The Justice Department supported the students Thursday, arguing that Harvard has failed to prove it does not unlawfully discriminate against Asian Americans in its admissions process.
For the 2017-2018 school year, Penn had a transfer acceptance rate of 8.14 percent and took in 221 out of the 2,715 students who applied. These numbers are second only to Cornell University.
While some universities — most liberal arts colleges — across the country have done so since the 1950s, the University of Chicago is the first top-10 research university in the United States to adopt a test-optional admissions policy, according to the Washington Post.
In an emailed statement, Penn Law announced the launch of a pilot program that aimed to strengthen the school’s “cross-disciplinary curriculum” by accepting two examinations that are mainly taken by business students.
Over the two-day period, students are introduced to the various academic, social, cultural, residential, and extracurricular opportunities that the University has to offer.
The Scholastic Awards recognized Lubwama as a 2017 Northeast National Student Poet last year, after undergoing a rigorous selection process.
An unspecified number of colleges received letters on April 5 and 6 informing them of the investigation and instructing them to maintain certain relevant documents. Penn was not one of those schools.
Quaker Days – set to take place this Wednesday and Thursday – serve as an opportunity for students admitted to Penn to spend some time on campus, where they attend special events and visit classes.
Of the 280,000 applicants to the Ivy League in 2017, fewer than five were accepted to all eight colleges.
There was a 6 percent increase in the number of admitted international students, who are from 104 different countries, and one in every seven admitted students is the first in their families to attend college.
Two days after the scandal was revealed, students began petitioning administrators for the university president's resignation letter and the disarmament of campus police.
The drop from last year's acceptance rate — which broke previous record-low of 9.15 percent for the Class of 2021 — is also the most drastic decrease in recent years
Brown's Undergraduate Council of Students unanimously elected to hold this referendum at their general body meeting on March 14. The election also voted for various student board leaders.
Wharton, which tied for first last year, was among several of Penn's graduate schools that fell in the rankings by 2018 Best Graduate Schools list from U.S. News and World Report.
Penn's Board of Trustees voted to increase undergraduate tuition by 3.8 percent for the upcoming academic year, with the total cost of attendance exceeding $70,000 for the first time.
While Penn First, Penn’s largest FGLI student group, did not sign the letter, Seven|Eight, Penn’s FGLI group specific to Asian Americans, did sign it.
37,409 applications were submitted in the regular decision application process while the remaining 7,073 were part of the early decision batch.
Taking application fee waivers into consideration, Penn made approximately $1,817,730 from application fees during this past 2017 admissions cycle.
'I think it’s crazy how I haven’t gotten anything for this summer and I’m already recruiting for summer 2019. It just leads to a lot more stress,' sophomore Thomas Woldermariam said.
Every year, the day long programming gives students a glimpse of the life they will experience on Penn’s campus in a few short months.