Tuition Up, Admit Rate Down  

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IUR hosts path-breaking “Feeding Cities” Conference

Admit rate lowest ever; costs up 3.9 percent for 2013-14

Inviting Controversy: Richard Dawkins at the Penn Museum

Lectures by the slice, second, and more

Q&A with new Arts & Sciences Dean Steven Fluharty

Joe Biden to speak at Commencement

New Health System policy: No smokers need apply

After 10 years, genetic medicine mostly a “desert”

Take Back the Night’s emotional kaleidoscope

$25 million for Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics

New entrepreneurial twist: Y-Prize focuses on commercial applications

Penn’s underdog club rugby team has big dreams


Post-season play for women’s basketball; champion fencer Michael Mills


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The total annual cost
of a Penn education will rise by 3.9 percent in the 2013-14 academic year, to $58,812, and the University’s financial-aid expenditures will go up 5 percent. Both are in broad keeping with recent trends. Over the last five years, undergraduate tuition, fees, room and board have risen by approximately 4 percent per year.

For the next academic year, undergraduate tuition will increase to $40,594 from $39,088; room and board will increase to $12,922 from $12,368; and fees will increase to $5,296 from $5,122.
The incoming freshman class, meanwhile, represents the most selective in the University’s history. According to figures released in March, Penn admitted 12.1 percent of all applicants for the Class of 2017, a record low.
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