Harvard University vs. UPenn

Two Rivalry Colleges in Ivy League

Harvard University vs. UPenn

Harvard Universityvs.UPenn

Both Harvard University and UPenn are private. Harvard University is located in Cambridge, MA and UPenn is located in Philadelphia, PA.
  • UPenn has more expensive tuition of $60,042 than Harvard University ($53,968).
  • Harvard University has tighter acceptance rate of 0.051561788082823% than UPenn (0.092965134981318%).
  • Harvard University has higher SAT scores of 1,520 than UPenn (1,515).
  • Harvard University is larger with 30,391 students than UPenn (26,552 students).
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#2 in National Universities
#1 in Massachusetts
Rankings#9 in National Universities
#1 in Pennsylvania
Private, 4 yearsSchool TypePrivate, 4 years
Cambridge, MALocationPhiladelphia, PA
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Offered DegreesAssociate
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
Tuition & Fees
$52,257Financial Aid$44,232
$75 undergraduate
$105 graduate
Application Fee$75 undergraduate
$80 graduate
0.051561788082823%Acceptance Rate0.092965134981318%
1,520 SAT, 34 ACTTest Scores1,515 SAT, 34 ACT
Student Population
30,391Total Students26,552
27,933Online Enrollment17,087
Graduation Rate & Outcomes
98%Graduation Rate96%
Transfer-out Rate
76%Retention Rate95%
$139,100Average Earning after Graduation$131,600
Special Learning Opportunities and Student Services
Online Course (may not Degree Program) Offered for Both Undergraduate and GraduateDistance Learning (Online Classes)Online Degree/Certificate Program Offered for Graduate
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certifiate
Special OpportunitiesROTC
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certifiate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 13,574)
$10,609 average annual costs
On-Campus Living✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 6,400)
$10,200 average annual costs
Not offered or not ReportedMeal PlanNot offered or not Reported
Faculties and Staffs
5 to 1Students to Faculty Ratio6 to 1
2,120 Full-time
335 Part-time
Number of Faculties2,248 Full-time
288 Part-time
16,942 Full-time
2,236 Part-time
Number of Staffs17,760 Full-time
1,696 Part-time
$188,515 for Faculties
$88,806 Part-time
Average Salary$168,314 for Faculties
$75,766 Part-time
All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2019-2020