Template:1953 Eastern college football independents records
The 1953 Penn Quakers football team represented the University of Pennsylvania during the 1953 college football season. In head coach George Munger's final season at Penn, the Quakers compiled a 3–5–1 record and were outscored 152 to 96 by their opponents. Although they finished with a losing record, Penn played a tough schedule, opposing four different ranked teams in a row, and defeating No. 10 Navy, 9–6. Their three losses against ranked teams were by a combined 24 points, including a ten-point loss against Notre Dame.