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Tuition and mandated fees, Room and Board and other educational costs at Penn since 1900:
1960-1969

Compiled by Mark Frazier Lloyd, Director of the University Archives and Records Center with the assistance of Nicholas G. Heavens, University Archives Summer Research Fellow

Published 2003, with annual updates

 

YEAR

TUITION AND FEES, BY SCHOOL

OTHER EXPENSES *

1960

Undergraduate Schools:

College, College of Liberal Arts for Women, School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), the Wharton School, the School of Nursing, and the School of Allied Medical Professions (SAMP)
Tuition: $1,250
General Fee: $150

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups (Ph.D.):

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences:
Tuition: $1,200
General Fee: $100

Education:
Tuition: $1,050
General Fee: $150

Fine Arts:
Tuition: $1,050
General Fee: $100

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups/Professional Schools and Programs (selected non-Ph.D. programs):

Dental Medicine:
Tuition: $1,100
General Fee: $100

Law:
Tuition: $1,100
General Fee: $100

Medicine:
Tuition: $1,100
General Fee: $100

Veterinary Medicine:
Tuition:900
General Fee: $100

Social Work:
Tuition: $1,100
General Fee: $100

Annenberg School:
Tuition: $1,300
General Fee: $100

Room and Board: $950
Books and Equipment: $75
Personal Expenses: $345

1961

Undergraduate Schools:

College, College of Liberal Arts for Women, School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), the Wharton School, the School of Nursing, and the School of Allied Medical Professions (SAMP)
Tuition: $1,450
General Fee: $150

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups (Ph.D.):

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences:
Tuition: $1,400
General Fee: $100

Education:
Tuition: $1,200
General Fee: $100

Fine Arts:
Tuition: $1,250
General Fee: $100

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups/Professional Schools and Programs (selected non-Ph.D. programs):

Dental Medicine:
Tuition: $1,300
General Fee: $100

Law:
Tuition: $1,300
General Fee: $100

Medicine:
Tuition: $1,300
General Fee: $100

Veterinary Medicine:
Tuition: $1,100
General Fee: $100

Social Work:
Tuition: $1,300
General Fee: $100

Annenberg School:
Tuition: $1,500
General Fee: $100

Room and Board: $1,000
Books and Equipment: $100
Personal Expenses: $320

1962

Undergraduate Schools:

College, College of Liberal Arts for Women, School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), the Wharton School, the School of Nursing, and the School of Allied Medical Professions (SAMP)
Tuition: $1,450
General Fee: $180

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups (Ph.D.):

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences:
Tuition: $1,400
General Fee: $120

Education:
Tuition: $1,200
General Fee: $120

Fine Arts:
Tuition: $1,250
General Fee: $120

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups/Professional Schools and Programs (selected non-Ph.D. programs):

Dental Medicine:
Tuition: $1,300
General Fee: $120

Law:
Tuition: $1,300
General Fee: $120

Medicine:
Tuition: $1,300
General Fee: $120

Veterinary Medicine:
Tuition: $1,100
General Fee: $120

Social Work:
Tuition: $1,300
General Fee: $120

Annenberg School:
Tuition: $1,500
General Fee: $120

Room and Board: $1,000
Books and Equipment: $100
Personal Expenses: $320

1963

Undergraduate Schools:

College, College of Liberal Arts for Women, School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), the Wharton School, the School of Nursing, and the School of Allied Medical Professions (SAMP)
Tuition: $1,450
General Fee: $180

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups (Ph.D.):

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences:
Tuition: $1,400
General Fee: $120

Education:
Tuition: $1,400
General Fee: $120

Fine Arts:
Tuition: $1,400
General Fee: $120

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups/Professional Schools and Programs (selected non-Ph.D. programs):

Dental Medicine:
Tuition: $1,400
General Fee: $120

Law:
Tuition: $1,400
General Fee: $120

Medicine:
Tuition: $1,400
General Fee: $120

Veterinary Medicine:
Tuition: $1,200
General Fee: $120

Social Work:
Tuition: $1,400
General Fee: $120

Annenberg School:
Tuition: $1,500
General Fee: $120

Room and Board: $1,000
Books and Equipment: $100
Personal Expenses: $320

 

1964

Undergraduate Schools:

