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Admissions

09/30/19 10:59pm
The program, called Wharton MBA Advance Access, now allows student in their final year from any university to be accepted early to the full-time MBA program after working for two to four years after graduation.
09/25/19 11:49pm
“Plot twist: turns out that man is Eric Furda, the University of Pennsylvania’s dean of admissions,” Colbert said to horrified laughter from the audience.
09/25/19 9:36am
The study found that 43% of white students admitted to Harvard between 2009 and 2014 were legacy, children of faculty and donors, or athletes.
08/22/19 6:44pm
This year, 70% of 3,345 admitted students accepted their offers, the highest yield rate since the 2009-2010 academic year.
07/29/19 8:10pm
Authorities discovered the college consultant at the center of the national scandal in 2016 while investigating Philip Esformes, the parent who bribed a former coach to help ensure his son's admission to Penn, the Los Angeles Times reported.
07/07/19 8:51am
The acceptance rate of 5.9% constitutes a marked decrease from recent years with an acceptance rate of 7.6% last year and 8.1% in 2017. 
06/24/19 11:30pm
The admissions center moved to the basement of Claudia Cohen Hall in late May after nine months of construction. The new center offers a bigger space and its design reflects Penn Admissions' recent re-branding.
06/17/19 12:57am
2019 Engineering graduate Dayo Adetu sued her high school after failing to receive an unconditional college acceptance in 2014.
06/09/19 9:57pm
Wharton will increase its MBA tuition while Harvard University and the University of Chicago freeze theirs.
04/17/19 11:17pm
The Penn activist groups distributed flyers from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. around locations near Irvine Auditorium, Houston Hall and on Locust Walk. Meanwhile, a teach-in occurred at noon at the Perelman Quadrangle steps. 
04/08/19 6:46pm
Scrapping the early decision student preview day, ConnectEd, this past February, Penn Admissions is changing the Quaker Days model – inviting ED students to join regular decision students on April 8, 10, and 17. 
04/05/19 9:00pm
Philip Esformes was convicted of 20 federal charges, including bribery, after being charged with 26 counts. With over $1.3 billion in fraudulent Medicare and Medicaid claims, Esformes’ trial marked the largest health care fraud case ever charged by the federal government.
04/02/19 8:36pm
Jeramy Botwe, a high school senior from Texas, was accepted into all eight Ivy League schools. Botwe's father is originally from Ghana and came to the United States as a teenager.
04/01/19 8:52pm
Penn, Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Brown, and Dartmouth all saw their lowest admission rates in history – with four of the schools dipping below 6 percent.
04/01/19 3:46am
The Daily Pennsylvanian spoke to some students who were admitted to the Class of 2023 on March 28. Here are their stories. 
03/28/19 4:42pm
Penn has admitted 3,345 students for the Class of 2023 after receiving 44,960 applications, the largest applicant pool to date. 
03/27/19 11:22pm
As the admissions process wraps up for high school seniors, and Penn's regular decision results set to be sent out March 28, prospective and admitted students of the Class of 2023 are coming to terms with their own experiences with wealth and privilege in the admissions process.
03/21/19 2:19pm
Jerome Allen, a former Penn basketball star player and coach, admitted to receiving approximately $300,000 in bribes from Philip Esformes to recruit his son to play basketball for Penn.
03/20/19 5:42pm
Students said the national admissions scandal and the Jerome Allen case have generated discussions on the role that money plays in college admissions. College junior Luke Yamulla referenced the bribery allegations as well as recent tuition hikes in a recent post on Penn’s meme page, Official Unofficial Squirrel Catching Club.
03/18/19 8:19pm
Bank records were analyzed by the witness to show the money trail from Esformes' account to the Key WorldWide Foundation, which prosecutors allege was fraudulent and used to launder bribes from parents trying to gain college admission for their children, Law360 reported.