Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Penn are predominantly White with a smaller Asian population. The school has very high racial diversity. 55% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of University of Pennsylvania students
Race Percent of Students
White 45%
Black 7%
Hispanic 10%
Asian 19%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 11%
Race Unknown 3%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

There are 22% more female students than male students enrolled at University of Pennsylvania with a gender ratio of 55% women to 45% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Penn has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for University of Pennsylvania students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 45%
Women 55%
Enrollment by gender for University of Pennsylvania students
Gender Number of Students
Men 11,673
Women 14,187

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
High

Penn serves a high number of out-of-state students with 83% of the student body residing outside of Pennsylvania or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Pennsylvania students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 17%
Out of State 67%
Foreign 13%
Unknown Location 3%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$78,252 per year

13% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
25,860
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 5.7%
Part time Undergrads 4.2%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=215062 IPEDS survey data for University of Pennsylvania.