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Penn History

First published in 2003, with annual updates

Note that during this decade, in accordance with resolutions passed by the University Trustees, “the tuition for professional students will be determined administratively to reflect budget requirements of the various schools.” Thus, fees vary from school to school, and from program to program within schools.

Year Tuition and Fees, By School Other Expenses*
2020-2021 Undergraduate Schools:

Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Nursing, Wharton:
Tuition: $53,166
General Fee: $5,354**
Technology Fee: $892

Full-Time Graduate Groups (Ph.D.):

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Education, Fine Arts, Social Work, Annenberg:
Tuition: $37,678 (for first 5 years)
General Fee: $3452 (for first 5 years)***
Technology Fee (if applicable): $892

Biomedical Sciences:
Tuition: $37,678
General Fee: $3,452
Technology Fee: $1,082

Full-Time Graduate Groups/Professional Schools and Programs (selected non-Ph.D. programs):

Dental Medicine, the D.M.D. program:
Tuition: $77,612
General Fee: $3,452
Technology Fee: $980

Law, the J.D. program:
Tuition: $63,610
General Fee: $3,452
Technology Fee: $1,068

Medicine, the M.D. program:
Tuition: $59,910
General Fee: $3,452
Technology Fee: $1,450

Veterinary Medicine:
Tuition: $47,832 (in-state and contract) and $57,832 (out-of-state)
General Fee: $3,452
Technology Fee: $1,232

Details for other graduate and professional programs

Average room rate in the University’s residence halls: $9,827
Average meal plan: $5,482

Notes

* Undergraduate expenses only
** Prior to FY18, Undergraduates were charged a separate Recreation Fee. Beginning in FY18, Undergrad Rec Fee is incorporated into General Fee.
*** Beginning FY18, Graduate/Professional General Fee includes recreation access, phasing in the increase.
Reflects reduced on-campus housing and dining charges for the fall 2020 semester

For a historical commodity price index see www.westegg.com/inflation/ and John J. McCusker, How Much Is That In Real Money? (Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 2001).