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 Cornell University ($59,282).
  • It is harder to admit to UPenn than Cornell University.
  • UPenn has a higher submitted SAT score (1,505) than Cornell University (1,480).
  • Both UPenn and Cornell University have the same submitted ACT scores (34).
  • UPenn has more students with 25,860 students while Cornell University has 23,600 students.
  • UPenn has more full-time faculties with 2,129 faculties while Cornell University has 1,821 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of Pennsylvania and Cornell University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
UPennCornell University
UPennvs.Cornell University
Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaLocationIthaca, New York
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)
$60,042Tuition & Fees$59,282
52% ($40,420)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)52% ($39,868)
$40,420Average Amount of Financial Aid$39,868
9.30 %Acceptance Rates12.67 %
65.37 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)56.17 %
1,505SAT Score1,480
34ACT Score34
96 %Graduation Rate95 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
98 %Retention Rate97 %
25,860Student Population23,600
2,129Number of Faculties1,821
6 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio9 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services

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