Fierceton recently re-emerged in the national spotlight following a feature in The New Yorker that detailed the story of her history of abuse and investigation by Penn and the Rhodes Trust.
Quaker Days will have sessions for admitted students on five days between April 11 and 19. Campus visits include information sessions and a campus tour led by the Kite and Key Society.
Around 55,000 students applied to Penn this year through both Early and Regular Decision, and around 2,400 students are expected to make up the incoming first-year class.
This year's regular decision admissions cycle marks a shift from past years, given that the University is not publicly highlighting its acceptance rate for its incoming class.
The increase will account for rising expenses due to inflation and support the University’s growing financial aid program, faculty and staff, and interdisciplinary academic offerings.
Penn first implemented the test-optional policy for the 2020-2021 admission cycle after the College Board and ACT testing agencies canceled several testing dates due to COVID-19.
The case was originally brought against Harvard University in 2014 by conservative activist group Students for Fair Admissions on the basis that Harvard and the University of North Carolina discriminate against white and Asian American applicants.
The SAT will still be scored on the 1600 scale and administered in a physical test center with a proctor.
The investigation led to extensive national media coverage and strong reactions from the University community, drawing attention to what it means to qualify as a first-generation, low-income student in higher education.
Penn accepted 15.63% of early decision applicants to the Class of 2026. Admission was offered to 1,218 students, comprising around half of the Class of 2026.
Prosecutors claim that over two decades, these universities have shortchanged over 170,000 aid-eligible students hundreds of millions of dollars in tuition.
Penn released its early admissions decisions for the Class of 2026 on Dec. 16 at 7 p.m.
Schilling entered Penn in 1962 as an undergraduate student and remained at Penn until his retirement from being director of Financial Aid in 2012.
Despite a trend of students from the same high schools consistently being admitted, the Admissions Office maintained that there is no formula to get accepted to Penn.
In the current admissions cycle, Penn will require only one teacher recommendation instead of two. The other letter of recommendation can come from anyone who can comment on the student's character.
While there will still be optional virtual programming, Kite and Key and Penn Admissions said the return of in-person tours will help prospective students engage with the Penn community.
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Penn offered admission to about 165 of the more than 3,500 students who applied to Penn this year, according to Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions Sara Cohen.
The Class of 2021's final year at Penn was marked by pandemic-induced modifications to academics and campus life, featuring online classes, COVID-19 testing, and a largely shuttered campus.