College, College of Liberal Arts for Women, School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), the Wharton School, the School of Nursing, and the School of Allied Medical Professions (SAMP)
Tuition: $1,570
General Fee: $180

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups (Ph.D.):

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences:
Tuition: $1,400
General Fee: $120

Education:
Tuition: $1,400
General Fee: $120

Fine Arts:
Tuition: $1,400
General Fee: $120

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups/Professional Schools and Programs (selected non-Ph.D. programs):

Dental Medicine:
Tuition: $1,400
General Fee: $120

Law:
Tuition: $1,400
General Fee: $120

Medicine:
Tuition: $1,400
General Fee: $120

Veterinary Medicine:
Tuition: $1,200
General Fee: $120

Social Work:
Tuition: $1,400
General Fee: $120

Annenberg School:
Tuition: $1,500
General Fee: $120

Room and Board: $1,000
Books and Equipment: $100
Personal Expenses: $320

1965

Undergraduate Schools:

College, College of Liberal Arts for Women, School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), the Wharton School, the School of Nursing, and the School of Allied Medical Professions (SAMP)
Tuition: $1,570
General Fee: $180

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups (Ph.D.):

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences:
Tuition: $1,530
General Fee: $120

Education:
Tuition: $1,530
General Fee: $120

Fine Arts:
Tuition: $1,530
General Fee: $120

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups/Professional Schools and Programs (selected non-Ph.D. programs):

Dental Medicine:
Tuition: $1,530
General Fee: $120

Law:
Tuition: $1,530
General Fee: $120

Medicine:
Tuition: $1,530
General Fee: $120

Veterinary Medicine:
Tuition: $1,330
General Fee: $120

Social Work:
Tuition: $1,530
General Fee: $120

Annenberg School:
Tuition: $1,630
General Fee: $120

Room and Board: $1,000
Books and Equipment: $100
Personal Expenses: $320

1966

Undergraduate Schools:

College, College of Liberal Arts for Women, School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), the Wharton School, the School of Nursing, and the School of Allied Medical Professions (SAMP)
Tuition: $1,770
General Fee: $180

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups (Ph.D.):

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences:
Tuition: $1,730
General Fee: $120

Education:
Tuition: $1,730
General Fee: $120

Fine Arts:
Tuition: $1,730
General Fee: $120

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups/Professional Schools and Programs (selected non-Ph.D. programs):

Dental Medicine:
Tuition: $1,730
General Fee: $120

Law:
Tuition: $1,730
General Fee: $120

Medicine:
Tuition: $1,730
General Fee: $120

Veterinary Medicine:
Tuition: $1,630
General Fee: $120

Social Work:
Tuition: $1,730
General Fee: $120

Annenberg School:
Tuition: $1,730
General Fee: $120

Room and Board: $1,000
Books and Equipment: $100
Personal Expenses: $450

1967

Undergraduate Schools:

College, College of Liberal Arts for Women, School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), the Wharton School, the School of Nursing, and the School of Allied Medical Professions (SAMP)
Tuition: $1,770
General Fee: $180

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups (Ph.D.):

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences:
Tuition: $1,730
General Fee: $120

Education:
Tuition: $1,730
General Fee: $120

Fine Arts:
Tuition: $1,730
General Fee: $120

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups/Professional Schools and Programs (selected non-Ph.D. programs):

Dental Medicine:
Tuition: $1,730
General Fee: $120

Law:
Tuition: $1,730
General Fee: $120

Medicine:
Tuition: $1,730
General Fee: $120

Veterinary Medicine:
Tuition: $1,630
General Fee: $120

Social Work:
Tuition: $1,730
General Fee: $120

Annenberg School:
Tuition: $1,730
General Fee: $120

Room and Board: $1,000
Books and Equipment: $100
Personal Expenses: $450

1968

Undergraduate Schools:

College, College of Liberal Arts for Women, School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), the Wharton School, the School of Nursing, and the School of Allied Medical Professions (SAMP)
Tuition: $1,950
General Fee: $200

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups (Ph.D.):

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences:
Tuition: $1,950
General Fee: $200

Education:
Tuition: $1,950
General Fee: $200

Fine Arts:
Tuition: $1,950
General Fee: $200

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups/Professional Schools and Programs (selected non-Ph.D. programs):

