University of Pennsylvania Academic Life

Summary

The student-faculty ratio at University of Pennsylvania is 6:1, and the school has 69.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Pennsylvania include: Finance, General; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Economics, General; History, General; and Psychology, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 97.8 percent.

Faculty & Classes

General education/core curriculum required Yes
Coursework required for graduation
Humanities Sciences (biological or physical)
Mathematics History
English (including composition) Social science
Foreign languages
Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 6:1
Full-time faculty gender distribution
Full-time faculty gender distribution
Part-time faculty gender distribution
Part-time faculty gender distribution

Majors

Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Finance, General 14%
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 6%
Economics, General 5%
History, General 4%
Psychology, General 4%

Academic Programs & Offerings

Degrees offered Certificate, Associate, terminal-associate, Bachelor's, Post-bachelor's certificate, Master's, Post-master's certificate, Doctorate - professional practice, Doctorate - research/scholarship
Combined-degree programs N/A
Student participation in special academic programs
First-year experiences N/A
Service learning N/A
Senior capstone or culminating academic experience N/A
Writing in the disciplines N/A
Undergraduate research/creative projects N/A
Learning communities N/A
Institution is G.I. Bill certified Yes
Institution participates in Yellow Ribbon Program Yes
Institution is SOC Member No
Offers DANTES course(s) for credit No

Graduation & Retention

Average freshman retention rate 98%
4-year graduation rate 87%

* Academic Life details based on 2012 data


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