According to the Daily Pennsylvanian, Penn admitted 19.7% of early decision applicants to the Class of 2024 — breaking nearly a decade of declining ED acceptance rates.
The University received 6,453 ED applications for the Class of 2024, a 9% decline from last year’s 7,109 applicants. This year’s decline follows a steady increase in the ED applicant pool since 2011. Penn ED acceptance rate was 18% of the applicant pool for the Class of 2023.
Of students admitted to the Class of 2024, 24% had a parent or grandparent who attended Penn. For the Class of 2023, 23% of admitted students were legacies.
The projected class size for the Class of 2024 is 2,400 students, including all four undergraduate schools.