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International Relations & National Security at University of Pennsylvania

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International Relations & National Security at University of Pennsylvania

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

UPenn is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has a total student population of 26,552. In 2021, 44 international relations majors received their bachelor's degree from UPenn.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in International Relations & National Security section at the bottom of this page.

UPenn International Relations & National Security Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations

UPenn International Relations & National Security Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the international relations 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 international relations major at UPenn is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for International Relations & National Security. 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
Best International Relations & Security Bachelor’s Degree Schools 7
Most Focused International Relations & Security Schools 243

International Relations Student Demographics at UPenn

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

UPenn International Relations & National Security Bachelor’s Program

55% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 45% of international relations bachelor's degrees went to men and 55% went to women. The typical international relations bachelor's degree program is made up of only 43% 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 international relations.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 5
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 20
International Students 9
Other Races/Ethnicities 3

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

Careers That International Relations Grads May Go Into

A degree in international relations 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
Managers 11,060 $126,290
Political Science Professors 540 $100,620
Political Scientists 100 $102,110


*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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