University of Pennsylvania Acceptance Rates & Admissions Statistics : Early Admissions & Regular Decision

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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 2020. 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 REGULAR DECISION ADMISSIONS

A record 40,394 applications to the Class of 2021, including 6,147 applicants who applied through Early Decision, were received. The applicant pool increased four percent from last year, continuing the trend of two to four percent increases every year. Of the 38,918 students who applied to Penn’s Class of 2020 in the early and regular rounds, 3,661 were admitted, leading to an overall acceptance rate of 9.41 percent. Last year’s overall acceptance rate was 9.92 percent when Penn admitted a total of 3,697 students from 37,267 applications. Out of the total 3,661 admitted, 1,332 students were admitted through the early decision round. The admission rate for the ED round was slightly above 23 percent. This is the third year in a row that Penn’s acceptance rate has been below 10 percent, though this year it fell from the 9.9 percent acceptance rate of the previous two years.

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA ADMISSIONS: REGULAR DECISION
Regular Decision Applications Accepted Regular Decision Applications Received Regular Decision Admissions Acceptance Rate
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
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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