The University of Pennsylvania was America’s first university, having been founded in 1740 in Philadelphia. Now with an enrollment of 10,412 full-time undergraduate students, it offers a 6:1 student to faculty ratio. As reported by the school, UPenn “received 54,588 applications for admission to the Class of 2026. Of those applicants, 3,549, or 6 percent, were offered admission”. Entry is even more competitive for international students: only 3.5% of international applicants received admissions offers, out of a total of 12,222 applicants to UPenn’s undergraduate schools for Fall 2022. Although standardized testing is usually part of UPenn’s “comprehensive admissions process”, the Ivy League college has, like the other most prestigious schools in the country, opted to be test-optional for the past few admissions cycles, including that of 2023-2024.
The Ivy Dean has helped dozens of students gain acceptance to the University of Pennsylvania over the past ten years. As a professional company with two expert college admissions specialists – led by President Drusilla Blackman, who formerly served as Dean of Undergraduate Admissions at Columbia University and Dean of Graduate Admissions at Harvard University – we have an in-depth understanding of how campus admissions officers decide which students to admit, waitlist and reject. Our experienced and dedicated counselors guide students and their families through every step of UPenn’s admissions process, providing special assistance with application essays given their increased importance in the absence of standardized testing requirements. Please call us at (845) 826-5310 or contact us online to learn more about how we can help you fulfill your dream of studying at UPenn.