On Thursday, Student Financial Services launched its first-ever net-price calculator — an online device that aims to give students and families an estimate of financial aid awards, as well as an overall price tag for a Penn education.
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Along with several undergraduate deans, Penn President Amy Gutmann said she has been pleased to see students participating in the Occupy Philadelphia protests — which began as an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street — and contributing to an ongoing dialogue on the future of the nation.
A week after placing 16th on the annual “World University Rankings” by _Times Higher Education_, Penn was named the ninth best higher-education institution in the world by _U.S. News and World Report_. INTERACTIVE: 2011 college rankings
Whether through a broader, growing Occupy Colleges campaign or on their own, college students have increasingly been making their voices heard. They’ve held teach-ins, they’ve walked out of classes to stage protests and they’ve joined community members in solidarity. TOPICS: Occupy PhiladelphiaMAP: Occupy around the IviesCOLUMN: Occupying Occupy Wall Street
On the heels of Penn reporting an 18.6 percent endowment return for fiscal year 2011, which ended June 30, peer schools have announced similar numbers. Interactive: FY 2011 peer endowments
Brown University President Ruth Simmons announced Sept. 15 that she will step down from her presidency at the close of the academic year. Her resignation may bring an end to the even male-to-female ratio of presidents in the Ivy League.
The University announced Thursday that it received a $13.6-million donation from 1950 College graduate Roy Vagelos and his wife, Diana, to establish a new interdisciplinary program focusing on alternative energy.
Judith Rodin, Penn's former president, was named the 71st most powerful woman in the world by a _Forbes_ magazine ranking last month.
One of the donations to the $3.5 billion 'Making History' campaign included a collection of hundreds of pre-17th century documents to the University's library systems.
In line with a U.S. Department of Education requirement, Student Financial Services is set to unveil its version of a net-price financial aid calculator by the federal deadline, Oct. 29.
Penn President Amy Gutmann announced Friday that the University's "Making History" fundraising campaign reached its $3.5-billion goal this week — 15 months before the campaign's official end.
After its investments fell 15.7 percent in Fiscal Year 2009, the University’s endowment has come back strong over the past two years.
While hundreds of professors have begun to upload syllabi online in recent years, hundreds more have yet to make their way onto the internet.
The University announced at a Board of Trustees meeting Thursday that its endowment return — which indicates how well the sum of its investments performed — for Fiscal Year 2011 was 18.6 percent.
Barring any unlikely setbacks, the University is set to reach its $3.5-billion goal in the “Making History” fundraising campaign before 2012 begins, Penn President Amy Gutmann said.
Penn Park, a 24-acre open space that combines traditional collegiate athletic facilities with casual recreation opportunities, will officially open on Thursday evening.
Tucked away in front of Van Pelt Library since the second anniversary of 9/11 is a plaque paying homage to 16 alumni who were killed in the attacks. In this special feature, we take a look at five of those stories, through the eyes of those who knew them best.
Penn will enroll 2,476 of 3,917 admitted students for the Class of 2015, which puts Penn's yields rates in the middle of the pack among its peers. So far, only 37 have been accepted from the waitlist.
For the first time in Penn’s history, minority students comprise a majority of the newly admitted class, though the process of self-identifying “can prove to be a bit messy.”
With less than 10 days before admits decide whether to attend Penn, some wonder if this week’s developments could impact matriculation numbers for the Class of '15.