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.
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.
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.
2019 Engineering graduate Dayo Adetu sued her high school after failing to receive an unconditional college acceptance in 2014.
Wharton will increase its MBA tuition while Harvard University and the University of Chicago freeze theirs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Penn, Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Brown, and Dartmouth all saw their lowest admission rates in history – with four of the schools dipping below 6 percent.
The Daily Pennsylvanian spoke to some students who were admitted to the Class of 2023 on March 28. Here are their stories.
Penn has admitted 3,345 students for the Class of 2023 after receiving 44,960 applications, the largest applicant pool to date.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Legend, who studied English while at Penn, mentioned that he went to a "good school" and added that others are viewing the scandal "rightly as fraudulent and dishonest." He and his wife, Christine Teigen, also posted a photo on Twitter with their heads photoshopped onto professional soccer players’ bodies.
The new ties between Philip Esformes and William Singer were introduced in Miami federal court a few days after more than 50 individuals were indicted in the national admissions scandal.
Penn hired an outside consultant to review procedures after former men's basketball coach Jerome Allen pleaded guilty in October 2018 to accepting bribes to help a current Penn senior gain admission.
Among the 50 individuals charged with conspiracy to commit racketeering and fraud are famous actors, college coaches, and university administrators.