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Admissions

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Programming this year featured an opening ceremony at Irvine Auditorium, a student life fair on Locust Walk, campus tours hosted by the Kite and Key Society, and panels directed towards specific schools and dual-degree programs. 
04/11/24 2:12am
The Daily Pennsylvanian spoke with five students from the Regular Decision Class of 2028 to learn about their backgrounds, interests, and what led them to commit to Penn. 
03/28/24 7:12pm
This marks the largest application pool in Penn's history and an increase of more than 10% from last year.
03/28/24 1:39am
The Daily Pennsylvanian examined evidence of private communications between Biden and University administrators about the admissions process.
03/17/24 9:59pm
Karabel, a professor emeritus in sociology at UC Berkeley and author of “The Chosen: A Hidden History of Admission and Exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton," led the discussion.
03/06/24 8:51pm
The Penn Admissions announcement did not include any rationale for the extension.
02/27/24 1:04am
The changes include shortening the list of questions by more than half, moving back the date the form becomes available, and no longer considering the number of the applicant's siblings attending other universities.
02/21/24 12:06am
Penn's test-optional policy was first implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic during the 2020-21 admissions cycle and has been extended every cycle since.
02/04/24 10:55pm
The Office of Financial Aid told the Daily Pennsylvanian that student financial aid packages will not be impacted by the FAFSA delay. 
01/18/24 11:00pm
The Daily Pennsylvanian spoke with five members of the Class of 2028 about their backgrounds, aspirations, and what drew them to choose Penn.
01/18/24 10:59pm
Incoming Class of 2028 students shared their concerns about administrative turmoil and the campus climate, as well as their hopes for the University’s direction by the time they matriculate.
01/18/24 1:39am
The United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights is investigating whether the University's usage of legacy preferences in admissions decisions constitutes racial discrimination.
12/14/23 7:04pm
Over 8,500 students applied to Penn through the Early Decision program this year, according to the University’s announcement.
12/11/23 11:39pm
From the overturn of affirmative action to a quiet restructuring of legacy admissions policies, Penn Admissions was marked by change this year. 
10/31/23 9:13pm
Economists at Opportunity Insights compared SAT and ACT scores from 2011, 2013, and 2015 to federal income tax records of students’ parents spanning the previous six years
10/25/23 1:15am
In the statement, the Club said that its alumni members will effectively stop their public support of the University. The Club plans to continue its philanthropic efforts within the Israeli community and beyond. 
09/05/23 10:08pm
Other changes to the Penn application in recent years include the introduction of the gratitude prompt to the supplemental essays in 2022.
08/30/23 9:52pm
In the memorandum, Williams voiced his concern that allowing legacy admissions at Pennsylvania universities would violate the recent Supreme Court ruling regarding affirmative action.
08/30/23 9:16pm
According to the data, approximately 30% of the Class of 2026 did not submit test scores in 2022. 
08/21/23 10:04pm
As the new school year starts, here are five of Penn’s leaders whose names you will hear often.