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Admissions

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.
03/18/19 6:00pm
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.
03/16/19 11:28pm
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.
03/14/19 12:12am
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.
03/12/19 5:20pm
Among the 50 individuals charged with conspiracy to commit racketeering and fraud are famous actors, college coaches, and university administrators. 
03/11/19 11:46pm
Penn Admissions revamped their information sessions and admissions tours, run by Kite and Key Society, to be less focused on "facts and figures" and more on personal anecdotes of Penn.
02/15/19 1:13am
The number of applications Penn received is about a one percent increase from last year's numbers. By comparison, the Class of 2022 saw above a 10 percent increase in applications. 
01/30/19 11:43pm
Admissions officers say there is no formal fact checking process in place and they do not intend to implement one.
01/22/19 9:52pm
Across the Ivy League, early admission rates dropped this year for the Class of 2023.
12/13/18 5:37pm
International students were admitted from 48 different countries, a drop from last year's 54 countries. The number of states with admitted students dropped from 45 last year to 42 this year. 
12/09/18 10:18pm
Across the Ivy League, schools have recently experienced a plateau in terms of Early Decision applicant numbers.
11/30/18 10:26pm
Penn's early decision applicant pool has been steadily growing every year since 2011. 
11/18/18 10:31pm
Of the current first-year students at Penn Law, 75 percent have spent one or more years out of college before enrolling in law school.