Every year, Penn receives approximately 40,400 applications from prospective freshman with an acceptance rate of 9 or 3,640 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 1,450 - 1,570 or an ACT composite range of 32 - 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 2017 Admissions Cycle
Applications
40,413
Male 20,299
Female 20,114

 

Acceptance
3,637
Male 1,826
Female 2,011

 

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


Acceptance Rate
9%
Male
9%
Female
10%

 

Yield
68.5%
Male
66%
Female
64%


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