Vault Rating: 4.5 out of 5


  • Located in the historic city of Philadelphia
  • Low student-teacher ratio and small class size


  • Most Selective
  • Expensive

The Bottom Line

  • The University of Pennsylvania is a well-respected research institution that offers strong liberal arts and pre-professional programs through small classes, highly accessible faculty, and integration of academic learning with social and extracurricular activities.


The University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) is challenging to get in to, with an admission rate of about 12 percent. The school doesn't have a preference between the SAT or ACT tests; one or both are fine. In[P1]  2011, students who were admitted into UPenn...  

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