The University of Pennsylvania received 55,992 applications for the Class of 2025, a 34% increase from the year before

[quote] "As the pandemic disrupted education, many colleges — even the most highly selective — waived their requirement that applicants submit standardized test scores for fall 2021 admission.

"And the applications rolled in.

“The University of Pennsylvania received 55,992, a 34% increase from the year before.”[/quote]

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Despite the large influx in applications, the admissions office is not currently planning to increase the total admitted class size beyond the usual 2,400 student target — which [Interim Dean of Admissions] McLaughlin said will likely cause Penn’s acceptance rate to fall to a record low.

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