Office of Admissions reinforced its effort in Penn’s commitment to creating a diverse community.PEEP – Penn Early Exploration Program – launched its first application earlier this month with the goal of having talented high school seniors from historically underrepresented population learn about Penn and its application process.This equity and access initiative definition “historically underrepresented” population includes first-generation Asian Americans and LGBTQ in addition to its usual minority groups.“This year we reached out directly to prospective students in our database and community-based organizations like Questbridge, KIPP and National Hispanic Institute to promote the program to their students,” Vice Dean of Office of Admissions Yvonne Romero Da Silva said in an email statement.There were previous programs similar to PEEP, but the new program approaches the students more directly than counselor nomination based program before.
On Tuesday night, the Class of 2018 gathered on College Green for Convocation.
The new admit survived the Rwandan Genocide. Today he’s passionate about painting and business.
The program typically sees about 28 applicants; this year about 130 applied.
Multicultural Scholars Days runs from April 6-7, which then becomes Quaker Days for all students admitted regular decision from April 7-9.
For College freshman Taha Tariq, an online course offered a path to Penn.
The Princeton Review has ranked Penn in its top 75 best value colleges for three years in a row. The study takes into consideration factors such as GPA, academics, and financial aid.
Penn received 35,788 regular decision applications, a 14 percent increase from last year’s 31,250 apps.
The Office of Admissions will accept Regular Decision applications until Jan. 6.
The Office of Admissions is now instructing tour guides, who are members of the Kite and Key Society, to say less about starting new clubs or language courses.
The University received 5,133 applications, which is a 41 percent increase from 2008.
Furda cited ongoing technical issues with the Common Application as his office’s reasoning for pushing the ED deadline to Nov. 11.
Even though the Common Application has been afflicted with technical issues this year, Penn still maintains that all early decision candidates send in their applications by Nov. 1.
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Penn has changed its supplement to focus on academics in response to the new essay prompts.
Penn has jumped from 17 to 11 in Forbes’ top college rankings, which were published last Wednesday.
The University has admitted 43 students into the Class of 2017 from the waitlist this year in its lowest number of acceptances from the waitlist since 2008.
In a 7-1 ruling delivered by Justice Anthony Kennedy, the Supreme Court ordered that Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin be reheard by a lower court because the fifth circuit court of appeals failed to “hold the University to the demanding burden of strict scrutiny” in its original decision.
Admissions consulting firms have been around for a while now, and with a constant flow of demand from both undergraduate and graduate students seeking advice on how to perfect their applications to various programs, the industry is flourishing.
The University prides itself on elevating groups that have faced discrimination, but it is penalizing Asian Americans for their success despite prejudice.