Quick Stats

  • Avg. SAT Score
    1466
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $40,594
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    2,502
  • University Selectivity
    12%
  • University Yield
    63%
  • Job Offers
    94%
  • Average Salary
    $67,986
  • Top Industry
    Financial Services
  • School Status
    Private
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1881
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
3730 Walnut Street
G95 Jon M. Huntsman Hall
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6340, United States
Website
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The Wharton School

Wharton is recognized globally for intellectual leadership across every major discipline of business education with one of the world’s most published business school faculties. Wharton knowledge combined with the passionate, entrepreneurial energies of our students and alumni makes for a dynamic community: 5000 undergraduate, MBA, Exec MBA, and doctoral students; 9,000+ annual exec education participants; and a powerful alumni network of 92,000 graduates. The first collegiate business school, Wharton combines business and liberal arts studies on an Ivy League campus in historic Philadelphia.

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The interdisciplinary opportunities - academically, extracurricularly, and in research. Wharton has developed valuable relationships with the other schools at Penn to create opportunities for Wharton students to pursue academic interests in non-business fields. For example, the school has supported me in earning an engineering degree alongside my business degree.

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Events Calendar

  • Sep 6
    8:30 AM - 11:15 AM
    Focus on the GMAT at Wharton | San Francisco

    San Francisco, CA

    Join us for a special session with representatives from GMAC, the owners of the GMAT exam. After a brief information session about the Wharton MBA Program for Executives, we will spend time discussing the GMAT test and providing tips on how to best prepare for the exam. If you are considering applying for the MBA for Executives program at Wharton or any other MBA program, this is a great opportunity to explore the reasons why taking the GMAT positions you for success in the classroom and in your career.

  • Sep 13
    8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    Breakfast Information Session with Wharton | San Francisco

    San Francisco, CA

    Please join us for an informative breakfast information session at the Wharton | San Francisco campus. Along with a small group of fellow professionals, you will have the chance to ask questions about admissions, curriculum, academics and student life in the MBA Program for Executives. After breakfast, you can sit in on one of our classes and meet students and faculty.

  • Sep 17
    11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    Pasadena Lunch Information Session

    Pasadena, CA

    Join us for small group lunch in beautiful Pasadena with a senior member of the Wharton admissions staff. You will have an opportunity to talk with an admission representative, current students and alumni to learn more about the Wharton | San Francisco MBA Program for Executives. We will discuss admissions, curriculum, academics and student life on our San Francisco campus.

About University of Pennsylvania

Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
12% University of Pennsylvania 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. Secondary school record
  2. Recommendations
  3. Extracurricular activities
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
31282% 31,282
12% 12
63% 63
12% School Selectivity
63% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • SAT I and 2 SAT IIs OR ACT with writing
  • Are Interviews Required? Not required
Additional Requirements:

Non-native English speakers are expected to sit for the TOEFL. A statement of financial support is required of international students only for visa and financial aid applications.

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
7378% 7,378
11% 11
80% 80
11% Program Selectivity
80% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Not required
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled Separate application
  • Min college GPA for transfers 3.4
  • Other transfer requirements There are prerequisites for all transfer applicants. Students also must demonstrate engagement in the University community and submit essays that explain why they wish to transfer and explain what program of study they intend to pursue at Wharton.
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 86
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? No
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

Wharton seeks applicants who have demonstrated leadership ability during their high school years and who have taken calculus prior to applying. More information can be found at http://www.admissions.upenn.edu/apply/application-tips.

