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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | | 215-898-8658January 18, 2011

Penn Undergraduate Applications Increase 17 Percent

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania has reported a 17 percent increase in applications for admission to the class of 2015, according to Eric J. Furda, dean of admissions.  More than 31,600 applications were received, an increase from nearly 27,000 last year.  

Harvard Nets 35, 000 Applications

January 20, 2011

Penn is cited for the 17 percent increase in applications.

Article Source: Washington Post
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422January 20, 2011

College Houses Participating in Winter Power Down Save Penn Nearly 7 Percent on Their Electric Bill


PHILADELPHIA –- As University of Pennsylvania students headed off for winter break in December, many took the pledge to turn down, turn off or unplug appliances as part of the Power Down Challenge.    

Turns out they did more than pledge; their efforts translated into an average 7.2 percent daily reduction in electrical use during the break and $2,300 in savings for the University, compared to usage in the same resident halls during the winter break last year.

What Philadelphia Has That Pittsburgh Wants

January 19, 2011

Tony Sorrentino of the Executive Vice President’s Office discusses the “enlightened self-interest” that contributed to Penn’s involvement in University City.

Article Source: Pop City

M.B.A. Programs Go Global

January 14, 2011

The Wharton School is mentioned for adapting a new curriculum that includes an extensive global outlook on the business world.

Article Source: U.S. News & World Report

Undergraduate Applications to Penn, Duke Set Records

January 6, 2011

Dean Eric Furda of Admissions comments on the 14 percent increase of undergraduate applications.

Article Source: Bloomberg News

The Most Affordable Colleges in America

January 7, 2011

Bill Schilling of Student Financial Services highlights Penn’s no-loans program.

Article Source: SmartMoney

Helping Keep Gay Youth Safer

January 5, 2011

Penn’s LGBT Center is mentioned for hosting an educational and support group for parents and friends of lesbians and gays.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Eat @Joe’s: New Sustainable Café Opens to the Public at UPenn

January 4, 2011

Laurie Cousart of Business Services comments on the versatility of the “green” café on campus.

Article Source: Flying Kite

Where the Fortune 500 CEOs Went to College

January 3, 2011

Penn is cited as one of the top three universities awarding degrees to top executives.

Article Source: U.S. News & World Report