Discussion on University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science is popularly known as Penn Engineering or SEAS and was formalized in 1850. In 1893, the Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering was established. The School provides approximately 300 courses and programs that emphasise the fundamentals of engineering. Penn Engineering offers bachelors, masters and PhD degree programs in the contemporary fields of engineering study. Some of its master’s programs include Executive Master’s in Technology Management, Master of Biotechnology, Master of Computer and Information Technology, Master of Computer and Information Science and a Master of Science in Engineering in Telecommunications and Networking. The University of Pennsylvania is ranked No. 17 in Best Engineering Schools, as per US News and World Report.

The university, on the whole, has a diverse and inclusive student body where approximately half of the undergraduates identify themselves as students of colour, 13% are international, more than half are women, 13% are among the first in their families to attend college. Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science consists of six departments:

What are the academic requirements for the University of Pennsylvania? what GPA is accepted for graduate programs?

Hi @pratikk.raoo,

Academic requirements differ for each course. Some general requirement for graduate programs includes GRE, TOEFL/IELTS/PTE, Statement of Purpose, Resume, Unofficial transcripts, and Letter of Recommendation. You can apply directly to the program of interest. The university has not mentioned any average GPA for admission. Though a high GPA would help in your admission chances, even if you have an average GPA, do not worry. The admissions committee judges the student’s profile holistically. So, you can compensate for the GPA through other factors like work experience, extracurricular activities, etc.