University of Pennsylvania

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107 Towne Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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The School of Engineering and Applied Science at University of Pennsylvania has an application deadline of November 15. The application fee is $80 for U.S. residents and $80 for international students. Its tuition is full-time: $28,768 per year and part-time: $5,387 per credit. The 2013 Ph.D. student-faculty ratio is 4.0:1. The School of Engineering and Applied Science at University of Pennsylvania has 113 full-time faculty on staff.

Graduate students at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) have no shortage on research outlets. The school houses six dedicated research labs focused on areas ranging from nanotechnology to robotics to computer graphics and animation.

In addition to their lab facilities, Penn’s engineering school boasts more than a dozen research centers and institutes, including the Center for Engineering Cells and Regeneration, the Institute for Medicine and Engineering, and the Penn Center for Bioinformatics.

On the academics side, the SEAS at Penn offers full-time master’s degrees in 16 different areas—embedded systems, integrated product design, and robotics round out a list that also includes mechanical, electrical, chemical, and systems engineering, among others.

Students can also combine their master of science in engineering or master of biotechnology degrees with an M.B.A. from the Wharton School, or pursue a doctorate in one of six areas.

Outside of the classroom, students can also choose to lend their engineering skills to a humanitarian cause through the school’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders, which works on projects locally and internationally; CommuniTech, a student-run nonprofit with a digital aim; and InnoWorks Academy, a nonprofit organization working to engage underprivileged middle school students in the sciences.

Notable alumni from Penn’s SEAS include NASA astronauts Michael Gernhardt and Garrett Reisman.


Application deadline (U.S. residents) November 15
Application fee (U.S. residents) $80
Application deadline (international students) November 15
Application fee (international students) $80


Full-time faculty (tenured or tenure-track) 113
Ph.D. student/faculty ratio 4.0:1

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 1,345
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Gender distribution (full-time)



Full-time: $28,768 per year
Part-time: $5,387 per credit

Required fees $3,208 per year

* Engineering School Overview details based on 2013 data

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