Admissions

10/24/11 12:01am

For students in India, Penn less competitive than schools near home

India has roughly 600 millions citizens under the age of 25. As a result, the country’s universities have become overwhelmed with applicants, The New York Times reported last week.
10/20/11 10:35pm

Penn ranks ninth in global university rankings

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
10/19/11 10:10pm

Admissions prepares to read early applications

Despite Harvard and Princeton’s reinstated early action programs, Dean of Admissions Eric Furda does not anticipate a drop in early decision applications to Penn. INTERACTIVE: Early rates around the Ivies
10/12/11 11:05pm

Penn ranks 16th in 'World University Rankings'

Penn advanced from the 19th to 16th spot in the ‘World University Rankings’ by Times Higher Education. The rankings, which placed California Institute of Technology at number one, consider international universities.
10/05/11 11:42pm

Penn atmosphere attracts, repels transfers

Jerome Vivino, formerly a member of Penn’s Class of 2013, first transferred from Wharton to the College, then out of Penn entirely. Vivino is not alone — about one in three college students will transfer universities throughout the course of their education. Interactive: Transfers at Penn
10/03/11 11:26pm

VIPER program looks to recruit inaugural class

The program — a joint venture between the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Science — will admit around 25 students interested in alternative energy research.
09/26/11 11:22pm

SAT remains for Penn applicants despite potential unfairness

Although College Board announced earlier this month that the SAT score gap between the average low income and wealthy applicants has continued to widen, Penn will continue to look to the test as a factor for admissions.
09/25/11 11:51pm

Financial aid calculator to come to Penn

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.
09/19/11 10:02pm

Penn to track applications from charter schools

Because Penn is witnessing a surge of applicants from charter schools, admissions officers will add a code to track charter schools for the first time.
09/12/11 11:27pm

MBA admissions to pilot discussion-based supplement

For Wharton School MBA hopefuls, a written application may no longer be enough.
09/06/11 11:22pm

Penn aims to include LGBT question in app

This fall, Elmhurst College applicants will have the option to answer a question about their sexual orientation. Since Penn has been recognized as a leader among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender-friendly colleges, students and administrators wonder whether the University will follow suit.