Posts Tagged ‘U 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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Early Decision Results for Class of 2014

More than 30% of the Class of 2014 has been admitted under binding Early Decision programs at Cornell, Dartmouth, Swarthmore, Columbia, Amherst, Williams College, Middlebury, Wesleyan (CT) and Northwestern.

More than 30% of the Class of 2014 has been admitted under binding Early Decision programs at Cornell, Dartmouth, Swarthmore, Columbia, Amherst, Williams College, Middlebury and Northwestern.

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Ivy League, Stanford & Duke Report Increase in Early Applications

Penn, Brown University, Duke University and Dartmouth College reported increases in early decision applications for the Class of 2014. Yale University, which has a non-binding early action programs, experienced a 5-percent decrease in applications. Stanford University, offering a single-choice early option action saw a 4-percent increase in applications.

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