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Materials Engineering at University of Pennsylvania

If you are interested in studying materials engineering, you may want to check out the program at University of Pennsylvania. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

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, 14 of them were materials engineering majors.

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

UPenn Materials Engineering Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Materials Engineering
  • Master’s Degree in Materials Engineering
  • Doctorate Degree in Materials Engineering

UPenn Materials Engineering Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the materials engineering 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 materials engineering major at UPenn is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Materials 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 Popular Materials Engineering Schools 22

In 2021, 40 students received their master’s degree in materials engineering from UPenn. This makes it the #6 most popular school for materials engineering master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 4 students who received their doctoral degrees in materials engineering, making the school the #48 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Materials Engineering Student Demographics at UPenn

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

UPenn Materials Engineering Bachelor’s Program

36% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 14 students who graduated with a bachelor’s in materials engineering from UPenn in 2021, 64% were men and 36% were women. The typical materials engineering bachelor's degree program is made up of only 33% women. So female students are more repesented at UPenn since its program graduates 3% more women than average.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 49% more racial-ethnic minorities in its materials engineering 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 materials engineering.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 6
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 1
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

UPenn Materials Engineering Master’s Program

30% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 40 materials engineering students who graduated with a master's degree in 2020-2021 from UPenn, about 70% were men and 30% 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 materials engineering.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 5
International Students 33
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

UPenn also has a doctoral program available in materials engineering. In 2021, 4 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Materials Engineering Grads May Go Into

A degree in materials engineering 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
Cost Estimators 8,610 $67,330
Architectural and Engineering Managers 7,220 $150,400
Engineering Professors 2,950 $114,870
Materials Engineers 1,690 $89,180


*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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