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Admissions

03/28/20 11:01pm
The Daily Pennsylvanian spoke with some of the admitted students of the Class of 2024. Here are their stories.
03/26/20 7:24pm
Penn admitted 3,404 out of 42,205 applicants for the Class of 2024. At 8.07%, this year's acceptance rate is slightly higher than last year's 7.44%.
03/06/20 4:42pm
This year's Quaker Days events, which were planned for April 6 and April 15, and the Multicultural Scholars Preview program on April 14, have been canceled, Dean of Admissions Eric Furda wrote in a press release.
01/26/20 10:42pm
Penn received 42,191 applications for the Class of 2024, nearly 3,000 less than last year's applicant pool, breaking nearly a decade of steady growth. 
01/23/20 11:50pm
Legacy students comprised only 5% of Johns Hopkins University's incoming freshman class in 2014, down from 12.5% in 2009.
01/15/20 12:04am
Penn saw a 9% decline in number of ED applicants from last year’s 7,109 applicants. Harvard and Yale also experienced a decline in early action applicants from last year.
12/16/19 7:52pm
The 1,269 students offered admission account for approximately 53% of the expected enrolling class. This year, Penn received 6,453 early decision applications, a 9% decline from last year’s 7,109 applicants.
11/13/19 10:28pm
For the 2019 early decision deadline, Penn received 6,088 applications, while 2018 saw 7,109 applications.
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.