Tool December 2017

Best Values in Colleges

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University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

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University of Pennsylvania is ranked 17 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 41 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 57%
Applicants who took ACT 43%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+69%
600-69927%
600+96%

SAT Math Score

700+77%
600-69922%
600+99%

ACT Score

30-3689%
24-2911%
24+100%

Students applied38,918
Students admitted3,674
Admission rate9%

Students per faculty6

4-year graduation rate85%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$47,416
Fees$6,118
Room and board$15,066
Estimated book expense$1,280
Total cost$69,880

Cost after need-based aid$25,981
Cost after non-need-based aid$69,880

Average debt at graduation$24,536

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$82,400

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$43,899
Average non-need-based aid$0

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment10,019

Full-Time

Men4,790
Women4,916

Part-Time

Men199
Women114

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 Databases (© 2018 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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