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College Deliberately: University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania is a very large, private not-for-profit, four or more years University that emphasizes culture, research and citizenship located in Philadelphia, PA.

University of Pennsylvania

place 34th & Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6303
phone Phone: (215) 898-5000
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Web: http://www.upenn.edu
University of Pennsylvania is also known as: University of Pennsylvania, Penn, U of PA, U-Penn, U of P, Pennsylvania, UPenn, Pennsylvania University, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton, Wharton School of Business

Admissions

This table shows what information is required or recommended to apply to University of Pennsylvania. For information on what scores are typical of accepted students, see ‘Standard Metrics below.
ItemConsidered but not requiredNeither required nor recommendedRecommendedRequired
High school GPA
High school classrank
High school record
Completion of college-prep program
Recommendations
Demonstration of Competencies
Admission Test Scores
Other Tests
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Accreditation

AgencyProgram
TypeStatusInitial Accreditation date
Middle States Commission on Higher EducationInstitutional
 Accredited1/1/21
Middle States Commission on Higher EducationInstitutional
 Accredited7/1/21
American Psychological Association, Commission on AccreditationProfessional Psychology (IPSY) – Predoctoral internship programs
Internship/ResidencyAccredited5/16/89
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental AccreditationPost Doctoral – Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency) (Advanced Education in General Dentistry 12 Months)
Internship/ResidencyAccredited12/2/82
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental AccreditationPredoctoral
Internship/ResidencyAccredited2/1/45
Accreditation Commission for Midwifery EducationNurse Midwifery (MIDWF) – Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
SpecializedAccredited2/25/80
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the BarLaw (LAW) – Professional schools
SpecializedAccredited1/1/23
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental AccreditationEndodontics
SpecializedAccredited12/9/66
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental AccreditationOral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)
SpecializedAccredited12/9/66
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental AccreditationOrthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
SpecializedAccredited5/26/67
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental AccreditationOrthodontics/Peridontics
SpecializedAccredited5/26/67
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental AccreditationPediatric Dentistry
SpecializedAccredited1/30/04
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental AccreditationPeriodontics
SpecializedAccredited12/9/66
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental AccreditationProsthodontics (including maxillofacial prosthetics and combined prosthodontics/maxillofacial prosthetics)
SpecializedAccredited2/2/17
American Psychological Association, Commission on AccreditationClinical Psychology (CLPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs
SpecializedAccredited2/7/48
American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on EducationVeterinary Medicine (VET) – Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree (School of Veterinary Medicine)
SpecializedAccredited7/1/60
Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., Accreditation Commission(SCPE) – Clinical pastoral education (CPE) centers offering CPE and supervisory CPE programs
SpecializedAccredited11/1/86
Commission on Collegiate Nursing EducationNursing (CNURED) – Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
SpecializedAccredited4/21/04
Commission on Collegiate Nursing EducationNursing (CNURED) – Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
SpecializedAccredited4/21/04
Commission on English Language Program AccreditationEnglish Language (English Language Intensive Program in the English Language Programs in the School of Arts and Sciences)
SpecializedAccredited7/1/01
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational ProgramsNurse Anesthesia (ANEST) – Institutions and programs at the master’s degree, post master’s certificate or doctoral degree levels
SpecializedAccredited10/4/92
Council on Education for Public HealthPublic Health (PHG) – Graduate level school of public health
SpecializedAccredited9/30/06
Liaison Committee on Medical EducationMedicine (MED) – Programs leading to the M.D. degree
SpecializedAccredited7/1/42
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic TechnologyRadiologic Technology (RAD) – Programs for radiographers
SpecializedAccredited4/16/04
Accreditors certify that the institution upholds high academic standards, and acts with integrity towards its students. Most institutions are reviewed on a 10-year cycle, with follow-up reviews at the 5-year mark.
See About Accreditation for more information, as well as links to the US Department of Education, which should verify the same info. If the institution’s accreditation standing is in doubt, it is listed here as a ‘note’ or ‘review.’

Links

Every college reports annually to the US Department of Education, and is required by law to provide information that will enhance transparency for the prospective student or parent. These links are listed here, if they are available.

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