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Admissions

03/11/18 11:34pm
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.
03/11/18 5:25pm
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.
02/25/18 11:17pm
37,409 applications were submitted in the regular decision application process while the remaining 7,073 were part of the early decision batch.
02/19/18 7:43pm
Taking application fee waivers into consideration, Penn made approximately $1,817,730 from application fees during this past 2017 admissions cycle.
02/18/18 7:36pm
'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.
02/08/18 9:21pm
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.
02/07/18 8:31pm
Sessa's appointment comes at a time where SRFS has come into the spotlight regarding some of the changing policies, and especially the degree of varying information students say the receive about the changes.
12/26/17 9:42am
While Penn wasn’t the only Ivy League university that became more competitive this year, it experienced the largest relative decline in percentage of students accepted.  
12/13/17 7:00pm
Of the early decision applicants accepted this year, 25 percent had a parent or grandparent who had attended Penn and 11 percent are first-generation college students.
12/03/17 6:48pm
“We try to be very up front about these things. Before we get even asked a question on tours, we outwardly mention mental health resources that are available on campus.”
11/28/17 7:25pm
Experts have suggested that this dip in numbers is associated with the rise of President Donald Trump, who has implemented a range of controversial immigration reform policies. 
11/19/17 4:04pm
In a letter, the Asian American Coalition for Education called on the Common App to "stop the practice of subdividing Asian American applicants into 10 subcategories."
11/15/17 3:58pm
The University received 6,731 applications, a 9.5 percent increase from last year's record-breaking number of 6,147 applications.
11/09/17 12:00am
Brown has helped victims of natural disasters multiple times in the past, including after Hurricane Katrina and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. 
11/08/17 11:29pm
Other schools like Yale and Cornell have also extended early admissions deadlines for students affected by natural disasters.
11/01/17 10:47pm
"Our non-profit membership association has spent several million dollars defending itself against these frivolous claims by a for-profit, privately-held company."
10/15/17 3:57pm
A freshman who applied to the University of Rochester as a home-school student was recently expelled for falsifying her transcript. 
10/01/17 9:24pm
Some higher education experts said the new platform may just add to the list of things prospective students have to do, instead of easing the admissions process.  
09/12/17 1:26pm
In the 2017 ranking, Penn tied with Duke University for the eighth spot, but Duke dropped to No. 9 this year.
08/30/17 10:47pm
Sixteen percent of Penn undergraduates are legacies. That's more than the percentage of black students or first-generation students.