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LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES IN PRACTICE

The University of Pennsylvania brings together 10,000 of the most promising student minds and gives them access to a preeminent faculty and all the resources of one of the world’s premier research institutions.

89Undergraduate majors

ONE UNIFIED CAMPUS

Penn’s innovative curriculum is both rigorous and relevant, encompassing intensive study in the liberal arts and sciences as well as opportunities to cultivate interests in business, engineering, and nursing.

AT HOME IN PHILADELPHIA

Penn’s compact, walkable campus is located in one of America’s great college towns. A hub of culture and commerce with an energetic, entrepreneurial vibe, Philadelphia is one of Penn's greatest assets: an urban laboratory and an exciting place to call home.

Academics

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72 Percent of College courses have 25 or fewer students.

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

The College is the heart of the academic experience at Penn. An integrated curriculum spanning the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences encourages guided exploration and intellectual risk-taking early on, allowing you to study across academic disciplines before choosing an area of focus in one of more than 50 majors.

800+Different major/minor degree combinations pursued by the College Class of 2015

PRACTICAL LEARNING

As a student in the College, your academic experience will be anchored by hands-on experience. You will participate in the creation, synthesis, and transmission of new knowledge. Comprehensive academic advising and support ensures that you'll be able to harness all of Penn's resources.

YOUR FUTURE

Students in the College are prepared to offer the world creative solutions to problems. Equipped with an intellectually flexible education, students in the College are ready for success in an increasingly complex world. 92 percent of the Class of 2015 is employed or attending graduate school.

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WE MEET FULL DEMONSTRATED NEED

Penn opens its doors to the world’s most promising minds by:

    • practicing need-blind admissions for citizens and permanent residents of the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, which means admissions decisions are not affected by a family’s ability to pay tuition and other costs.
    • meeting 100 percent of demonstrated need of all admitted students for four years.
    • providing grant-based aid packages.
    • devoting more than $206 million annually to undergraduate aid.

$48,605Average award for aided incoming freshmen in 2015

A "BEST VALUE"

Penn is among Kiplinger’s “Best Values in Private Universities,” a ranking that considers tuition, quality of education, and generosity of aid.

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Financial Aid for International Students

Penn practices need-aware admission for international applicants. For admitted applicants, Penn will meet 100 percent of their families' demonstrated financial need for all four years.

$7 MillionFinancial aid funds allocated this year for international students

Penn World Scholars

Each year, Penn names a handful of international applicants as Penn World Scholars. Chosen for their academic achievement and leadership potential, these students receive special opportunities and financial support throughout their Penn careers.

A "Best Value"

Penn is among Kiplinger's "Best Values in Private Universities" a ranking that considers tuition, quality of education, and generosity of aid.