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University of Pennsylvania: Accreditation, Admissions and Tuition Expenses

Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Student Expenses

Estimated expenses for academic year 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
Tuition and fees $34,156 $35,916 $37,526 $38,970 3.8%
Books and supplies $900 $1,000 $1,050 $1,090 3.8%
Living arrangement          
On Campus          
Room and board $9,804 $10,208 $10,621 $11,016 3.7%
Other $1,720 $1,956 $2,102 $2,174 3.4%
Total Expenses 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
On Campus $46,580 $49,080 $51,299 $53,250 3.8%

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Admissions

Undergraduate application fee (2009-2010): $75
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2009
  Total Male Female
Number of applicants 22,808 11,695 11,113
Percent admitted 18% 17% 19%
Percent admitted who enrolled 61% 61% 61%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school GPA X  
Secondary school rank X  
Secondary school record X  
Completion of college-preparatory program   X
Recommendations X  
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X  
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)   X
Test Scores: Fall 2009 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 2,207 90%
ACT 890 36%
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading 660 750
SAT Math 690 780
SAT Writing 670 760
ACT Composite 30 34
ACT English 30 35
ACT Math 30 35

 

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education 1/1/1921 -   Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / Program Periods of Accreditation Status
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools 1/1/1923 -   Accredited
American College of Nurse-Midwives, Division of Accreditation
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses 2/25/1980 -   Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dentistry (DENT) - Programs leading to the D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree; advanced dental education programs (general practice residency, advanced general dentistry, and specialty programs) 2/1/1945 -   Accredited
Endodontics 12/9/1966 -   Accredited
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) 12/9/1966 -   Accredited
Periodontics 12/9/1966 -   Accredited
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics 5/26/1967 -   Accredited
Orthodontics/Peridontics 5/26/1967 -   Accredited
Post Doctoral - Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency) 12/2/1982 -   Accredited
Pediatric Dentistry 1/30/2004 -   Accredited
American Psychological Association, Committee on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs 2/7/1948 -   Accredited
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs 5/16/1989 -   Accredited
American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education
Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree 7/1/1975 -   Accredited
Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., Accreditation Commission
Pastoral Education (PAST) - Clinical pastoral education (CPE) centers and CPE and supervisory CPE programs 11/1/1986 -   Accredited
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration 7/1/1972 -   Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels 4/21/2004 -   Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels 4/21/2004 -   Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language 7/1/2001 -   Accredited
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the certificate, master's, or doctoral degree level 10/4/1992 -   Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health (PH) - Graduate schools of public health 9/30/2006 -   Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree 7/1/1942 -   Accredited

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