Careers

Financial Services 51%
Top Industry
  • Consulting 20%
  • Other 3%
  • Real Estate 3%
Goldman Sachs 24
Top Employer
  • Morgan Stanley 18
  • Boston Consulting Group 16
  • J.P. Morgan Chase 15
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
94% The Wharton School 78% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
86% 85.7
62% 61.74527272727272
86% Receive Offers
84% 84.3
59% 59.252482758620694
84% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
9% 8.5
16% 15.83261363636364
9% Receive Offers
8% 7.8
17% 16.796475409836066
8% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
1% 1.0
9% 9.05625
1% Receive Offers
2% 2.2
9% 9.484761904761905
2% Accept Offers
95% Graduates seeking full-time employment
5% Graduates not seeking employment
89% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
20% 20
$70,441.00
41K 110K
Finance/Accounting
55% 55
$69,766.00
38K 110K
General Management
3% 3
$61,667.00
30K 100K
Human Resources
0% 0
Data not provided
Management Information Systems
3% 3
$89,714.00
60K 120K
Marketing/Sales
11% 11
$57,741.00
33K 112K
Operations/Production
1% 1
$61,500.00 Data not provided
Logistics/Transportation
0% 0
Data not provided
Other
8% 8
$51,154.00
20K 120K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Accounting
0% 0
$50,000.00 Data not provided
Consumer Products/Retail
6% 6
$56,881.00
40K 100K
Consulting
20% 20
$69,990.00
41K 100K
Financial Services
51% 51
$70,337.00
38K 110K
Government/Education
3% 3
$39,366.00
28K 53K
Pharma/Biotech/Health
2% 2
$45,000.00
30K 55K
Manufacturing
1% 1
$62,378.00
30K 100K
Media/Entertainment
2% 2
$59,166.00
40K 120K
Non-Profit
0% 0
$33,000.00 Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
1% 1
$60,000.00 Data not provided
Real Estate
3% 3
$65,041.00
40K 96K
Sports/Leisure
0% 0
$55,000.00
50K 60K
Technology/Science
8% 8
$76,714.00
35K 120K
Transportation
0% 0
$40,000.00
30K 50K
Utilities
0% 0
Data not provided
Other
3% 3
$57,500.00
20K 100K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
63% 63
$68,096.00
30K 110K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
14% 14
$59,589.00
20K 100K
U.S. South
1% 1
$65,000.00
55K 75K
U.S. Southwest
3% 3
$63,900.00
34K 100K
U.S. Midwest
5% 5
$67,556.00
52K 100K
U.S. West
14% 14
$74,170.00
45K 120K
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
Data not provided
Canada
1% 1
$62,000.00
33K 85K
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • Goldman Sachs 26
  • Morgan Stanley 18
  • Credit Suisse 13
  • Barclays Capital 12
  • J.P. Morgan Chase 12
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 10
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 95
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 407
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 3,225
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
Individual career advising, resume/cover letter/essay critiques, mock interviews, workshops, career panels, career exploration seminars, online job/internship listings, career library (including online resources), graduate school advising, alumni networking, social media (Career Services Twitter, Facebook. LinkedIn and blog), on campus recruiting (including video interviewing facilities), multiple on and off campus career fairs, and employer site visits.

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$60,002
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $40,594
  • Fees $5,296
  • Expenses $14,112
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$60,002
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $40,594
  • Fees $5,296
  • Expenses $14,112
57% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 21% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 100%
  • Merit 0%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://www.sfs.upenn.edu/
Scholarships
$36,094,445
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • The Wharton School
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
39% 36
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
59% 34
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
The Wharton School 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Q 73 is same as Q72.
More Information
Business Program Classes
28% Less than 20 Students 26% More than 50 Students
46% 21 to 50 students
34 Average number of students in non-business required electives
168 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • Behavioral Economics, Markets, and Public Policy
  • Consumers, Firms, and Markets in Developing Countries
  • Health Care Entrepreneurship
  • Power and Politics in Organizations
  • Social Innovation and Social Enterprise
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2007
Degrees Offered
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
245% 245
60% 60
Prominent Faculty
  • Olivia Mitchell

    International private and social insurance

  • Jeremy Siegel

    financial markets

  • Adam Grant

    work motivation, prosocial giving

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    Opportunities are available on and off campus that range from marketing and operations to non-profit and research.

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    Students can take business classes at more than 20 programs around the world. There are also more than 100 programs around the world where students can take liberal arts and sciences courses. More information can be found at http://www.wharton.upenn.edu/undergrad/academic-excellence/global_opportunities.cfm.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    There are student clubs at Wharton that have a community service focus, including the Social Impact Consulting Group and Penn International Business Volunteers. The University also has the Civic House (http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/civichouse/), the campus hub for community service and social advocacy, as well as the Netter Center for Community Partnerships (https://www.nettercenter.upenn.edu/).

Students

1540 75th Percentile Score on SAT 34 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
43% 43
Asian American
29% 29
Multiethnic
11% 11
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
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U.S. Regional Breakdown
16%
15%
30%
6%
15%
15%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
75% 75
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
21% 21
Canada
5% 5
Dual Citizenship
0% 0
18 Average age of full-time students
98% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
0%
96% 96

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 37,169
Alumni Donations
$5,606 Average Gift Largest Gift

Most Prominent Alumni
  • Lawrence Lessig

    Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School, and director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University.

  • Safra Catz

    President and CFO, Oracle Corporation

  • James Depriest

    Principal Conductor and Director Emeritus, Juilliard School