Penn's overall acceptance rate of 12.3 percent for the Class of 2016 is the exact same as the initial acceptance rate last year. INTERACTIVE: Penn Admission Rates Over Time VIDEO: Your Admissions Memories LAST YEAR: Penn admissions drops to 12.3 percent
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Earlier this month, the College Board announced a new pilot program composed of an interdisciplinary seminar during junior year of high school and a capstone research project and paper during senior year.
Last month, the College Savings Foundation’s third annual “How Youth Plan to Fund College” survey of more than 500 16-and-17-year-olds showed an increasing awareness of the financial burdens of college, but also an increasing gap between awareness and action.
According to the Office of Admissions, the alumni interview is completely optional and about 6,500 Penn alumni will interview only half of all applicants per year based largely on geographic location and the number of volunteer interviewers.
The Office of Admissions is making more of a push to reach out to students who don’t have the resources to take an extensive look at the campus.
Each trip has a different project on a different site, but all of them share the same basic structure: groups of 12-14 travel somewhere in the country and engage in community service.
The College Board — which administers AP exams — released the eighth annual AP Report to the Nation earlier this month, detailing statistics of students who took AP tests. INTERACTIVE: 2011 AP Report examines race, increasing test-takers
At a town hall meeting on college affordability, the leaders — which included names like Philadelphia Mayor and 1979 Wharton graduate Michael Nutter and former Pennsylvania Gov. and 1965 College graduate Ed Rendell — ran through different ideas to help keep college costs down at Penn and across the nation.
Every year, Penn sends academic likely letters to students the University believes will be competitive in the applicant pools of peer institutions.
Dean of Admissions Eric Furda said there is “a growing public need for people who are willing to give advice” about colleges, which often comes in the form of college counselors.
Tonight, Ware College House will host the East Coast premiere of First Generation, a documentary that follows four first-generation college applicants as they make their way through the admissions process.
College Connection would recruit a group of current undergraduates in the College to reach out to admitted students who have not yet decided to matriculate to Penn.
For the Class of 2016, the Admissions Office sent out 886 deferral notifications to hopeful applicants, informing them that they would have to wait until the end of March to hear from Penn.
About thirty-five years later in the digital age, the Common App announced last month that its online system is scheduled for a makeover in 2013 to better handle the projected increases in application volume.
Following Penn’s 1.7-percent drop in overall applications for the Class of 2016, Harvard, Princeton, Brown and Columbia universities have announced decreases of 1.9, 1.7, 7 and 8.9 percent, respectively. INTERACTIVE: Ivy League Admission Rates
For some students, taking a gap year comes not only with a broader world view, but also a lighter wallet. While traditional gap year programs may cost thousands of dollars, a few are finding ways to lessen the financial burden. VIDEO: Word on the Walk: Gap years
According to _U.S. News and World Report_, Penn is the 10th most popular school based on yield rates from the Class of 2014.
The Admissions Dean’s Advisory Board — which Dean of Admissions Eric Furda brought together last year to involve undergraduates in the University’s recruitment process — is currently piloting a program for academic likely letter recipients.
Dean of Admissions Eric Furda believes there may be more to the numbers than meets the eye.
As part of an effort to remain in compliance with the federal Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, the University released its own version of the calculator in late October.