Posts Tagged ‘Penn’

Legacies Have Leg Up in College Admissions

Ever wonder about legacy preferences in college admissions? Richard D. Kahlenberg’s book “Affirmative Action for the Rich: Legacy Preferences in College Admissions” examines legacy admission practices at a number of institutions including Brown, Princeton, Harvard, Penn and Dartmouth.

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Penn Sends Out “Likely Letters” to Selected Applicants

Penn sent out approximately 200 likely letters in March 2010 – an increase from last year’s 120. According to the Daily Pennsylvanian, many of the students who received the letters expressed interest in studying natural sciences such as physics and chemistry, traditionally “under-enrolled” majors.

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Admission Yield & Waitlist Update for Class of 2013

Admission yields at Ivy League institutions were in the estimated range. Harvard University’s yield remained at 76%. Yale University reported a 68% yield and the yield at Dartmouth decreased by two percent from last year to 49%. According to published sources, all of the Ivy League schools, except Yale, expressed plans to accept students from their waitlists. Princeton University is expected to admit 31 waitlisted students. Harvard University is expected to admit least 85 students off the waitlist. MIT admitted 63 students (including some international students) off the waitlist to the Class of 2013.

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