Among the 50 individuals charged with conspiracy to commit racketeering and fraud are famous actors, college coaches, and university administrators.
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.
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.
Admissions officers say there is no formal fact checking process in place and they do not intend to implement one.
Across the Ivy League, early admission rates dropped this year for the Class of 2023.
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.
Across the Ivy League, schools have recently experienced a plateau in terms of Early Decision applicant numbers.
Penn's early decision applicant pool has been steadily growing every year since 2011.
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.
There are approximately 150 guides currently in the Kite and Key Society, each of whom are expected to lead one campus tour a week.
Penn announced it would give students living in North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, and the Florida panhandle an extension until Nov. 12 to send in their ED applications, as well as waive the $75 application fee.
Penn Athletics is currently in the "final stages" of an internal investigation conducted by a hired outside legal counsel.
The LSAT transition to digital testing will begin in July 2019. The only change is that students will now be using a Samsung tablet and stylus, rather than traditional pen and paper, to take the exam.
Now in its fifth year, PEEP welcomed 113 high school seniors from 32 states to campus for three days.
The University dropped two ranks from last year, now placing behind Princeton University.
Furda said the lack of available data may add to the stress surrounding the already existing mystique surrounding college admissions.
Penn saw a 6 percent increase in the number of international applicants during the 2017-18 admissions cycle.
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.