University of Pennsylvania Rankings

By | April 19, 2020

Located in Philadelphia, PA, University of Pennsylvania is one of the best universities in the state of Pennsylvania. On this page, you will find in-depth rankings for University of Pennsylvania in the following areas: graduation rates, teaching  resources, financing opportunities, and alumni donations. Latest acceptance rate is also given to show how competitive is University of Pennsylvania.

3451 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 898-7507
Web site:

Rankings: University of Pennsylvania

Rankings, Ratings, and Admissions Statistics
Overall Ranking: 4
Score: 93
Peer college rating (out of 5) 4.5
Graduation and retention ranking: 5
Average freshman retention rate: 98.0%
6-year graduation rate: 95.0%
Predicted graduation rate: 94%
Overperformance(+)/Underperformance(-): 1
Faculty resources ranking: 2
Classes with under 20 students (2020): 72.9%
Classes with 50 or more students (2020): 7.3%
Student faculty ratio (2020): 6:1
Percent of faculty who are full-time (2020) 85.5%
Student selectivity ranking: 6
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile (2020) 1330-1520
2020 Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class: 99%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class (2020): 100%
Fall 2020 Acceptance rate: 16.9%
Financial resources rank: 8
Alumni giving rank: 10
Average alumni giving rate (2020): 38.7%

University of Pennsylvania History

Essential Facts: University of Pennsylvania

  • In the last ten years alone 9 Penn faculty members or graduates have won a Nobel Prize.
  • The university was one of the first in the country to admit women students.
  • The first general-purpose electronic computer (ENIAC) was developed at Penn.

Rules and regulations Sports Activities 

General Information  
Percent of undergraduate students who live in college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing: 62%
Percent of undergraduates who are members of a fraternity: 30%
Percent of student body who are members of a sorority: 27%
Average percentage of students on campus during weekends: 95%
Are all students permitted to have cars on campus? Yes
Percent of students who have cars on campus: 3%
Is alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age? Yes
Additional policies and regulations: class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
Collegiate athletic association: NCAA I
Men’s scholarship sports: N/A
Women’s scholarship sports: N/A
Student activities: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, model UN, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook