The University of Pennsylvania, an early innovator in the field of professional education in the United States, has maintained its position as a leader thanks to its excellent graduate and professional programs. The integration of information across disciplinary and geographic boundaries is prioritized by the UPenn Graduate School and professional programs at Penn.

For students interested in advancing their education, the university offers nearly 300 different graduate degree and certificate programs, ranging from Accounting to Women’s Health.

At the UPenn Graduate School, faculty and students from all 12 of Penn’s schools collaborate to create a vibrant graduate community. This community is both intellectually and socially stimulating. The university offers a wide range of services that students can take advantage of in their quest for academic support and personal development.

By combining the assets of 12 Schools, more than 11,000 graduate and professional students, and more than 4,000 faculty members, UPenn Graduate School becomes one.

As a result, the community is diverse and vibrant, bringing together people from different racial and ethnic backgrounds, nationalities, genders, sexual orientations, historical traditions, ages, religions, disabilities, veteran status, interests, viewpoints, and socioeconomic backgrounds. More than 11,000 of our graduate and professional students are working toward advanced degrees.

**Unlike the undergraduate courses, UPenn graduate programs have an acceptance rate of 12.3% (on average).**## CIS Graduate Program Admissions Statistics

**Fall 2021 PhD admission statistics**

- 1,141 applicants to the doctoral program
- 79 candidates admitted
- 45 students matriculated
- Candidates admitted to the doctoral program: Average GPA: 3.8

**Fall 2020 PhD admission statistics**

- 924 applicants to the doctoral program
- 98 candidates admitted
- 29 students matriculated
- Average GRE scores for applicants accepted into the doctoral program are V 167/Q 161/AW 4.

**Fall 2019 PhD admission statistics**

- 826 applicants to the doctoral program
- 86 candidates admitted
- 44 students matriculated
- Average GRE scores for applicants accepted into the doctoral program are V 160/Q 167/AW 4.

**Fall 2018 PhD admission statistics**

- 756 applicants to the doctoral program
- 75 candidates admitted
- 26 students matriculated
- Average GRE scores for applicants accepted into the doctoral program are V 162/Q 167/AW 4. 5.

**Fall 2017 PhD admission statistics**

- 522 applicants to the doctoral program
- 86 candidates admitted
- 35 students matriculated
- Average GRE scores for applicants accepted into the doctoral program are V 160/Q 167/AW 4.

**Fall 2016 PhD admission statistics**

- 424 applicants to the doctoral program
- 91 candidates admitted
- 25 students matriculated
- Average GRE scores of applicants accepted into the doctoral program: V 157/Q 167/AW 4.

**Fall 2015 PhD admission statistics**

- 471 applicants to the doctoral program
- 51 candidates admitted
- 16 students matriculated
- Average GRE scores for applicants accepted into the doctoral program are V 162/Q 166/AW 4. 5.

**Fall 2014 PhD admission statistics**

- 448 applicants to the doctoral program
- 50 candidates admitted
- 14 students matriculated
- The average GRE score of applicants accepted into the doctoral program was V 163/Q 167/AW 4. 5.

**Fall 2013 PhD admission statistics**

- 501 applicants to the doctoral program
- 49 candidates admitted
- 15 students matriculated
- Average GRE V 161/Q 166/AW 4 for candidates accepted into the doctoral program.

**Fall 2012 PhD admission statistics**

- 545 applicants to the doctoral program
- 60 candidates admitted
- 25 students matriculated
- Average GRE V 610:160/Q 790:164/AW 4 for candidates accepted into the doctoral program. 5.

**Fall 2011 PhD admission statistics**

- 526 applicants to the doctoral program
- 65 candidates admitted
- 22 students matriculated
- Average GRE scores for applicants accepted into the doctoral program are V 610/Q 790/AW 4. 5.

**Fall 2010 PhD admission statistics**

- 465 applicants to the doctoral program
- 49 candidates admitted
- 22 students matriculated
- Average GRE scores for applicants accepted into the doctoral program are V 580/Q 790/AW 4. 5.

**Fall 2009 PhD admission statistics**

- 478 applicants to the doctoral program
- 48 candidates admitted
- 20 students matriculated
- Average GRE scores for applicants accepted into the doctoral program are V 620/Q 780/AW 4. 5.

**Fall 2008 PhD admission statistics**

- 470 applicants to the doctoral program
- 58 candidates admitted
- 25 students matriculated
- Average GRE scores for applicants accepted into the doctoral program are V 620/Q 790/AW 5. 0.

**Fall 2007 PhD admission statistics**

- 491 applicants to the doctoral program
- 60 candidates admitted
- 22 students matriculated
- Average GRE scores for applicants accepted into the doctoral program are V 620/Q 780/AW 5. 0.

**Fall 2006 PhD admission statistics**

- 480 applicants to the doctoral program
- 33 candidates admitted
- 11 students matriculated
- Average GRE scores for applicants accepted into the doctoral program are V 610/Q 790/AW 5. 0.

**Fall 2005 PhD admission statistics**

- 515 applicants to the doctoral program
- 21 candidates admitted
- 9 students matriculated
- Average GRE scores for applicants accepted into the doctoral program are V 620/Q 780/A 760/AW 5. 0.

**Fall 2004 PhD admission statistics**

- 683 applicants to the doctoral program
- 45 candidates admitted
- 21 students matriculated
- Average GRE scores for applicants accepted into the doctoral program are V 650/Q 780/A 770/AW 5. 0.

**Fall 2003 PhD admission statistics**

- 873 applicants to the doctoral program
- 65 candidates admitted
- 35 students matriculated
- Average GRE scores for applicants accepted into the doctoral program are V 620/Q 780/A 760/AW 5. 0.

**Fall 2002 PhD admission statistics**

- 643 applicants to the doctoral program
- 57 candidates admitted
- 27 students matriculated
- Average GRE scores for applicants accepted into the doctoral program are V 600/Q 780/A 760.

**Fall 2001 PhD admission statistics**

- 514 applicants to the doctoral program
- 56 candidates admitted
- 15 students matriculated
- Candidates accepted into the doctoral program had an average GRE score of V 600, Q 780, and A 740.

**Fall 2000 PhD admission statistics **

- 367 applicants to the doctoral program
- 54 candidates admitted
- 16 students matriculated
- Average GRE scores for applicants accepted into the doctoral program are V 620/Q 780/A 740.

**Fall 2022 CIS/MSE admission statistics**

- 1974 applicants to the CIS/MSE program
- 172 candidates admitted
- 55 students matriculated
- The average GRE score of applicants accepted into the CIS/MSE program was V 160/Q 168/AW 4. 3.

**Fall 2021 CIS/MSE admission statistics**

- 1782 applicants to the CIS/MSE program
- 204 candidates admitted
- 63 students matriculated
- The average GRE score of applicants accepted into the CIS/MSE program was V 160/Q 168/AW 4. 2.

**Fall 2020 CIS/MSE admission statistics**

- 1538 applicants to the CIS/MSE program
- 192 candidates admitted
- 61 students matriculated
- The average GRE score of applicants accepted into the CIS/MSE program was V 160/Q 168/AW 4. 2.

**Fall 2019 CIS/MSE admission statistics**

- 1299 applicants to the CIS/MSE program
- 169 candidates admitted
- 58 students matriculated
- The average GRE score of applicants accepted into the CIS/MSE program was V 158/Q 168/AW 4.

**Fall 2018 CIS/MSE admission statistics**

- 1339 applicants to the CIS/MSE program
- 138 candidates admitted
- 46 students matriculated
- The average GRE score of applicants accepted into the CIS/MSE program was V 159/Q 168/AW 4.

**Fall 2017 CIS/MSE admission statistics**

- 1264 applicants to the CIS/MSE program
- 130 candidates admitted
- 45 students matriculated
- The average GRE score of applicants accepted into the CIS/MSE program was V 158/Q 167/AW 4.

**Fall 2016 CIS/MSE admission statistics**

- 1021 applicants to the CIS/MSE program
- 131 candidates admitted
- 45 students matriculated
- The average GRE score of applicants accepted into the CIS/MSE program was V 158/Q 167/AW 4.

**Fall 2015 CIS/MSE admission statistics**

- 954 applicants to the CIS/MSE program
- 117 candidates admitted
- 29 students matriculated
- The average GRE score of applicants accepted into the CIS/MSE program was V 160/Q 167/AW 4.

**Fall 2014 CIS/MSE admission statistics**

- 752 applicants to the CIS/MSE program
- 135 candidates admitted
- 57 students matriculated
- The average GRE score of applicants accepted into the CIS/MSE program was V 158/Q 166/AW 4.

**Fall 2013 CIS/MSE admissions statistics**

- 789 applicants to the CIS/MSE program
- 104 candidates admitted
- 30 students matriculated
- The average GRE score of applicants accepted into the CIS/MSE program was V 158/Q 166/AW 4.

**Fall 2012 CIS/MSE admissions statistics**

- 760 applicants to the CIS/MSE program
- 133 candidates admitted
- 38 students matriculated
- Candidates accepted into the CIS/MSE program had average GRE scores of V 620:161 and Q 790:164, respectively.

**Fall 2011 CIS/MSE admissions statistics**

- 585 applicants to the CIS/MSE program
- 171 candidates admitted
- 70 students matriculated
- Candidates accepted into the CIS/MSE program had an average GRE score of V 590, Q 780, and AW 4.

**Fall 2010 CIS/MSE admissions statistics**

- 410 applicants to the CIS/ MSE program
- 152 candidates admitted
- 50 students matriculated
- Candidates accepted into the CIS/MSE program had an average GRE score of V 570, Q 780, and AW 4.

**Fall 2009 CIS/MSE admissions statistics**

- 294 applicants to the CIS/MSE program
- 71 candidates admitted
- 21 students matriculated
- Candidates accepted into the CIS/MSE program had an average GRE score of V 590, Q 780, and AW 4.

**Fall 2008 CIS/MSE admissions statistics**

- 303 applicants to the CIS/MSE program
- 131 candidates admitted
- 43 students matriculated
- Candidates accepted into the CIS/MSE program had an average GRE score of V 580, Q 780, and AW 4.

**Fall 2007 CIS/MSE admissions statistics**

- 302 applicants to the CIS/MSE program
- 131 candidates admitted
- 46 students matriculated
- Candidates accepted into the CIS/MSE program had an average GRE score of V 550, Q 780, and AW 4.

**Fall 2006 CIS/MSE admissions statistics**

- 214 applicants to the CIS/MSE program
- 99 candidates admitted
- 34 students matriculated
- Candidates accepted into the CIS/MSE program had an average GRE score of V 570, Q 780, and AW 4. 5.

**Fall 2005 CIS/MSE admissions statistics**

- 197 applicants to the CIS/MSE program
- 112 candidates admitted
- 38 students matriculated
- Candidates accepted into the CIS/MSE program scored on average V 540/Q 770/A 760/AW 4 on the GRE. 5.

**Fall 2004 CIS/MSE admissions statistics**

- 204 applicants to the CIS/MSE program
- 110 candidates admitted
- 29 students matriculated
- Average GRE scores for applicants accepted into the CIS/MSE program are V 560/Q 770/A 720/AW 5. 0.

**Fall 2003 CIS/MSE admissions statistics**

- 233 applicants to the CIS/MSE program
- 144 candidates admitted
- 51 students matriculated
- Candidates accepted into the CIS/MSE program had an average GRE score of V 570, Q 770, A 710, and AW 5. 0.

**Fall 2002 CIS/MSE admissions statistics**

- 210 applicants to the CIS/MSE program
- 88 candidates admitted
- 43 students matriculated
- Candidates accepted into the CIS/MSE program had an average GRE score of V 570, Q 770, and A 720.

**Fall 2001 CIS/MSE admissions statistics**

- 155 applicants to the CIS/MSE program
- 87 candidates admitted
- 31 students matriculated
- Average GRE score for applicants accepted into the CIS/MSE program is V 560, Q 760, and A 700.

