Penn Preview Days

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Penn Preview Days is a program designed to acquaint admitted students and their families with information about the University, and to give them a sense of the vibrant Penn community.

From afar, potential students can only get a sense of Penn from the University’s website and print materials. Some families travel to campus to take a brief campus tour.

But Penn Preview Days allows them to get to know Penn more intimately. They can take a friendly stroll down Locust Walk, have conversations with faculty, and ask current Penn students about the University community they now call home.

In this edition of By The Numbers, we showcase Penn for Penn Preview Days.

31,216

Number of applicants who sought a spot in Penn’s Class of 2016.

3,846

Number of students admitted to the Class of 2016.

12.3%

Admit rate for the Class of 2016.

5/1

The date by which admitted students have to make their decision.

200-500

Approximate number of admitted students expected per day to participate in Penn Preview Days.

230

Number of Penn students who will greet prospective students. The Kite and Key Society will assist, but Penn Admissions has also reached out to the broader Penn community for volunteers from all parts of the University.

50

Length, in minutes, of the “Becoming a Penn Parent” panel discussion with Penn Alumni Parents on April 12, in Irvine Auditorium. Speakers include the vice president for Public Safety, the senior associate vice provost for University Life, and the director of Career Services.

Originally published on April 12, 2012