Every year, Penn receives approximately 38,900 applications from prospective freshman with an acceptance rate of 9 or 3,670 students. 68 of applicants decide to attend the university in the fall, resulting in a freshman class of 2,490.

The University of Pennsylvania asks that students aim for a SAT combined range of 1,420 - 1,570 or an ACT composite range of 31 - 35. All applications should be completed using The Common Application on their website and must include ACT/SAT scores, Recommendations, Secondary school GPA, and a Secondary school record. The school also recommends that students add the completion of college-preparatory program to their application. Undergraduates will pay a fee of $75 and graduates, $80; however, this fee can be waived under certain circumstances.

For applicants who are sure that Penn will be their school of choice, Early Action is recommended. These applications are due on November 1st with interviews in October, November, or December. Students should expect to hear the school’s decision by mid-December and must let the school know intent by January 5th. For Regular Applicants, applications are due by January 5th, with interviews between December and March. Decisions by the school will be made by April 1st and students must respond by May 1st if they wish to attend.

The University of Pennsylvania prides itself on taking an entire student’s application into consideration, not concentrating on specific points. Applications should include a student’s accomplishments, dreams, aspirations, and extracurricular activities.

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Student ACT Scores

25th %
75th %



Student SAT Scores

25th %
75th %



First-Year Admission Statistics

Application, Acceptance, Enrollment Statistics from the 2016 Admissions Cycle
Applications
38,918
Male 19,401
Female 19,517

 

Acceptance
3,674
Male 1,756
Female 1,918

 

Enrollment Total
2,491
Male 1,205
Female 1,286


Acceptance Rate
9.4%
Male
9%
Female
9.8%

 

Yield
67.8%
Male
68.6%
Female
67%


Application Fees and Other Information

Application Fees

Undergraduate

$75


Graduate

$80



Credit from AP or Pre-college classes

  • Advanced Placement (AP) credits

    Admission considerations

    Required

    Admission test scores
    Recommendations
    Secondary school GPA
    Secondary school record


    Recommended

    Completion of college-preparatory program