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University of Pennsylvania Early Acceptance Rate Results for Class of 2026

10 JAN 2022

UPenn Early Application Acceptance Rate

The University of Pennsylvania has selected nearly half of its Class of 2026 through the early decision program. Of the 7,795 applicants, Penn accepted 15.63% or 1,218 students. This was a slight increase from last year’s record-low acceptance rate of 15%. ****

“We can’t wait for these inquisitive, motivated and caring students to join our campus community and to meet each other. Our admitted students demonstrated many of the values central to the Penn community — intellectual curiosity, collaboration, adaptability, and care for others,” said Dean of Admissions, Whitney Soule.

UPenn Early Decision Statistics
Total ED applicationsED Admission Rate
Class of 20267,795 applicants15.6%
Class of 20257,962 applicants15%
Class of 20246,453 applicants19.7%
Class of 20237,110 applicants18%

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University of Pennsylvania Class of 2026 Early Decision Profile

The University of Pennsylvania’srd’s diverse Class of 2026 early admits includes:

  • 14% first-generation students
  • Students from 42 US states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and American Samoa
  • Students from 60 countries

How many students apply to UPenn each year?

Admission numbers fluctuate from year to year, but on average, about 42-48,000 students apply to the University of Pennsylvania each year. This prestigious Ivy League university generally admits between 15-19% of early decision applicants and 4-9% of regular decision applicants. Most students come from the top 10% of their high school graduating class. 

UPenn Regular Decision Statistics
Regular Decision ApplicationsRegular Decision Accepted ApplicationsAcceptance Rate
Class of 2026TBDTBDTBD
Class of 202548,3712,1214.4%
Class of 202442,2053,4048.07%

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A special congratulations to the Crimson students admitted to the University of Pennsylvania’s Class of 2026!

Crimson’s Class of 2026 Early Round Results

Crimson is thrilled to announce some of our Class of 2026 early round results so far (with more reporting coming in by the minute):

  • 44+ early admits to the Ivy League with half of these students admitted into the most competitive: Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and Columbia
  • 6+ early admits to Stanford and MIT
  • 56+ early admits to the US Top 10
  • A combined 20+ early admits to Duke, UChicago, Northwestern, and Johns Hopkins
  • 17 early admits to NYU
  • More than 200 early admits to the US Top 50 universities

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