University of Pennsylvania Rankings Based on Salary

  • University of Pennsylvania ranks better than 99% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • University of Pennsylvania ranks better than 72% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at University of Pennsylvania

We calculated a salary score for each of University of Pennsylvania's programs by comparing program-specific median alumni earnings to median alumni earnings for the same program across all schools that provide this data. This way, students can compare the relative salary strength of a specific major at University of Pennsylvania to the same major at other schools. A school's overall score by level is a weighted average of all of its program scores. Data is sourced from the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and was last updated in December 2020. It reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid.

Salary Scores for UPenn Bachelor's Degrees

UPenn ranks higher than 99% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Biology, General 99% $19,500 $42,309 99%
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 95% $15,000 $73,215 95%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 99% $20,000 $71,255 99%
Chemical Engineering 92% Not Reported $78,343 92%
Cognitive Science 99% $18,000 $69,338 99%
Communication and Media Studies 99% $19,500 $54,509 99%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 99% $15,000 $114,892 99%
Computer Science 99% Not Reported $115,339 99%
Criminology 97% Not Reported $43,798 97%
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 17% Not Reported $21,508 17%
Economics 99% $19,000 $83,446 99%
English Language and Literature, General 90% $21,950 $36,992 90%
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 65% Not Reported $28,598 65%
Finance and Financial Management Services 99% $18,750 $127,535 99%
Fine and Studio Arts 48% Not Reported $25,967 48%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 99% Not Reported $67,660 99%
History 99% $17,500 $48,849 99%
International Relations and National Security Studies 99% $25,972 $57,318 99%
International/Global Studies 99% Not Reported $80,541 99%
Marketing 99% $19,500 $74,200 99%
Mechanical Engineering 98% $21,835 $77,715 98%
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 99% $15,000 $50,856 99%
Neurobiology and Neurosciences 56% $20,733 $30,771 56%
Philosophy 99% $20,500 $60,623 99%
Political Science and Government 99% $18,000 $53,858 99%
Psychology, General 80% $21,450 $33,993 80%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 68% $22,720 $70,719 68%
Sociology 99% Not Reported $57,318 99%
Statistics 99% Not Reported $102,190 99%
Urban Studies/Affairs 72% Not Reported $42,712 72%

Salary Scores for UPenn Master's Degrees

UPenn ranks higher than 90% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Architectural Sciences and Technology 28% $75,460 $52,420 28%
Architecture 76% $94,074 $57,860 76%
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 10% Not Reported $62,489 10%
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 22% $63,718 $64,493 22%
Biotechnology 66% Not Reported $71,015 66%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 99% $41,000 $179,111 99%
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 77% $87,757 $60,325 77%
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 52% $99,934 $47,260 52%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 95% $41,000 $119,805 95%
Criminology 84% $52,754 $50,439 84%
Curriculum and Instruction 96% Not Reported $63,005 96%
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 99% Not Reported $130,949 99%
Education, General 88% $60,100 $60,523 88%
Educational Administration and Supervision 55% $58,638 $58,092 55%
Engineering-Related Fields 9% Not Reported $63,005 9%
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations 98% $41,000 $182,280 98%
Finance and Financial Management Services 99% $41,000 $204,017 99%
Fine and Studio Arts 50% Not Reported $31,305 50%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 55% Not Reported $67,660 55%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 99% $66,000 $189,901 99%
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 98% Not Reported $202,096 98%
Human Resources Management and Services 98% Not Reported $94,408 98%
International/Global Studies 99% Not Reported $186,090 99%
Landscape Architecture 85% Not Reported $58,673 85%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 67% $57,000 $52,941 67%
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 99% $80,625 $182,280 99%
Marketing 99% $81,075 $158,813 99%
Mechanical Engineering 53% Not Reported $84,653 53%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 24% Not Reported $43,426 24%
Psychology, General 99% $60,500 $74,576 99%
Public Administration 93% $57,169 $70,596 93%
Public Health 66% $64,203 $60,014 66%
Real Estate 99% Not Reported $154,855 99%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 64% $52,000 $108,937 64%
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education 54% Not Reported $50,856 54%
Social Work 59% $68,834 $46,999 59%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 93% Not Reported $54,748 93%
Systems Engineering 72% Not Reported $110,878 72%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 84% $52,300 $54,224 84%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 55% $50,750 $50,856 55%
Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language 35% Not Reported $43,240 35%

Salary Scores for UPenn Doctoral Degrees

UPenn ranks higher than 91% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 5% Not Reported $61,020 5%
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences 80% Not Reported $66,171 80%
Chemistry 88% Not Reported $94,408 88%
Dentistry 10% $276,905 $84,653 10%
Education, General 42% Not Reported $73,231 42%
Educational Administration and Supervision 99% $131,859 $144,240 99%
English Language and Literature, General 84% Not Reported $59,417 84%
History 95% Not Reported $65,332 95%
Law 99% $150,634 $179,672 99%
Medicine 91% $105,637 $63,105 91%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 2% Not Reported $69,338 2%
Social Work 57% $108,052 $73,215 57%
Veterinary Medicine 62% $195,960 $81,643 62%

Salary Scores for UPenn Certificates

UPenn ranks higher than 99% of colleges for certificates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 99% Not Reported $129,919 99%

University of Pennsylvania Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Mary 5/6/2020

I hate to say this, but UPENN'S graduate school of nursing is terrible. The education is worse than my two undergraduate degrees from non ivy league schools. Some classes are fine and you feel like they want you to learn and others are so hard it's like the professor is enjoying seeing how many people he or she can fail. My advisor didn't reply to my emails for a year and I finally was given a different one. The nursing school building is extremely outdated. You're lucky if your lecture room has two outlets.... Read More

M M 5/26/2019

Undergraduate business school was a unique experience although I recommend it in terms of long-term job prospects and the practical application of your skills almost immediately post-college (this is a HUGE bonus I can't understate), I think the environment could also be competitive and involve intense pressure as a result. If someone is thinking through studying business, I would recommend they balance their coursework with liberal arts class, and don't lose sight of classes that challenge their critical... Read More