The School of Engineering and Applied Science at University of Pennsylvania

Engineering School Admissions

Application

Director of admissions Joseph Sun
Application deadline (U.S. residents) December 15
Application fee (U.S. residents) $70
Application deadline (international students) December 15
Application fee (international students) $80

The School of Engineering and Applied Science at University of Pennsylvania

Admissions Statistics

Total applicants (master’s and Ph.D.) 4,854
Total acceptances (master’s and Ph.D.) 1,528
Overall acceptance rate 31.5% – Medium

Master’s Program Entering Class GPA and GRE Scores

Average undergraduate GPA 3.50
Average GRE 560 verbal
778 quantitative
3.68 analytical writing

Doctoral Program Entering Class GPA and GRE Scores

Average undergraduate GPA 3.80
Average GRE 555 verbal
788 quantitative
4.10 analytical writing
TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 600 paper test
100 internet-based test

Department Contacts

Aerospace engineering N/A
Biological/Agricultural engineering N/A
Architecture N/A
Biomedical engineering http:/​/​www.​be.​seas.​upenn.​edu
(215) 573-3155
[email protected]
Chemical engineering http:/​/​www.​cbe.​seas.​upenn.​edu
(215) 898-4515
[email protected]
Civil engineering N/A
Computer engineering N/A
Computer science http:/​/​www.​cis.​upenn.​edu/​
(215) 573-3490
[email protected]
Electrical engineering http:/​/​www.​seas.​upenn.​edu/​ese/​
(215) 898-9506
[email protected]
Engineering management N/A
Engineering science and engineering physics N/A
Environmental engineering N/A
Industrial engineering N/A
Materials engineering http:/​/​www.​mse.​seas.​upenn.​edu
(215) 898-1013
[email protected]
Mechanical engineering http:/​/​www.​me.​upenn.​edu/​
(215) 898-5632
[email protected]
Mining N/A
Nuclear engineering N/A
Petroleum engineering N/A
Other engineering programs N/A

Engineering School Academics

Enrollment

Total graduate engineering enrollment 1,665
Master’s (full-time) 947
Master’s (part-time) 269
Ph.D. (full-time) 426
Ph.D. (part-time) 23

Graduates (2011)

Total graduates 449
Total master’s graduates 386
International master’s graduates 58.5%
Minority master’s graduates 12.7%
Female master’s graduates 27.5%
Total Ph.D. graduates 63
International Ph.D. graduates 33.3%
Minority Ph.D. graduates 23.8%
Female Ph.D. graduates 33.3%

Programs

100.0 percent of students reported specialty information. Totals may exceed 100% due to students with multiple specialities.

Program Faculty Student Specialization
Biomedical 20 20%
Chemical 16 7.3%
Computer science 41 24.1%
Electrical 26 16.2%
Environmental 0 N/A
Industrial / Manufacturing 0 1.5%
Materials 13 7.6%
Mechanical 22 8.3%
Other 1 10.2%

Faculty (2011-2012)

Full-time faculty 109
Part-time faculty 0
Full-time faculty elected to the National Academy of Engineering 9

Research (2010-2011)

Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year) $102,256,326
Full-time faculty engaged in engineering-related research during 2010-2011 academic year 104

Engineering School Ranking

#23 Best Engineering Schools

(6) Ranking by Specialties

#10 in Biomedical / Bioengineering
#19 in Chemical
#30 in Computer Engineering
#32 in Electrical / Electronic / Communications
#13 in Materials
#27 in Mechanical

Engineering Ranking Scores

Score 60
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.6
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 3.6
Overall acceptance rate 31.5% – Medium
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students) 779
Ph.D. student/faculty ratio 3.9:1 – High
Ph.D.s granted 63
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year) $102,256,326
Research expenditures per faculty member $955,666
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering 8.3%
Total graduate engineering enrollment 1,665

Engineering School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Total graduate engineering enrollment 1,665

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 1,373
Minority students 8.2%
International students 67.1%

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 292
Minority students 21.2%
International students 28.4%

Engineering School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director William M. Schilling
Financial aid phone (215) 898-1988

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $26,660 per year
Part-time: $5,365 per credit
Required fees $2,986 per year
Room and board $14,600
Books and supplies $2,400
Miscellaneous expenses $5,700

Financial Aid Availability

Fellowships 122
Teaching assistants 0
Research assistants 327
Other appointments 0

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