Penn First, the student organization for first generation, low income (FGLI) students on campus, implemented a range of projects after their inaugural summit in April this year.
Penn “encourages applicants from a growing number of homeschool students”. Although homeschool has been a growing trend for the last decade, Dean of Admissions Eric Furda estimated that Penn receives only about 20 applications per year from homeschooled students. He stressed that the figure was not exact.
The change, which was enacted over the summer, restricted students from applying Early Action to private schools while simultaneously applying Early Decision to Penn.
Penn's rankings fluctuate from year to year and across publications.
The new policy aims to ensure that early applicants are as committed to Penn as possible.
Penn reversed its position on Score Choice, which obliged students to include all of their recorded standardized test scores on their application.
An incoming Penn freshman was accused of sexual assault in a legal complaint, The Boston Globe reported Wednesday.
Predicting yield is proving challenging as students’ application habits are changing. This past spring, nearby Pennsylvania State University was faced with an unexpectedly large incoming class. Nearly a third of admitted students accepted their offers by the decision deadline, up 30 percent from the year before.
Abigail Fisher, a white woman who was denied admission to the school, brought the case against University of Texas at Austin in 2008.
This year, between 68 and 69 percent of students admitted to Penn's Class of 2020 committed to the school.
Plans that hopeful high school seniors write on their college applications rarely end up falling in line with what they actually do at Penn.
In early April, around 200 accepted LGBTQ students and allies received emails from members of Penn's queer community, telling them about the wide variety of LGBTQ resources that Penn offers.
The The Daily Pennsylvanian caught up with three incoming students to talk about their how they decided to come to Penn.
The Graduate School of Education won a $138,000 grant earlier this month to study the law school admissions market.
Some classes, especially this far into the semester, may prove challenging for prospective freshmen.
For the admissions office, these three days are the result of months, even years, of planning, as well as a large amount of money.
See how this year's rate of 9.4 percent compares to the other schools in the Ivy League.
Penn received 38,918 applications this year, and 3,661 students were admitted.
Close to home but a world away for many Philadelphia high school students, Penn's high standards make it nearly impossible for many students to apply or to be accepted at the university.
New research from the U.K. Higher Education International Unit shows that in the last decade, the number of international students going to college in the United States has dropped by over 6 percent.
The Class of 2020 application pool for Penn this year was the biggest in university history, with a record number of 38,792 applicants.
Over the last few years, technology has made an enormous impact on the college admissions process — for better or for worse.
This Saturday, high school juniors around the country will rise early to tackle the SAT. But for the first time since 2005, it's a different test.
Having an older sibling at Penn may seem as if it could be hard to live up to throughout the admissions process, but many current freshmen with older siblings feel that their brother or sister was actually a great resource at the time.
When considering what traits colleges look for in their applicants, kindness and compassion do not immediately spring to mind.
"How many sexual partners have you had since being here?" and other inappropriate questions to ask on a college tour.
For the Class of 2020, 44 percent of ED students self-identify as minorities.
The University netted $517.20 million in funds, according to an annual survey conducted by the Council for Aid to Education.
This year, Dean of Admissions Eric Furda said, the University had about 11,000 high schools in its applicant pool, which is higher than in past years.
In the College of Arts and Sciences, “undecided” is the most popular intended major — only around 30 percent of students actually indicate a major on their application.