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ED Press Release

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Philadelphia, PA – The University of Pennsylvania has admitted 1,354 students to the Class of 2021 through the first-choice Early Decision program. Penn’s admitted Early Decision cohort was selected from a pool of 6,147 applications, the largest in the University’s history and a seven percent increase over the prior year. Early Decision applicants commit to [...]

The Penn Community

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The Penn Community: At Our Best When Life is at its Worst A guest post from Reverend Charles L. Howard, PhD, University Chaplain at the University of Pennsylvania This fall marks twenty years since I first arrived at Penn. And this December also marks twenty years since my father died. In reflection after all these [...]


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refers to the always legendary and occasionally dreaded essay which was once a mainstay of the University of Pennsylvania application. The question read as follows: “You have just finished your three hundred page autobiography. Please submit page 217.”

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