**Fall 2000 CIS/MSE admissions statistics**

- 228 applicants to the CIS/MSE program
- 89 candidates admitted
- 40 students matriculated
- Candidates accepted into the CIS/MSE program had an average GRE score of V 550, Q 760, and A 720.

**Fall 2022 MCIT admission statistics**

- 1225 applicants to the MCIT program
- 118 candidates admitted
- 73 students matriculated
- MCIT program applicants’ average GRE scores were V 162/Q 168/AW 4. 3.

**Fall 2021 MCIT admission statistics**

- 1064 applicants to the MCIT program
- 117 candidates admitted
- 75 students matriculated
- MCIT program applicants’ average GRE scores were V 162/Q 168/AW 4. 3.

**Fall 2020 MCIT admission statistics**

- 674 applicants to the MCIT program
- 97 candidates admitted
- 48 students matriculated
- MCIT program applicants’ average GRE scores were V 160/Q 166/AW 4. 2.

**Fall 2019 MCIT admission statistics**

- 552 applicants to the MCIT program
- 78 candidates admitted
- 49 students matriculated
- Candidates accepted into the MCIT program had an average GRE score of V 161, Q 166, and AW 4.

**Fall 2018 MCIT admission statistics**

- 714 applicants to the MCIT program
- 73 candidates admitted
- 48 students matriculated
- The average GRE score of those accepted into the MCIT program was V 161/Q 167/AW 4.

**Fall 2017 MCIT admission statistics**

- 619 applicants to the MCIT program
- 69 candidates admitted
- 40 students matriculated
- Candidates accepted into the MCIT program had an average GRE score of V 161, Q 166, and AW 4.

**Fall 2016 MCIT admission statistics**

- 526 applicants to the MCIT program
- 75 candidates admitted
- 58 students matriculated
- MCIT program applicants’ average GRE scores were V 160/Q 165/AW 4.

**Fall 2015 MCIT admission statistics**

- 445 applicants to the MCIT program
- 68 candidates admitted
- 31 students matriculated
- MCIT program applicants’ average GRE scores were V 160/Q 166/AW 4. 5.

**Fall 2014 MCIT admission statistics**

- 331 applicants to the MCIT program
- 58 candidates admitted
- 38 students matriculated
- MCIT program applicants’ average GRE scores were V 159/Q 165/AW 4.

**Fall 2013 MCIT admissions statistics**

- 292 applicants to the MCIT program
- 59 candidates admitted
- 28 students matriculated
- Average GRE scores for applicants accepted into the MCIT program are V 159/Q 165/AW 4.

**Fall 2012 MCIT admissions statistics**

- 214 applicants to the MCIT program
- 68 candidates admitted
- 40 students matriculated
- Average GRE scores for applicants accepted into the MCIT program are V 610:160/Q 780:163/AW 4.

**Fall 2011 MCIT admissions statistics**

- 160 applicants to the MCIT program
- 64 candidates admitted
- 31 students matriculated
- Average GRE scores for applicants accepted into the MCIT program are V 620/Q 770/AW 4.

**Fall 2010 MCIT admissions statistics**

- 107 applicants to the MCIT program
- 42 candidates admitted
- 24 students matriculated
- Average GRE scores for those accepted into the MCIT program are V 570, Q 740, and AW 4. 5.

**Fall 2009 MCIT admissions statistics**

- 92 applicants to the MCIT program
- 42 candidates admitted
- 24 students matriculated
- Average GRE scores for those accepted into the MCIT program are V 570, Q 740, and AW 4. 5.

**Fall 2008 MCIT admissions statistics**

- 71 applicants to the MCIT program
- 41 candidates admitted
- 15 students matriculated
- Average GRE scores for those accepted into the MCIT program are V 570, Q 730, and AW 4.

**Fall 2007 MCIT admissions statistics**

- 71 applicants to the MCIT program
- 45 candidates admitted
- 22 students matriculated
- Candidates accepted into the MCIT program had an average GRE score of V 570, Q 760, and AW 4.

