Admissions

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.
02/02/16 6:33am
"How many sexual partners have you had since being here?" and other inappropriate questions to ask on a college tour.
02/02/16 6:26am
For the Class of 2020, 44 percent of ED students self-identify as minorities.
01/29/16 11:00am
The University netted $517.20 million in funds, according to an annual survey conducted by the Council for Aid to Education. 
01/25/16 6:05am
This year, Dean of Admissions Eric Furda said, the University had about 11,000 high schools in its applicant pool, which is higher than in past years.
01/21/16 7:17am
In the College of Arts and Sciences, “undecided” is the most popular intended major — only around 30 percent of students actually indicate a major on their application.
01/13/16 5:25am
In total, there were 38,792 applicants — a 4 percent increase from last year.
01/13/16 3:04am
Johnathan Phillips, a senior at McKinney North High School in Texas who has struggled with homelessness for most of his life, will become a Penn freshman in the fall of 2016.
12/11/15 4:57pm
Penn admitted 23.2% of its Early Decision applicants this year, down a fraction of a percentage point from last year’s 24% admittance rate.
12/07/15 4:51am
In 20 years, a year of Penn tuition is projected to cost $110,370.