Admissions

05/07/15 4:35pm
Last year, the yield rate for the Class of 2018 was also 66 percent. The overall acceptance rate for the Class of 2019 was 9.9 percent, also the same number as last year.
04/29/15 3:28am
A college consultant said that admissions officers will investigate if any concerns are raised about a particular applicant.
04/28/15 3:50am
Many rising high school seniors apply to the intensive business program, Leadership in the Business World, with an ultimate hope of gaining admission to Wharton.
04/27/15 4:14am
Alumnae from the classes of 1975, 1985 and 1995 shared their application stories, and revealed how much things have changed.
04/21/15 2:43am
Some students are placed on the waitlist at Penn to maintain relations with schools or families.
04/20/15 5:18am
The Daily Pennsylvanian checked in with three of Penn's newest Quakers to find out what drew them to Penn and what they hope to experience when they arrive on campus.
04/16/15 3:09am
The Benjamin Franklin Scholars program promises to offer undergraduates a fulfilling, intellectually rigorous way to pursue their interests at Penn, but some students say the program could use improving.
04/15/15 5:33am
As hundreds of prospective Penn students flood campus for Quaker Days, current students are gearing up for the wildest weekend of the year.
04/14/15 5:05am
As hundreds of recently-admitted high school students buzz around campus, the Undergraduate Admissions Office and the members of the Kite and Key Society are working hard to present Penn in a "positive light."
04/13/15 6:55pm
The protest was sparked by the announcement that the Africa Center will close and the African Studies department will merge with the Center for Africana Studies.
04/08/15 5:49am
Although a string of Greek life scandals have proliferated in the national media, Penn continues to give fraternities and sororities a positive spin to prospective students.
04/06/15 5:47am
Students and administration think there's more to a good graduate program than numbers.
04/03/15 2:00pm
Because early decision is a binding agreement, students who are accepted to schools early must commit before they receive their financial aid packages.
04/02/15 4:05am

Admission stats across the Ivy League

Out of all the Ivies, only Yale and Cornell saw an increase in their acceptance rate this year, whereas Penn had the same acceptance rate
04/01/15 4:00am
Though Penn's acceptance rate is as low as ever, a new ranking claims that's not the only data point that matters. 
03/31/15 4:24pm
Today at 5 pm EST, regular decision applicants to the Class of 2019 will be able to access their decisions via the online applicant portal.
03/30/15 6:06am
Nursing freshman Delaney Jenkins was underwhelmed after viewing her admissions files.
03/30/15 5:59am
Getting by as an undocumented immigrant is difficult — but at Penn and beyond, this population is seeing growing support.
03/27/15 6:00pm
Next Tuesday, thousands of hopeful applicants will learn whether or not they have been accepted to Penn.
03/23/15 5:06am
Applicants with connections were more likely to be accepted to UT Austin. But this phenomenon occurs subtly at colleges everywhere, with Penn being no exception.