Dental Medicine:
Tuition: $1,950
General Fee: $200

Law:
Tuition: $1,950
General Fee: $200

Medicine:
Tuition: $1,950
General Fee: $200

Veterinary Medicine:
Tuition: $2,150
General Fee: $200

Social Work:
Tuition: $1,950
General Fee: $200

Annenberg School:
Tuition: $1,950
General Fee: $200

Room and Board: $1,050
Books and Equipment: $100
Personal Expenses: $450

1969

Undergraduate Schools:

College, College of Liberal Arts for Women, School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), the Wharton School, the School of Nursing, and the School of Allied Medical Professions (SAMP)
Tuition: $2,150
General Fee: $200

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups (Ph.D.):

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences:
Tuition: $2,150
General Fee: $200

Education:
Tuition: $2,150
General Fee: $200

Fine Arts:
Tuition: $2,150
General Fee: $200

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups/Professional Schools and Programs (selected non-Ph.D. programs):

Dental Medicine:
Tuition: $2,150
General Fee: $200

Law:
Tuition: $2,150
General Fee: $200

Medicine:
Tuition: $2,150
General Fee: $200

Veterinary Medicine:
Tuition: $2,350
General Fee: $200

Social Work:
Tuition: $2,150
General Fee: $200

Annenberg School:
Tuition: $2,150
General Fee: $200

Room and Board: $1,150
Books and Equipment: $150
Personal Expenses: $350

 

Notes:

* Undergraduate expenses only

 

Sources:

1960: Minutes of the Trustees for 13 February 1959 and University of Pennsylvania Bulletin: Undergraduate Catalogue for 1959-1960, at p. 13; Minutes of the Trustees for 12 February and 11 March 1960 and University of Pennsylvania Bulletin: Undergraduate Catalogue for 1960-1961, at p. 13 and "Supplement" at front of volume; University of Pennsylvania Bulletin: Undergraduate Programs, 1960-1961, at p. 52.

1961: Minutes of the Trustees for 11 November 1960 and University of Pennsylvania Bulletin: Undergraduate Catalogue for 1961-1962, at p. 10; University of Pennsylvania Bulletin: Undergraduate Programs, 1962-1963, at p. 159.

1962-1963: Minutes of the Trustees for 8 December 1961 and University of Pennsylvania Bulletin: Undergraduate Catalogue for 1962-1963, at p. 10; University of Pennsylvania Bulletin: Undergraduate Catalogue for 1963-1964, at p. 10; University of Pennsylvania Bulletin: Undergraduate Programs, 1963-1964, at p. 159; University of Pennsylvania Bulletin: Undergraduate Programs, 1964-1965, at p. 159; Minutes of the Trustees for 13 December 1963.

1964-1965: Minutes of the Trustees for 13 December 1963 and University of Pennsylvania Bulletin: Undergraduate Catalogue for 1964-1965, at p. 9; University of Pennsylvania Bulletin: Undergraduate Catalogue for 1965-1966, at p. 9; University of Pennsylvania Bulletin: Undergraduate Programs, 1965-1966, at p. 164; Minutes of the Trustees for 22 January 1965 and Minutes of the Executive Board of the Trustees for 19 March 1965.

1966-1967: Minutes of the Trustees for 21 January 1966 and University of Pennsylvania Bulletin: Undergraduate Catalogue for 1966-1967, at p. 9; University of Pennsylvania Bulletin: Undergraduate Courses of Study for 1967-1968, at p. 9; University of Pennsylvania Bulletin: Undergraduate Programs, 1966-1967, at p. 166.

1968: Minutes of the Trustees for 15 September 1967 and University of Pennsylvania Bulletin: Undergraduate Courses of Study for 1968-1969, at p. 9; University of Pennsylvania Bulletin: Undergraduate Programs, 1969-1970, at p. 178; University of Pennsylvania Bulletin: School of Veterinary Medicine, 1969-1971, at p. 18.

1969: Minutes of the Trustees for 21 February 1969 and University of Pennsylvania Bulletin: Undergraduate Courses of Study for 1969-1970, at p. 9; University of Pennsylvania Bulletin: Undergraduate Programs, 1970-1971, at p. 173.

 

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