Over the last few years, technology has made an enormous impact on the college admissions process — for better or for worse.
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.
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.
When considering what traits colleges look for in their applicants, kindness and compassion do not immediately spring to mind.
"How many sexual partners have you had since being here?" and other inappropriate questions to ask on a college tour.
For the Class of 2020, 44 percent of ED students self-identify as minorities.
The University netted $517.20 million in funds, according to an annual survey conducted by the Council for Aid to Education.
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.
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.
In total, there were 38,792 applicants — a 4 percent increase from last year.
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.
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.
In 20 years, a year of Penn tuition is projected to cost $110,370.
Kaplan conducted its annual survey of 120 law schools and found that 88 percent are confident that their number of applicants will increase this year.
Almost every student currently applying to Penn this year will have an alumnus reach out to them for an interview, but it wasn’t always this way.
For some students, visiting Penn wasn't feasible before they made their college decisions
Next year’s freshmen are in for a treat: Their academic year has been announced to be the Year of Media, and unlike the many previous freshmen classes who were assigned to read novels, they will be instructed to watch and reflect on the classic film “Citizen Kane.”
Penn’s Board of Trustees met for their fall meetings last Thursday and Friday.
Last year, 54.4 percent of the Class of 2019 was filled by early decision applicants.
Historically, Penn had a similar program, Dean of Admissions Eric Furda said. But reviving the program does not seem to be a priority.