MIT vs. UPenn

Compare two schools with tuition, admission, test scores, and more academic characteristics.

MIT vs. UPenn


Both MIT and UPenn are private. MIT is located in Cambridge, MA and UPenn is located in Philadelphia, PA.
  • UPenn has more expensive tuition of $63,452 than MIT ($57,986).
  • MIT has tighter acceptance rate of 7.17% than UPenn (9.30%).
  • MIT has higher SAT scores of 1,560 than UPenn (1,540).
  • UPenn is larger with 28,201 students than MIT (11,858 students).

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#3 in National Universities
#1 in Massachusetts
Rankings#7 in National Universities
#1 in Pennsylvania
Private, 4-yearsSchool TypePrivate, 4-years
Cambridge, MALocationPhiladelphia, PA
Doctorate (Research)
Offered Degrees1 Year Certificate
2 Year Certificate
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
$34,013Financial Aid$43,362
$75 undergraduate
$75 graduate
Application Fee$75 undergraduate
$90 graduate
7.17%Acceptance Rate9.30%
1,560 SAT, 35 ACTTest Scores1,540 SAT, 35 ACT
Student Population
11,858Total Students28,201
57Online Enrollment2,890
Graduation Rate & Outcomes
96%Graduation Rate96%
Transfer-out Rate
99%Retention Rate98%
$153,600Average Earning after Graduation$131,600
Special Learning Opportunities and Student Services
Online Course (may not Degree Program) Offered for GraduateDistance Learning (Online Classes)Online Degree/Certificate Program Offered for Both Undergraduate and Graduate
Study Abroad
Teacher Certifiate
Special OpportunitiesROTC
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certifiate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 8,000)
$11,980 average annual costs
On-Campus Living✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 6,316)
$11,754 average annual costs
Not offered or not ReportedMeal PlanNot offered or not Reported
Faculties and Staffs
3 to 1Students to Faculty Ratio8 to 1
1,375 Full-time
306 Part-time
Number of Faculties2,248 Full-time
288 Part-time
12,790 Full-time
1,242 Part-time
Number of Staffs17,760 Full-time
1,696 Part-time
$185,855 for Faculties
$103,906 Part-time
Average Salary$172,360 for Faculties
$78,889 Part-time
All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2021-2022