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Mathematics at University of Pennsylvania

If you plan to study mathematics, 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. In 2021, 35 math majors received their bachelor's degree from UPenn.

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

UPenn Mathematics Degrees Available

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

UPenn Mathematics Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks math 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 math major at UPenn is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Mathematics. 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 Mathematics Doctor’s Degree Schools 84

In 2021, 6 students received their master’s degree in math from UPenn. This makes it the #147 most popular school for math master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 8 students who received their doctoral degrees in math, making the school the #53 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Math Student Demographics at UPenn

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

UPenn Mathematics Bachelor’s Program

34% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 35 students graduated with a bachelor's degree in math from UPenn. About 66% were men and 34% were women.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 17% more racial-ethnic minorities in its math 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 math.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 12
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 6
White 9
International Students 7
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

UPenn Mathematics Master’s Program

33% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 67% of math master's degrees went to men and 33% went to women.


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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 1
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

UPenn also has a doctoral program available in math. In 2021, 8 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Math Grads May Go Into

A degree in 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
High School Teachers 50,460 $64,830
Natural Sciences Managers 4,480 $147,810
Statisticians 3,710 $85,180
Mathematical Science Professors 2,460 $88,390
Mathematicians 50 $76,250


*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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