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Urban Studies at University of Pennsylvania

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Urban Studies at University of Pennsylvania

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

UPenn is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and approximately 26,552 students attend the school each year. In the 2020-2021 academic year, 32 students received a bachelor's degree in urban studies from UPenn.

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

UPenn Urban Studies Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Studies

UPenn Urban Studies Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks urban studies 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 urban studies major at UPenn is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Urban Studies. 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.

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Earnings of UPenn Urban Studies Graduates

The median salary of urban studies students who receive their bachelor's degree at UPenn is $46,426. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 31% higher than the national average of $35,454 for all urban studies bachelor's degree recipients.


Urban Studies Student Demographics at UPenn

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

UPenn Urban Studies Bachelor’s Program

59% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 32 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Urban Studies from UPenn in 2020-2021, 41% were men and 59% were women.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 3% more racial-ethnic minorities in its urban studies 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 urban studies.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 4
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 7
White 16
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

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

Careers That Urban Studies Grads May Go Into

A degree in urban studies 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
Urban and Regional Planners 1,420 $67,720
Social Sciences Professors 590 $95,490
Sociologists 60 $121,470


*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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