The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Both are Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years schools.
  • UPenn has more expensive tuition & fees ($60,042) than Harvard University ($53,968).
  • It is harder to admit to Harvard University than UPenn.
  • Harvard University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,520) than UPenn (1,515).
  • Both Harvard University and UPenn have the same submitted ACT scores (34).
  • Harvard University has more students with 30,391 students while UPenn has 26,552 students.
  • UPenn has more full-time faculties with 2,248 faculties while Harvard University has 2,120 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Harvard University and University of Pennsylvania.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Harvard UniversityUPenn
Harvard Universityvs.UPenn
Cambridge, MassachusettsLocationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSchool TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
$53,968Tuition & Fees$60,042
42% ($52,257)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)51% ($44,232)
$52,257Average Amount of Financial Aid$44,232
5.16 %Acceptance Rates9.30 %
82.82 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)65.37 %
1,520SAT Score1,515
34ACT Score34
98 %Graduation Rate96 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
76 %Retention Rate95 %
30,391Student Population26,552
2,120Number of Faculties2,248
5 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio6 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher Certification
Remedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement servicesOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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