Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

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University of Pennsylvania is ranked 16 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 40 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 58%
Applicants who took ACT 42%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+68%
600-69927%
600+95%

SAT Math Score

700+77%
600-69921%
600+98%

ACT Score

30-3690%
24-2910%
24+100%

Students applied37,268
Students admitted3,787
Admission rate10%

Students per faculty6

4-year graduation rate87%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$45,556
Fees$5,908
Room and board$14,536
Estimated book expense$1,280
Total cost$67,280

Cost after need-based aid$25,682
Cost after non-need-based aid$67,280

Average debt at graduation$26,157

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$79,700

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$41,598
Average non-need-based aid$0

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment9,726

Full-Time

Men4,682
Women4,762

Part-Time

Men176
Women106

Freshmen retained98%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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