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Admissions

09/15/21 10:22pm
In the current admissions cycle, Penn will require only one teacher recommendation instead of two. The other letter of recommendation can come from anyone who can comment on the student's character.
09/13/21 11:13pm
While there will still be optional virtual programming, Kite and Key and Penn Admissions said the return of in-person tours will help prospective students engage with the Penn community. 
08/02/21 12:26am
The Wharton School announced that nearly 52% of its incoming MBA students will be women, a 5% increase in the number of women enrolled since the program's most gender-equal Class of 2021.
07/22/21 1:37am
As Gutmann awaits U.S. Senate confirmation for her ambassadorship, here's a look at her greatest accomplishments during her 17-year presidency. 
06/24/21 12:57am
Penn offered admission to about 165 of the more than 3,500 students who applied to Penn this year, according to Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions Sara Cohen.
05/16/21 6:20pm
The Class of 2021's final year at Penn was marked by pandemic-induced modifications to academics and campus life, featuring online classes, COVID-19 testing, and a largely shuttered campus.
05/16/21 6:19pm
In the Class of 2021's sophomore year, Penn students turned out in droves for the 2018 midterm elections and the University became embroiled in an admissions scandal that took the nation by storm in spring 2019.
04/09/21 12:51am
Penn released decisions for regular decision applicants on Tuesday, offering admission to 3,202 students and recording its lowest ever acceptance rate of 5.68%.
04/06/21 7:17pm
This year marked Penn's largest application pool in history, with 56,333 — a 34% increase from last year. Penn offered admission to 3,202 of these applicants
02/15/21 2:40am
Penn received a record increase in international applicants for the Class of 2025, even as international student enrollment in the United States saw a drastic decrease this year amid the pandemic. 
02/09/21 11:29am
The University announced Whitney Soule, the current dean of admissions and financial aid at Bowdoin College, as its next vice provost and dean of admissions.
02/03/21 12:05am
The large applicant pool, likely influenced by test-optional policies enacted in the wake of COVID-19, is set to result in Penn's lowest-ever acceptance rate, according to Penn Admissions. 
01/26/21 3:24am
The pandemic has driven an increased number of medical school applications this year, with many prospective students inspired by firsthand experiences with COVID-19 and frontline workers' heroism.
01/20/21 7:18pm
The Daily Pennsylvanian spoke with five students who were admitted early decision to the Class of 2025 after navigating an unprecedented year for college application processes. Here are their stories.
12/16/20 8:23pm
The early decision acceptance rate for the Class of 2025 marks a 4.7 percentage point decrease from last year. This year, 7,962 students applied through the University's early decision program, a 23% increase from last year's 6,453 applicants.
10/19/20 11:31pm
While most colleges assure students that they will not be at a disadvantage if they do not submit test scores, some college counseling specialists question the assertion.
10/04/20 11:10pm
The admissions office decided back in March that their fall programming – like tours and information sessions, as well as traveling to speak at high schools – would be virtual, five months before the University went fully online.
10/04/20 11:06pm
Dean of Admissions Eric Furda said he does not expect the gap year increase to have a “significant impact on the selectivity or opportunity” during the upcoming admission cycle. 
06/29/20 1:21am
Students, including Kite and Key Society president and Rising Engineering senior Sofia Gonzalez, said they were shocked and saddened by Furda's decision to leave the University after leading the Admissions Office for 12 years.
06/18/20 2:04pm
After leading Penn's Admissions Office since 2008, Furda will join the college counseling team at William Penn Charter School.