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Cognitive Science at University of Pennsylvania

Every cognitive science school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the cognitive science program at University of Pennsylvania stacks up to those at other schools.

UPenn is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has a total student population of 26,552. Of the 3,499 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from University of Pennsylvania in 2021, 72 of them were cognitive science majors.

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

UPenn Cognitive Science Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Cognitive Science

UPenn Cognitive Science Rankings

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

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 cognitive science major at UPenn is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Cognitive Science. 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 Cognitive Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools 8
Best Value Cognitive Science Schools 11

How Much Do Cognitive Science Graduates from UPenn Make?

The median salary of cognitive science students who receive their bachelor's degree at UPenn is $60,724. This is 60% higher than $37,992, which is the national average for all cognitive science bachelor's degree recipients.


Cognitive Science Student Demographics at UPenn

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

UPenn Cognitive Science Bachelor’s Program

63% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 72 cognitive science students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2020-2021 from UPenn, about 38% were men and 63% were women. The typical cognitive science bachelor's degree program is made up of only 35% men. So male students are more repesented at UPenn since its program graduates 2% more men than average.


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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 14
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 10
White 23
International Students 12
Other Races/Ethnicities 9

UPenn also has a doctoral program available in cognitive science. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.


*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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