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^ Right on. My father, who lived very close to Phili, said that in his graduating class of about 400, 25 or so students (himself included) went to Penn.
The DP article is a little misleading. When the litigation was resolved, the definition of "Philadelphia" was expanded to mean "Philadelphia and its contiguous counties in Pennsylvania." So kids from Lower Merion or Central Bucks can get financial aid under the Mayor's Scholarship program.
Q Who is eligible to receive the Mayor’s Scholarship?
A Philadelphia residents who attend high school in Philadelphia or one of its contiguous counties (Bucks, Delaware or Montgomery), and who apply for admission and financial aid, are eligible for consideration of a Mayor’s Scholarship.
As for the "usual numbers" from Philadelphia feeders: In the Penn class of 2009, I believe there were originally about 70 kids from the Philadelphia Public School System alone. I would be really surprised if the private schools and Catholic schools didn't produce significantly more than 80 more kids. (Traditionally you would get double-digit numbers from GFS, Penn Charter, St. Joe's, LaSalle, Episcopal, and Springside, not to mention other suburban privates that might have city kids, and meaningful additional numbers from other private schools like Friends Select, Akiba, and Chestnut Hill Academy, as well as diocesan schools.) But those numbers came down pretty sharply for the class of 2011, Gutmann's first year, and thereafter.