Penn Admissions

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As a major research and teaching institution with a rich history of exceptional undergraduate education, Penn seeks students who are eager to take full advantage of the academic, cultural and social opportunities the University offers.
Penn prides itself on its diversity—not only in the breadth of its undergraduate and graduate programs, but in the multi-dimensional students that such programs attract.

In this edition of By The Numbers, we go inside Penn Admissions.

26,800 Number of students who have applied to Penn for entry into the Class of 2014, an all-time high.

$34,435 Average financial aid award for freshmen demonstrating need in 2009.

175 Approximate number of students who transfer into Penn’s four undergraduate schools each year, selected from more than 2,000 applicants.

10,000-plus Number of students currently enrolled in doctoral and master’s degree programs in Penn’s 12 schools.

95.3 Percentage of students admitted for Fall 2009 who ranked in the top 10 percent of their graduating class.

8 Penn’s ranking in Kiplinger’s “50 Best Values in Private Universities 2009-10.”

318 Number of international students in the Class of 2013. One hundred and sixty four came from Asia; 30 came from Africa and the Middle East.

2089.8 Average SAT score of students in the applicant pool for the Class of 2014.

387 Number of students in the Class of 2013 who are from Pennsylvania, the most of any state. New York is second with 337. None are from Alaska.

Originally published on February 18, 2010