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UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA EARLY ADMISSIONS

Penn received 6,147 early decision applications for the Class of 2021 and reported an increase from last year’s 5,762 early decision applications. Penn admitted 1,354 students under the Early Decision program for a 22 percent admit rate. These students make up 55.4 percent of the target class of 2,445 students for the Class of 2021. The 2021 percentage is very close to the percentage of early decision applicants who were accepted in the Class of 2020, which was at 54.6 percent.

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA EARLY ROUND ACCEPTANCE
Early Applications Accepted Total Early Applications Received Early Acceptance Rate Estimated Overall Enrollment % of Class Filled by Early Admissions
2021 1,354 6,147 22.03% 2,445 55.38%
2020 1,335 5,762 23.17% 2,445 54.60%
2019 1,316 5,489 23.98% 2,420 54.38%
2018 1,299 5,149 25.23% 2,400 54.13%
2017 1,237 4,193 29.50%
2016 1,171 3,609 32.45%
2015 1,215 3,456 35.16%
2014 1,176 3,594 32.72%
2013 1,249 3,405 36.68%

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA EARLY & REGULAR DECISION ADMISSIONS

A record 40,413 applications to the Class of 2021 were received. The applicant pool increased four percent from last year, continuing the trend of two to four percent increases every year. Penn admitted 22 percent of its early decision applicants to the Class of 2021 this year, slightly lower than last year’s rate of 23.2 percent. A record-breaking total of 6,147 applications were submitted in the early decision round. Of that number, 1,354 were accepted. The number of early decision applications increased by 7 percent from last year, and has grown by 28 percent in the last four years since the Class of 2017 applied. Penn typically admits around half of its total class in the early decision round. Last year, 55 percent of the total 2,445 spots available were filled by early decision applicants.

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA ADMISSIONS: REGULAR DECISION
Regular Decision Applications Accepted Regular Decision Applications Received Regular Decision Admissions Acceptance Rate
2021 2,345 34,266 6.84%
2020 2,329 33,156 7.02%
2019 2,381 31,778 7.49%
2018 2,252 30,719 7.33%
2017 2,589 26,468 9.78%
2016 2,698 26,691 10.11%

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA ADMISSIONS: EARLY & REGULAR DECISION
Early & Regular Decision Applications Accepted Early & Regular Decision Applications Received Early & Regular Decision Admissions Acceptance Rate
2021 3,699 40,413 9.15%
2020 3,661 38,918 9.41%
2019 3,697 37,267 9.92%
2018 3,551 35,868 9.90%
2017 3,785 31,280 12.10%
2016 3,846 31,217 12.32%
2015 3,935 31,663 12.43%
2014 3,841 26,941 14.26%
2013 4,040 22,808 17.71%
2012 3,769 22,922 16.44%

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