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05/24/15 2:00pm

Alum launches film series on post-Penn life

2011 College graduate and founder of Prillen Steven Allen has released the trailer of "Childlike," a film series on 20-somethings finding their place in New York City.
04/13/15 4:32am
Each year, thousands of students apply to be paid to conduct independent research or teach English abroad. 
04/07/15 2:37pm

The Grad Student experience

While undergraduates are busy biting hats on Hey Day, jumping in bouncy castles during Fling, or banding together to scream the night before the first economics midterm, graduate students live in a different world.
02/25/15 6:28am
Receiving emails from Canvas for note takers is nothing unusual for Penn students. For some, sign language translators at lectures are not so surprising either.
02/18/15 5:31am
A part of Penn’s campus under the Provost’s office, the ICA collaborates with other schools for student involvement.
02/18/15 5:19am
One year since its launch, the NOMsense Bakery — which specializes in decadent cookie sandwiches — is no longer a hobby three undergraduate students are passionate about. The cookie sandwich business has concrete plans to serve Penn students.
01/29/15 6:32am
If rap brings Eminem, Juicy J or O.T. Genasis first to mind, you haven’t seen the other side of hip-hop yet.
01/28/15 6:18am
Wearing suits every day and flocking to Huntsman Hall for OCR information sessions is not the only way Wharton students chase their dreams. Nick Silverio, a Wharton sophomore, is pursuing his dance career while taking a short break from Penn.
01/21/15 7:17pm
Penn Glee Club, Penn Sori, and Penn Shabbatones performed at the White House over winter break.
12/15/14 10:02pm
Penn admitted 24 percent of its early-decision applicant pool, a drop of 1.3 percentage points from last year's 25.3 percent acceptance rate.
12/09/14 8:32am

Penn logs increase in Pell Grant recipients

Despite constant criticism that selective colleges are inaccessible to students of lower socio-economic background, the number of Pell Grant recipients has increased in the last six years at Penn. Since 2008, the Pell Grant recipients rose by 60 percent, with 15 percent of freshman receiving the grant as a part of their financial aid package.
11/24/14 9:02am

Penn receives no Rhodes Scholars for fifth year in a row

Among the Ivy League universities, Columbia University and Penn were the only schools without any Rhodes Scholarship recipients.
11/24/14 9:00am
The new application platform — which would serve as an alternate to the Common App — intends to increase flexibility for member colleges by reducing the number of required items for all schools.
11/20/14 7:52am

Alumni give back by interviewing applicants

College application does not end with clicking the submit button on the Common App. Alumni interview is another procedure most Penn applicants go through. “Students are pretty nervous about the interviews,” Laurie Weingarten, a Penn alumna and director of One-Stop College Counseling said.
11/11/14 7:56am
Every day, hundreds of students and parents flock in and out of Irvine Auditorium to go on a campus tour.
11/10/14 7:28am
Here's what going on around the Ivies this week.
11/05/14 8:47pm
This is the second year in a row that more than 5,000 applicants have applied early.
11/05/14 6:46am
When admissions officers read early decision applications throughout the next month, they will be keeping an eye for indicators of sexual orientation.
10/28/14 5:23am
There is less than a week remaining before early decision candidates for the Class of 2019 have to submit their applications. 
10/22/14 6:02am

Penn, unlike peers, rejects Common App competitor

Several selective universities are accepting alternative application options after last year's technical problems in the Common Application, but Penn has not changed its admissions policy.
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