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Chemical Engineering at University of Pennsylvania

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Chemical Engineering at University of Pennsylvania

What traits are you looking for in a chem eng school? To help you decide if University of Pennsylvania is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's chem eng program.

UPenn is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and approximately 26,552 students attend the school each year. In 2021, 23 chem eng majors received their bachelor's degree from UPenn.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Chemical Engineering section at the bottom of this page.

UPenn Chemical Engineering Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chem Eng
  • Master’s Degree in Chem Eng
  • Doctorate Degree in Chem Eng

UPenn Chemical Engineering Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks chem eng programs across the country. The following shows how UPenn performed in these rankings.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The chem eng major at UPenn is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Chemical Engineering. 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
Most Focused Chemical Engineering Master’s Degree Schools 56
Most Focused Chemical Engineering Doctor’s Degree Schools 63

In 2021, 15 students received their master’s degree in chem eng from UPenn. This makes it the #29 most popular school for chem eng master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 10 students who received their doctoral degrees in chem eng, making the school the #39 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of UPenn Chem Eng Graduates

The median salary of chem eng students who receive their bachelor's degree at UPenn is $66,484. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 1% higher than the national average of $66,101 for all chem eng bachelor's degree recipients.


Chem Eng Student Demographics at UPenn

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the chem eng majors at University of Pennsylvania.

UPenn Chemical Engineering Bachelor’s Program

65% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 23 chem eng students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2020-2021 from UPenn, about 35% were men and 65% were women. The typical chem eng bachelor's degree program is made up of only 38% women. So female students are more repesented at UPenn since its program graduates 28% more women than average.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 6% more racial-ethnic minorities in its chem eng 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 chem eng.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 10
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

UPenn Chemical Engineering Master’s Program

40% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 15 students who earned a master's degree in Chemical Engineering from UPenn in 2020-2021, 60% were men and 40% were women.


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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 2
International Students 10
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

UPenn also has a doctoral program available in chem eng. In 2021, 10 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Chem Eng Grads May Go Into

A degree in chem eng 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
Architectural and Engineering Managers 7,220 $150,400
Engineers 4,850 $96,550
Engineering Professors 2,950 $114,870
Chemical Engineers 1,310 $97,390


*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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