Penn annually surveys First-Time, First-Year undergraduate students prior to the beginning of fall classes. In most years, incoming students receive the COFHE Survey of New Students (SNS), but every 4th year, incoming students receive the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) Freshman Survey instead. The surveys cover a wide range of informational areas: demographics; financial aid; values, attitudes, and beliefs; High School experiences, activities and achievements; preparation for college and expectations; long-term educational, career, and life goals.

2012 (SNS)

2010 (CIRP)

2008 (CIRP)