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Applied Mathematics at University of Pennsylvania

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Applied Mathematics at University of Pennsylvania

If you are interested in studying applied mathematics, 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 has a total student population of 26,552.

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

UPenn Applied Mathematics Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in Applied Math
  • Doctorate Degree in Applied Math

UPenn Applied Mathematics Rankings

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There were 6 students who received their doctoral degrees in applied math, making the school the #16 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Applied Math Student Demographics at UPenn

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

UPenn Applied Mathematics Master’s Program

38% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 26 students who earned a master's degree in Applied Mathematics from UPenn in 2020-2021, 62% were men and 38% 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 applied math.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 2
International Students 20
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

Careers That Applied Math Grads May Go Into

A degree in applied math 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
Financial Analysts 11,980 $93,870
Natural Sciences Managers 4,480 $147,810
Statisticians 3,710 $85,180
Financial Specialists 3,370 $74,880
Mathematical Science Professors 2,460 $88,390


*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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