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 four-years, private (not-for-profit) schools.
  • UPenn has more expensive tuition & fees ($61,710) than Harvard University ($55,587).
  • It is harder to admit to Harvard University than UPenn.
  • Harvard University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,530) than UPenn (1,525).
  • Harvard University has higher submitted ACT score (35) than UPenn (34).
  • Harvard University has more students with 31,345 students while UPenn has 28,038 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.
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Harvard Universityvs.UPenn
Cambridge, MassachusettsLocationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
four-years, private (not-for-profit)School Typefour-years, private (not-for-profit)
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)
$55,587Tuition & Fees$61,710
43% ($49,954)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)53% ($43,362)
$49,954Average Amount of Financial Aid$43,362
5.16 %Acceptance Rates9.30 %
82.82 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)65.37 %
1,530SAT Score1,525
35ACT Score34
97 %Graduation Rate96 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
96 %Retention Rate98 %
31,345Student Population28,038
2,120Number of Faculties2,248
7 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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