Gse Penn Application Essay

Early Admissions & Regular Decision

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UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA EARLY ADMISSIONS

Penn received 7,074 early decision applications for the Class of 2022 and reported an increase from last year’s 6,147 early decision applications. Penn admitted 1,312 students under the Early Decision program for a 18.5% admit rate. These students make up 54 percent of the target class of 2,445 students for the class of 2022.

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA EARLY ROUND ACCEPTANCE
Early Applications AcceptedTotal Early Applications ReceivedEarly Acceptance RateEstimated Overall Enrollment% of Class Filled by Early Admissions
20221,3127,07418.55%1,30061.46%
20211,3546,14722.03%2,44555.38%
20201,3355,76223.17%2,44554.60%
20191,3165,48923.98%2,42054.38%
20181,2995,14925.23%2,40054.13%
20171,2374,19329.50%
20161,1713,60932.45%
20151,2153,45635.16%
20141,1763,59432.72%
20131,2493,40536.68%

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 AcceptedRegular Decision Applications ReceivedRegular Decision Admissions Acceptance Rate
20212,34534,2666.84%
20202,32933,1567.02%
20192,38131,7787.49%
20182,25230,7197.33%
20172,58926,4689.78%
20162,69826,69110.11%
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA ADMISSIONS: EARLY & REGULAR DECISION
Early & Regular Decision Applications AcceptedEarly & Regular Decision Applications ReceivedEarly & Regular Decision Admissions Acceptance Rate
20213,69940,4139.15%
20203,66138,9189.41%
20193,69737,2679.92%
20183,55135,8689.90%
20173,78531,28012.10%
20163,84631,21712.32%
20153,93531,66312.43%
20143,84126,94114.26%
20134,04022,80817.71%
20123,76922,92216.44%

Our Application Review Process

 
Our holistic admission process means that we consider all components of your application. No one piece—such as your undergraduate GPA or GRE score—will cause us to deny you admission as long as you demonstrate the potential for academic and personal success at an Ivy League university. In addition to considering applicants’ individual qualities, we base our admissions decisions on incoming class capacity, the competitive nature of the entire applicant pool, the volume of competitive applications, and institutional priorities.

Admission to our doctoral programs is far more competitive than to our master’s programs. If you’re planning to apply to a doctoral program, we encourage you to research our faculty and their areas of interest, and get acquainted with our research centers and projects and initiatives. Because fit between applicants and faculty is key in doctoral admission, we invite a small number of Ed.D. and Ph.D. applicants to campus (all expenses paid) during the month of February to meet with faculty and learn more about our school and programs.

 

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