University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania is a private, Ivy League university located in Philadelphia. UPenn is one of fourteen members of the Association of American Universities and is also one of nine original colonial colleges. As of late, UPenn has been known for liberal bias regarding its professor, Anthea Butler, whose tweet implied that Ben Carson is a ‘coon.’

Facts and Figures:

Tuition: $47,448

Undergraduate Population: 10,406

Graduate population: 11,157

Total student population: 24,876

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 87%

Campus Rating

    Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE): Yellow Light

    American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) - Grade: C No required courses Literature, U.S. Government or History, Economics, or Mathematics  



Campus Spotlight

  • Political Student Groups: 

    Liberal (9): Diversity and Inclusivity in Physics, Fossil Free Penn, NAACP, Penn Democrats, Penn for Immigrant Rights, Penn Law Feminists, Penn Non-Cis, Penn Students for Justice in Palestine, Students Confronting Racism and White Privilege

    Conservative (2): College Republicans, Penn YAF

    Employee Political Contributions (2012-2016): 

    Democrats: $1,271,539 (92.5%)

    Republicans: $101,799 (7.5%)


    All Stories

    UPenn health prof: DNC fart-in should take about 6 hours to begin
  • A professor at the University of Pennsylvania is participating in a “fart-in” to protest for Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on July 28. Dr. Walter H. Tsou, who teaches public health policy at UPenn, plans to eat beans with some Democratic delegates who support Sen. Bernie Sanders and pass gas at the DNC convention to protest the democratic primary...

  • UPenn prof: ‘I sometimes don’t want to be white either’
  • Rachel Dolezal is not alone. The former NAACP chapter president who—although Caucasian biologically—‘identifies as black’ has inspired others to reveal their desire to abandon their race, including one professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Ali Michael, an adjunct professor and director of P-12 consulting and professional development at UPenn’s Graduate School...

  • 'VietPong' beer pong team too 'insensitive' for UPenn frats
  • The University of Pennsylvania’s Interfraternity Council is adding a “diversity chair” to its executive committee in response to a fraternity member naming his beer pong team “VietPong.” At a date night in February, a member of Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) and his date named their beer pong team “VietPong” and wore camouflage with war paint on their faces,...