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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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."
The University received 6,731 applications, a 9.5 percent increase from last year's record-breaking number of 6,147 applications.
Brown has helped victims of natural disasters multiple times in the past, including after Hurricane Katrina and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
Other schools like Yale and Cornell have also extended early admissions deadlines for students affected by natural disasters.
"Our non-profit membership association has spent several million dollars defending itself against these frivolous claims by a for-profit, privately-held company."