Admissions

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Over the two-day period, students are introduced to the various academic, social, cultural, residential, and extracurricular opportunities that the University has to offer.
04/17/18 11:28pm
The Scholastic Awards recognized Lubwama as a 2017 Northeast National Student Poet last year, after undergoing a rigorous selection process. 
04/17/18 8:46pm
An unspecified number of colleges received letters on April 5 and 6 informing them of the investigation and instructing them to maintain certain relevant documents. Penn was not one of those schools.
04/16/18 8:17pm
Quaker Days – set to take place this Wednesday and Thursday – serve as an opportunity for students admitted to Penn to spend some time on campus, where they attend special events and visit classes.
02/19/18 7:43pm
Taking application fee waivers into consideration, Penn made approximately $1,817,730 from application fees during this past 2017 admissions cycle.
04/07/18 9:00pm
Of the 280,000 applicants to the Ivy League in 2017, fewer than five were accepted to all eight colleges.
04/01/18 8:54pm
There was a 6 percent increase in the number of admitted international students, who are from 104 different countries, and one in every seven admitted students is the first in their families to attend college. 
03/31/18 6:14pm
Two days after the scandal was revealed, students began petitioning administrators for the university president's resignation letter and the disarmament of campus police.
03/29/18 9:35pm
This year’s admissions cycle produced the lowest acceptance rates in history at every single Ivy League university, except for Yale University. 
03/28/18 5:29pm
The drop from last year's acceptance rate — which broke previous record-low of 9.15 percent for the Class of 2021 — is also the most drastic decrease in recent years
03/26/18 11:29pm
Brown's Undergraduate Council of Students unanimously elected to hold this referendum at their general body meeting on March 14. The election also voted for various student board leaders. 
03/21/18 8:00am
Wharton, which tied for first last year, was among several of Penn's graduate schools that fell in the rankings by 2018 Best Graduate Schools list from U.S. News and World Report.
03/11/18 11:34pm
Penn's Board of Trustees voted to increase undergraduate tuition by 3.8 percent for the upcoming academic year, with the total cost of attendance exceeding $70,000 for the first time.
03/11/18 5:25pm
While Penn First, Penn’s largest FGLI student group, did not sign the letter, Seven|Eight, Penn’s FGLI group specific to Asian Americans, did sign it.
02/25/18 11:17pm
37,409 applications were submitted in the regular decision application process while the remaining 7,073 were part of the early decision batch.
02/18/18 7:36pm
'I think it’s crazy how I haven’t gotten anything for this summer and I’m already recruiting for summer 2019. It just leads to a lot more stress,' sophomore Thomas Woldermariam said.
02/08/18 9:21pm
Every year, the day long programming gives students a glimpse of the life they will experience on Penn’s campus in a few short months.
02/07/18 8:31pm
Sessa's appointment comes at a time where SRFS has come into the spotlight regarding some of the changing policies, and especially the degree of varying information students say the receive about the changes.
12/26/17 9:42am
While Penn wasn’t the only Ivy League university that became more competitive this year, it experienced the largest relative decline in percentage of students accepted.  
12/13/17 7:00pm
Of the early decision applicants accepted this year, 25 percent had a parent or grandparent who had attended Penn and 11 percent are first-generation college students.
12/03/17 6:48pm
“We try to be very up front about these things. Before we get even asked a question on tours, we outwardly mention mental health resources that are available on campus.”
11/28/17 7:25pm
Experts have suggested that this dip in numbers is associated with the rise of President Donald Trump, who has implemented a range of controversial immigration reform policies. 
11/19/17 4:04pm
In a letter, the Asian American Coalition for Education called on the Common App to "stop the practice of subdividing Asian American applicants into 10 subcategories."
11/15/17 3:58pm
The University received 6,731 applications, a 9.5 percent increase from last year's record-breaking number of 6,147 applications.
11/09/17 12:00am
Brown has helped victims of natural disasters multiple times in the past, including after Hurricane Katrina and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. 
11/08/17 11:29pm
Other schools like Yale and Cornell have also extended early admissions deadlines for students affected by natural disasters.
11/01/17 10:47pm
"Our non-profit membership association has spent several million dollars defending itself against these frivolous claims by a for-profit, privately-held company."
10/15/17 3:57pm
A freshman who applied to the University of Rochester as a home-school student was recently expelled for falsifying her transcript. 
10/01/17 9:24pm
Some higher education experts said the new platform may just add to the list of things prospective students have to do, instead of easing the admissions process.  
09/12/17 1:26pm
In the 2017 ranking, Penn tied with Duke University for the eighth spot, but Duke dropped to No. 9 this year.