University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania is a private institution in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Benjamin Franklin established the university in 1740, making it one of the oldest universities in the country. It is also one of the nine colonial colleges that were chartered before the American Revolution. It has become an Ivy League university that is regularly ranked as the top institution in a variety of national rankings. Over 20,000 students enroll each year. Many of the academic buildings on the main campus are historic buildings. However, the campus also includes many state-of-the-art facilities. It also operates one of the most highly funded nursing schools in the US. The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing receives $480 million from the National Institutes of Health.
Penn Nursing considers itself the top nursing school in the world. They offer three BSN paths, including traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, and RN to BSN. There are also several Ph.D. programs and an MSN program. The MSN program includes four specialty tracks, including Clinical Nurse Specialist. The BSN, MSN, and Ph.D. programs are accredited by the CCNE. With the traditional BSN program, students receive clinical experiences at the two teaching hospitals and various clinical sites throughout the region, including the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
|Campus LocaleLarge City|
|Number of Students25,367|
|Student to Faculty Ratio6:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Middle States Commission on Higher Education|
01/01/1921 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses|
02/25/1980 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
04/21/2004 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
04/21/2004 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels|
10/04/1992 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1420 to 1560|
|ACT||32 to 35|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Recommended|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$1,687/credit|
|In State Students||$1,687/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,687/credit|
|In District Students||$1,651/credit|
|In State Students||$1,651/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,651/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 58% of University of Pennsylvania's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||10%||$3,934|
|State Grant & Scholarships||5%||$3,153|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||47%||$42,575|
|Federal Student Loans||13%||$4,985|
$24,539Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$7,755|
|$30,001 to $48,000$5,323|
|$48,001 to $75,000$12,968|
|$75,001 to $110,000$20,979|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Pennsylvania state board of nursing.