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Unlike in years past, wide-eyed and newly admitted students this year will not be experiencing Penn on the Friday of Fling.
The Starbucks under 1920 Commons was transformed Thursday evening from a study area to a bustling scene of students and staff from the Office of Admissions writing postcards to 1,200 lucky admitted students.
This year, 12.1 percent of total applicants were admitted to the Class of 2017, a slight decrease from last year’s 12.3 percent, marking a record low for Penn.
On Thursday March 7, around 200 lucky students received an email from Penn’s Dean of Admissions Eric Furda congratulating them on their likely acceptance to Penn.
Despite the hype surrounding massive open online courses, some challenges remain for both students and educators.
The SAT, a rite of passage for many college-bound students throughout the country, will be undergoing a redesign.
This year’s new Penn Alumni Interview Program had an ambitious goal of interviewing 100 percent of applicants by 2015, and in this year’s admissions cycle, Penn has gotten closer. .
On a campus like Penn’s, where racial diversity has become a contentious and oft-discussed issue, socioeconomic diversity is a side of the debate that is less visible.
Potential Penn transfers often have a lot of questions on their minds , but not many outlets to direct them toward.
For many of the nation’s soldiers, coming home from war can be almost as challenging as leaving for deployment.
While many freshmen nationally attend college for practical purposes, it may not be the case for Penn students.
A completely new set of essay questions await next year’s pool of applicants on the 2013-2014 Common Application.
Watch the recap of Dean Furda’s appearance on The TODAY show.
For admitted students, Penn Preview Days is often their first look at Penn, and their experience that day can make a big difference in their ultimate decision.
More than two centuries after the original was signed in Pennsylvania, a new Bill of Rights has been drawn up.
For most college applicants, filling out the demographics section of the Common Application is as easy as selecting from a drop-down menu. For undocumented students, however, the answers aren’t as black and white.
In the high-pressure road race that is the college admissions process, certain checks and balances are put in place to make sure applicants are telling the truth. But there are few official processes stopping those reporting application data from smudging some facts.
In this year’s undergraduate admissions cycle, Penn received 31,219 applications, just one more than last year’s total of 31,218.
For some students, the escalating violence in Israel and the Gaza Strip is not just a political issue, but also a personal one.