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Computer & Information Sciences at University of Pennsylvania

If you plan to study computer and information sciences, take a look at what University of Pennsylvania has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

UPenn is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and approximately 26,552 students attend the school each year. Of the 3,499 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from University of Pennsylvania in 2021, 264 of them were computer and information sciences majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Computer & Information Sciences section at the bottom of this page.

UPenn Computer & Information Sciences Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer & Information Sciences
  • Master’s Degree in Computer & Information Sciences
  • Doctorate Degree in Computer & Information Sciences

UPenn Computer & Information Sciences Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the computer and information sciences progam at UPenn compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The computer and information sciences major at UPenn is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Computer & Information Sciences. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Value Computer & Information Sciences Doctor’s Degree Schools 27

In 2021, 475 students received their master’s degree in computer and information sciences from UPenn. This makes it the #18 most popular school for computer and information sciences master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 17 students who received their doctoral degrees in computer and information sciences, making the school the #46 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Computer & Information Sciences Student Demographics at UPenn

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the computer and information sciences majors at University of Pennsylvania.

UPenn Computer & Information Sciences Bachelor’s Program

38% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 264 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Computer & Information Sciences from UPenn in 2020-2021, 63% were men and 38% were women. The typical computer and information sciences bachelor's degree program is made up of only 25% women. So female students are more repesented at UPenn since its program graduates 12% more women than average.

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Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 13% more racial-ethnic minorities in its computer and information sciences bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's in computer and information sciences.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 99
Black or African American 5
Hispanic or Latino 17
White 68
International Students 56
Other Races/Ethnicities 19

UPenn Computer & Information Sciences Master’s Program

36% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 64% of computer and information sciences master's degrees went to men and 36% went to women.

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The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of Pennsylvania with a master's in computer and information sciences.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 87
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 6
White 86
International Students 275
Other Races/Ethnicities 18

UPenn also has a doctoral program available in computer and information sciences. In 2021, 17 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Concentrations Within Computer & Information Sciences

The following computer and information sciences concentations are available at University of Pennsylvania. The table shows all degrees awarded in this field awarded for all degree levels at University of Pennsylvania. A concentration may not be available for your level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Computer Information Systems 538
Computer Science 199
Computer Software & Applications 19

Careers That Computer & Information Sciences Grads May Go Into

A degree in computer and information sciences can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for PA, the home state for University of Pennsylvania.

Occupation Jobs in PA Average Salary in PA
Software Applications Developers 28,260 $96,370
Computer User Support Specialists 22,790 $52,370
Computer Systems Analysts 21,910 $95,990
Computer Workers 19,010 $87,040
Computer and Information Systems Managers 13,070 $146,860

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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