University of Pennsylvania has been selected for Money magazine’s 2017 “Best
College for Your Money” listing.
considered 27 factors in selecting universities for the rankings, centered
around three measures: quality of education, including graduation rate and peer
quality (academic preparation of students accepted by the university);
affordability, including debt of graduates; and outcomes, which includes
graduates’ earnings and socio-economic mobility index. These measures were
determined by sources including PayScale.com and Equality of Opportunity
IUP offers more than 140 undergraduate
majors and more than 60 graduate programs, including 14 doctoral programs. In
addition, students can complete more than 65 minors and scores of specialized
tracks and certificate programs, including certificate in athletic coaching,
gerontology, photography and digital imaging, popular music, and public history.
IUP continues to add state-of-the-art programs of study for its students.
Its newest undergraduate majors are public health and environmental
engineering, both in-demand careers in Pennsylvania and throughout the nation.
IUP is routinely included in national publications for excellence. In June,
IUP was selected by Schools.com as a “Top Ten” university. IUP has been chosen for
the Princeton Review’s “Best Colleges” guidebook since 2002, and has been
included in US News & World Report’s Best Colleges list; in Forbes
magazine’s “America’s Best Colleges” rankings, and Washington Monthly’s
national ranking of universities based on contributions to society.