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University of Pennsylvania Admissions

Penn admissions is extremely selective with an acceptance rate of 8%. Students that get into Penn have an average SAT score between 1420-1550 or an average ACT score of 32-35. The regular admissions application deadline for Penn is January 5. Interested students can apply for early decision, and the Penn early decision deadline is November 1.

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
8%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
23%
Total Applicants
44,491
SAT Range
1420-1550
SAT Reading
690-760
SAT Math
730-790
Students Submitting SAT
54%
ACT Range
32-35
ACT English
34-36
ACT Math
31-35
ACT Writing
8-10
Students Submitting ACT
46%

Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
January 5
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Action Deadline
Offers Early Decision
Yes
Offers Early Action
No
Application Fee
$75
Application Website
Accepts Common App
Yes
Accepts Coalition App
Yes

Admissions Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying
  • High School GPA
    Required
  • High School Rank
    Neither required nor recommended
  • High School Transcript
    Required
  • College Prep Courses
    Recommended
  • SAT/ACT
    Considered but not required
  • Recommendations
    Required
Poll
63%
of students say the admissions process made them feel like the school cared about them as an applicant.49 responses
Poll
69%
of students feel the admissions process evaluated them individually as a real person, not just a set of numbers.49 responses
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