Admissions

08/31/16 4:46am
Penn reversed its position on Score Choice, which obliged students to include all of their recorded standardized test scores on their application.
07/18/16 2:45pm
An incoming Penn freshman was accused of sexual assault in a legal complaint, The Boston Globe reported Wednesday.
07/07/16 2:49am
Predicting yield is proving challenging as students’ application habits are changing. This past spring, nearby Pennsylvania State University was faced with an unexpectedly large incoming class. Nearly a third of admitted students accepted their offers by the decision deadline, up 30 percent from the year before.
06/23/16 2:49pm
Abigail Fisher, a white woman who was denied admission to the school, brought the case against University of Texas at Austin in 2008.
05/31/16 1:34pm
This year, between 68 and 69 percent of students admitted to Penn's Class of 2020 committed to the school.
05/13/16 5:18am
Plans that hopeful high school seniors write on their college applications rarely end up falling in line with what they actually do at Penn.
04/27/16 6:35am
In early April, around 200 accepted LGBTQ students and allies received emails from members of Penn's queer community, telling them about the wide variety of LGBTQ resources that Penn offers.
04/27/16 6:30am
The The Daily Pennsylvanian caught up with three incoming students to talk about their how they decided to come to Penn.
04/26/16 6:00am
The Graduate School of Education won a $138,000 grant earlier this month to study the law school admissions market.
04/13/16 6:15am
Some classes, especially this far into the semester, may prove challenging for prospective freshmen.
04/13/16 6:13am
For the admissions office, these three days are the result of months, even years, of planning, as well as a large amount of money.
04/04/16 5:13am
See how this year's rate of 9.4 percent compares to the other schools in the Ivy League.
03/31/16 7:57pm
Penn received 38,918 applications this year, and 3,661 students were admitted.
03/30/16 6:22am
Close to home but a world away for many Philadelphia high school students, Penn's high standards make it nearly impossible for many students to apply or to be accepted at the university.
03/30/16 6:17am
New research from the U.K. Higher Education International Unit shows that in the last decade, the number of international students going to college in the United States has dropped by over 6 percent.
03/26/16 10:00am
The Class of 2020 application pool for Penn this year was the biggest in university history, with a record number of 38,792 applicants.
03/14/16 5:32am
Over the last few years, technology has made an enormous impact on the college admissions process — for better or for worse.
03/02/16 4:42am
This Saturday, high school juniors around the country will rise early to tackle the SAT. But for the first time since 2005, it's a different test.
02/25/16 7:16am
Having an older sibling at Penn may seem as if it could be hard to live up to throughout the admissions process, but many current freshmen with older siblings feel that their brother or sister was actually a great resource at the time.
02/04/16 5:15am
When considering what traits colleges look for in their applicants, kindness and compassion do not immediately spring to mind.