**Fall 2006 MCIT admissions statistics**

- 84 applicants to the MCIT program
- 46 candidates admitted
- 27 students matriculated
- Average GRE scores for applicants accepted into the MCIT program are V 600/Q 730/AW 4. 5.

**Fall 2005 MCIT admissions statistics**

- 47 applicants to the MCIT program
- 25 candidates admitted
- 16 students matriculated
- Candidates accepted into the MCIT program had average GRE scores of V 590, Q 730, and AW 4, respectively. 5.

**Fall 2004 MCIT admissions statistics**

- 73 applicants to the MCIT program
- 57 candidates admitted
- 30 students matriculated
- Average GRE scores for applicants accepted into the MCIT program are V 520/Q 730/A 670; AW 4 5.

**Fall 2003 MCIT admissions statistics**

- 97 applicants to the MCIT program
- 56 candidates admitted
- 27 students matriculated
- Average GRE scores for applicants accepted into the MCIT program are V 560/Q 740/A 710; AW 5 0.

**Fall 2002 MCIT admissions statistics**

- 104 applicants to the MCIT program
- 72 candidates admitted
- 31 students matriculated
- Average GRE scores for applicants accepted into the MCIT program are V 560/Q 750/A 700.

**Fall 2001 MCIT admissions statistics**

- 123 applicants to the MCIT program
- 90 candidates admitted
- 35 students matriculated
- Average GRE scores for applicants accepted into the MCIT program are V 570/Q 770/A 700.

### Notes:

- Because the processes used to calculate grade point averages differ significantly depending on the institution, the nation, etc. , it is not possible to provide average GPAs. Candidates are anticipated to have a high grade point average, regardless of the method used to calculate it.
- All candidates are evaluated equally.
- Please note that the GRE scores listed above are averages.

### Graduate Program:

Graduate Coordinator for the MCIT, CIS/MSE, and CGGT programs on campus, Redian Furxhiu Office: 308 Levine Phone: 215-898-1668 Email: redian@seas upenn. edu.

Program Manager Staci Kaplan for DATS (Data Science MSE), 308 Levine, 215-573-2431, stacilk@seas upenn. edu.

Doctoral Program Manager Britton Carnevali Office: 310 Levine Telephone: 215-898-5515 Email: brittonc@cis upenn. edu.

ROBO’s graduate coordinator can be reached at 459 Levine or by phone at 215-573-4907. upenn. edu.

Liz Wai-Ping Ng is the Associate Director for Embedded Systems in the MSE program. Her office is at 313 Levine, and her phone number is 215-898-8543. upenn. edu.

Ashley Culver, SCMP’s Academic Advisor and PICS Program Coordinator Office: 3401 Walnut, Fifth Floor Phone: 215-573-6037 Email: ashleycr@seas. upenn. edu.

## Three Things I Wish I Knew About UPenn Before Attending Grad School and a PhD

## FAQ

**Is UPenn grad school hard to get into?**

Acceptance Rate at UPenn The acceptance rate for regular decisions at UPenn is around 4. 4%. The UPenn early decision acceptance rate is 15. 6%, and the overall acceptance rate is 5. 9%. You will have to put in a lot of effort to be accepted, as with any Ivy League institution.

**What is the easiest school to get into at UPenn?**

Wharton (9% acceptance rate) is the most competitive school, while the UPenn School of Nursing (25% acceptance rate) is the least competitive of the four

**What is the average GPA to get into UPenn?**

Average GPA: 3. 9 With a GPA of 3. 9, you must be the top student in your class to attend University of Pennsylvania. To compete against other applicants, you’ll need to earn nearly straight As in all of your classes. Additionally, you ought to have taken a lot of AP or IB courses to demonstrate your aptitude for academic challenge

**Is getting into UPenn impressive?**

With a five percent acceptance rate for undergraduates, UPenn is a very competitive institution. 9% for the class of 2025. For the class of 2025, UPenn’s early decision acceptance rate was 14. 9%. In short, UPenn is a highly selective school. Consequently, there is no single method for getting into UPenn.