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University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

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FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Entrance Difficulty
Most Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.
High School Preparation
High School GraduationHigh school diploma or equivalent is not required
High School Program 
High School Units Required or Recommended
SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English 4
Mathematics 4
Science 3
Foreign Language 4
Social Studies 2
History 3
Academic Electives  
Examinations
ExamScores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT  
SAT Only  
ACT Only  
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACTRequiredJanuary 1
SAT Subject Tests Only 
ACT Writing Test PolicyWriting component required
Use of SAT/ACT EssaySAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

APPLYING FOR ADMISSION

Admissions Office
Address3451 Walnut Street
City, State, ZipPhiladelphia, PA  19104
Phone(215) 898-7507
Fax 
E-mailinfo@admissions.upenn.edu
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 1
Application Fee$75
Application Fee WaiverAvailable
Regular Admission NotificationApril 1
Accept Offer of AdmissionMay 1
Waiting List UsedYes
Defer AdmissionStudent can defer admission
Transfer AdmissionTransfer applications accepted
Early Admission
Early Decision OfferedYes
Early Decision DeadlineNovember 1
Early Decision NotificationDecember 15
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Action Deadline 
Early Action Notification 
Application Form
Common ApplicationAccepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College ApplicationNot accepted
Electronic Application Available
Other Application Requirements
InterviewNot required
Essay or Personal
Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of
Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other 
Financial NeedFinancial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

SELECTION OF STUDENTS

FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Rigor of Secondary School RecordX
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Class RankX
RecommendationsX
EssayX
InterviewX
Level of Applicant's InterestX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Volunteer WorkX
Particular
Talent/Ability
X
Character/Personal QualitiesX
First Generation to Attend CollegeX
State ResidencyX
Geographic ResidenceX
Relation with AlumnusX
Religious Affiliation/ CommitmentX
EthnicityX
Work ExperienceX

PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION

Overall Admission Rate13% of 31,218 applicants were admitted
   Women13% of 15,292 applicants were admitted
   Men12% of 15,926 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled2,397 (61%) of 3,935 admitted students enrolled
   Women1,199 (60%) of 1,990 admitted students enrolled
   Men1,198 (62%) of 1,945 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate25% of 4527 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate 
Students Offered Wait List 2,017
Students Accepting Wait List Position 1,249
Students Admitted From Wait List 87
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA3.9
3.75 and Above89%
3.50 - 3.747%
3.25 - 3.493%
3.00 - 3.241%
2.50 - 2.99 
2.00 - 2.49 
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math728 average
690-780 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
73%
Score of 600 - 700
24%
Score of 500 - 600
3%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Critical Reading707 average
660-760 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
62%
Score of 600 - 700
33%
Score of 500 - 600
6%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Writing720 average
680-770 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
68%
Score of 600 - 700
28%
Score of 500 - 600
4%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite32 average
30-34 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
80%
Score of 24 - 29
19%
Score of 18 - 23
1%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class RankTop tenth: 94%
Top quarter: 99%
Top half: 100%
National Merit ScholarNot reported
ValedictorianNot reported
Class PresidentNot reported
Student Government OfficerNot reported
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CLASS OF 2019 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
Interested in This College
  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.83 4.28 702 679 687 32
Low 2.70 2.20 200 200 200 12
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 800 36
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