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The University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) released its class of 2027 regular decision results. The prestigious university received over 59,000 applications and accepted 2,400 into its incoming class. In 2026, the university had not revealed its acceptance rate and followed the same pattern this year as well.
On March 30th, 2023, University of Pennsylvania announced that it had offered admission to 2,400 applicants for the Class of 2027, from a pool of over 59,000 applicants. Of the pool of applicants, 8,000 had applied for the early round of admissions.
UPenn, along with Princeton and Cornell, have chosen to withhold the acceptance rate of the Class of 2027 regular decision results in an effort to focus the attention back on the students rather than low acceptance rates. Based on the available statistics, Crimson estimates that UPenn’s Class of 2027 admission rate is about 4.1%.
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UPenn did not reveal much information about its incoming student body, instead focusing on the admission tasks students were asked to do. “We are proud to report that they collectively represent the most diverse group of admitted students in Penn’s history in terms of racial and ethnic background, socioeconomic diversity (including those who are eligible for Pell Grants), and those who are the first generation in their family to attend a four-year college or university,” the institution said.
Students were asked to write thank you notes as part of their supplemental essays as well as sharing examples of their enthusiasm.
UPenn reported its Early Admission results for the Class of 2027, however the university did not disclose the acceptance rate. This was the largest Early Decision applicant pool in Penn’s history with over 8,000 applications. The accepted students represent about half of the incoming class of 2027. Considering that 2,400 students were admitted, Crimson estimates that 1,200 were awarded early admission with an acceptance rate of 15%. To increase your chances of getting into UPenn, we recommend you apply early.
The University of Pennsylvania, commonly referred to as UPenn or Penn, is a private Ivy League research university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Founded in 1740, Penn is one of the oldest universities in the United States and has a long history of academic excellence. Over the years, Penn has become one of the most prestigious universities in the world, with a highly competitive admission process.
Here is a closer look at UPenn's admission history:
Overall, UPenn's admission process is highly competitive, and its acceptance rate has fluctuated over the years. However, the university consistently attracts a large pool of highly qualified applicants, and it remains one of the most selective institutions of higher education in the United States.
The University of Pennsylvania offers a wide range of majors across its various schools and programs, including the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Wharton School of Business, and the School of Nursing. Here are some of the top majors at UPenn:
Other popular majors at UPenn include Psychology, English, History, and Mathematics. Additionally, UPenn offers numerous interdisciplinary majors and programs, such as Cognitive Science, Environmental Studies, and Urban Studies.
According to US News, Harvard University ranks #3 for best colleges in the United States. Most college admissions experts agree that the number of students applying to top universities will continue to grow, especially if schools continue making standardized testing optional.
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