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    Brown University vs University of Pennsylvania

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    Overview Comparison
    Brown UniversityUniversity of Pennsylvania
    collegedunia score6.7 Out of 107.9 Out of 10
    ranking (overall)# 60 Center for World University Rankings 2021
    # 60 QS World University 2021
    # 61 Times Higher Education 2021
    # 8 Center for World University Rankings 2021
    # 13 Times Higher Education 2021
    # 13 Times Higher Education 2021
    subject strength# 52 for Clinical Science by Times Higher Education 2021
    # 55 for Psychology by Times Higher Education 2021
    # 57 for Arts by Times Higher Education 2021
    # 8 for Psychology by Times Higher Education 2021
    # 11 for International Business by Times Higher Education 2021
    # 11 for Economics by Times Higher Education 2021
    programsUG Programs -64
    PG Programs -21
    Doctorate Programs -37
    UG Programs -57
    PG Programs -64
    Doctorate Programs -12
    acceptance rate8.1 %8.0 %
    exam scoreIELTS - 8.5
    TOEFL - 110
    SAT - 1488
    ACT - 33
    IELTS - 8
    TOEFL - 110
    SAT - 1490
    ACT - 34
    GMAT - 740
    cost to studyAverage Tuition Fees   59254 USD
    [For UG Program]
    Average Tuition Fees   59254 USD
    [For PG Program]
    Hostel + Meal - 9774 USD Per Year
    Average Tuition Fees   53166 USD
    [For UG Program]
    Average Tuition Fees   56786 USD
    [For PG Program]
    Hostel + Meal - 27405 USD Per Year
    placement (average package)

    Graduate Employability Ranking 2020: 47; Annual ROI is 6.6%; Highest paying degrees along with their annual salary are Doctorate: 160,000 USD, BS: 128,000 USD; BA: 120,000 USD and PhD: 87,000 USD

    Graduate Employability Rankings- #20 (QS, 2020); Top recruiters- University of Pennsylvania, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Comcast Cable Inc.,, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC); Highest paid degrees- MBA (175,000 USD), Masters in Finance (150,000 USD), PhD (147,000 USD), Executive Masters (145,000 USD), Bachelor of Science (124,000 USD). 

    application requirements

    School Report; Counsellor’s recommendation for UG admission; Letters of Recommendation; Writing Sample

    Academic transcripts; Proof of English language proficiency; 2-3 LORs; SOPs; Resume; Personal Statement; Standardized test scores; Additional requirements (Digital portfolios, Writing samples, Research statements, etc.); Interviews (if required). 

    campuses and b schoolsNAThe Wharton School
    collegedunia reviews8.4/10 Read 17 reviews8.7/10 Read 24 reviews
    General Facts Comparison
    General FactsBrown UniversityUniversity of Pennsylvania
    type of universityUniversity
    Student:Faculty Ratio11:1
    Male:Female46% Male, 54% Female48% Male, 52% Female
    location facts

    Campus is located in College Hill and Jewelry District; Main campus is situated on the east side of Campus Hill and has 235 buildings

    Located in downtown Philadelphia earlier, is now situated in West Philadelphia. The area is now known as University City. 


    One of the USA’s oldest library; has 6 million items including bound volumes, periodicals, maps, sheet music, digital objects, manuscripts, and electronic resources; 6 libraries ie. John D. Rockefeller Jr Library for humanities and social science, Science Library, John Hay Library for special collections, Orwig Music Library, Art Slide Library and Library Collections Annex

    6.67 million printed book volumes; 4.26 million microform items; 282,857 serials received; 2.01 million e-books; 279,206 e-journals; 4.31 million digitized images; 358,740 audio/video tapes, CDs, and DVDs.

    campus life

    38 varsity sports team having more than 900 student-athletes; Over 400 student organizations including Capella groups and community services, 4100 intramural sports participants and 60 public service groups; Main campus centuries-old-structures, labs and world-class ibraries

    165 Research centers; Double decker college football stadium; 450+ student organizations; Penn Museum & other galleries; Penn Relays Carnivals (longest uninterrupted collegiate track meet in America with 100,000 spectators yearly); PennRec (offers activities such as yoga, fitness classes, sports clubs, outdoor adventures, etc.); hundreds of retail shops, restaurants, etc.; Vending activities (includes 90 trucks, carts, & tables); University media including news & media (Almanac, Penn Today, Daily Pennsylvanian), communications (WQHS, WXPN 88.5 FM, etc.).

    hostel#On campus - $9774
    #On campus - $15418
    #Off campus (not with family) - $11987
    famous alumni

    John Hay (US Secretary of State); Charles Evans Hughes (Chief Justice and US Secretary of State); John D Rockefeller Jr (philanthropist); Jim Yong Kim (World Bank President); Ted Turner (CNN founder and America’s Cup yachtsman); Dara Khosroswshahi (Uber CEO); Emma Watson (actress); Mary Chapin Carpenter (humorist); Samuel Gridley Howe (historian)

    36 Nobel laureates; 29 Rhodes Scholars; 16 Pulitzer Prize winners; Elon Musk (CEO of SpaceX); Warren Buffet (CEO of Berkshire Hathaway); John Legend (American singer-songwriter); Ivanka Trump (American businesswoman); Tory Burch (American fashion designer); Donald Trump (45th President of USA); Anand Ahuja (Businessperson); Shweta Bachchan-Nanda (Indian author); Sundar Pichai (CEO of Alphabet Inc. & Google LLC); 

    city life

    Providence is the capital city of Rhode Island; Originally was known as Providence Plantations; One of the first industrialized cities in the USA; known for textile manufacturing, machine tool, jewelry, and silverware industries; Unemployment rate was 4.1% in January 2020

    Philadelphia- largest city in Pennsylvania; 6th most populous city in USA; Famous tourist attractions include Liberty Bell Pavilion, Independence Hall, Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia Museum of Arts, Reading Terminal Market, Barnes Foundation, Fairmount Park, City Hall, etc.; Birthplace of US Marine Corps, several firsts in USA such as library, hospital, medical school, zoo, business school, etc.; Unemployment rate- 4.7% (March 2019).