By the Numbers: Class of 2024

On May 20, more than 9,000 students are eligible to graduate at the University-wide Commencement ceremony, and Penn will confer six honorary degrees.

Class of 2024 spelled out on Franklin Field.

On Monday, May 20, the University of Pennsylvania honors the Class of 2024 at the 268th Commencement. Approximately 6,000 students, undergrad and graduate, are expected to walk in the University-wide Commencement ceremony.

The gates at Franklin Field open at 8 a.m. and the official ceremony kicks off at 10:15 a.m. How many are graduating? How many are Civic Scholars? And how many graduate students were honored with Graduate Leadership Awards? Here are those numbers and more.

    • 6,528

      Number of May 2024 graduates, including the May 2024 graduates, 1,400 summer 2023 graduates and 1,304 December 2023 graduates; approximately 9,232 undergrad and graduate students are eligible to walk on May 20

    • 7,105

      Number of diplomas being awarded to May 2024 graduates (as of May 4), including 2,437 undergraduate degrees, 3,564 master’s degrees, 863 professional doctorates, and 241 Ph.D. degrees

    • 9,909

      Total number of diplomas for summer 2023, December 2023, and May 2024

    • 67

      Number of citizenship countries represented by the members of the traditional undergraduate Class of 2024

    • 10

      Civic Scholars among 2024 academic year traditional undergraduate degree recipients

    • 3

      Number of teams awarded the 2024 President’s Engagement and Innovation Prizes

    • 12

      Number of 2024 Graduate Leadership Awards conferred, honoring graduating students for service and lasting contributions to graduate student life at Penn

    • 19

      Class of 2023 graduating SNF Paideia Fellows

    • 320+

      Graduating students involved in extracurricular performing arts through Platt Performing Arts House