at #14 according to the Times Higher Education ranking 2023. The comparative QS world rankings of University of Pennsylvania, University of California Los Angeles and Yale University are given as follows:


University of Pennsylvania

University of California, LA

Yale University





















Q:   What are the Business course rankings at University of Pennsylvania?


The Business course rankings at University of Pennsylvania are given as follows:


QS- Global MBA

US News and World Report- Graduate Business School
















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Studying in USA

Average Accommodation Expense

INR 6.7 L (based on 146 colleges)

Average Meals Expense

INR 3.9 L (based on 116 colleges)

Part Time Work

International students are allowed to work part-time for 20 hours per week during an academic term.

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Post Study Work Permit

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Cost of Visa Application
USD 185 = INR 15,343.9
Visa Application Process

You will need an F1 visa if your course of study is a full-time degree.

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Hot Job Sectors

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Economy Growth Rate

According to the BEA (Bureau of Economic Affairs), the Real GDP of USA was 2.1% in 2022.

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University of Pennsylvania 2023 FAQs

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Updated on Aug 24, 2023

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

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