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The rest of the article can be found here:Early decision applications reach all-time high
4,780 students applied to join the Class of 2017, a 5.6-percent increase from 4,527 applicants last year
By Alex Zimmermann · November 12, 2012, 12:46 am
Penns early decision applications hit an all-time high this year, as 4,780 students applied to join the class of 2017.
This number marks a 5.6-percent increase from 4,527 applicants last year.
Dean of Admissions Eric Furda said he was especially pleased with the increase, since he expected application numbers to decrease, citing persistent economic uncertainty and changing demographics which have caused a decreasing population in traditional feeder areas for Penn such as New England.
I really felt like there would be a dampening effect for early decision, Furda said. And I was wrong, because we were up.