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Early Decision Apps Hit Record High - From UPENN Newspaper

ericngericng 201 replies13 postsRegistered User Junior Member
edited November 2011 in University of Pennsylvania
Hi everyone! I'm a Cornell EDer '09 but I saw this article today on the Daily Pennsylvanian about RECORD HIGH ED APPS.

http://www.dailypennsylvanian.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2004/12/08/41b6b6060f931
edited November 2011
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  • kimqwertykimqwerty 72 replies9 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    Oh ****. International applicants jumped to 400? ..bad news..
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  • popopopo 72 replies12 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    wow, still deciding and 45 percent.
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  • DuskstamperDuskstamper 523 replies15 postsRegistered User Member
    Thanks.

    The news ain't too bad, at least it didn't increase manyfold.
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  • justanothercanuckjustanothercanuck 32 replies6 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    ugh. 60 more whartonites -- bleh

    how many is 45 percent?

    2 days, 6 hours, 45 minutes, and 19 seconds left until Penn decisions come out
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  • justanothercanuckjustanothercanuck 32 replies6 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    Works out to about 1,100 early decision acceptances and about 200 Whartonites...?

    How very depressing.
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  • savage1881savage1881 6 replies1 postsRegistered User New Member
    Has anyone else had the "THIS IS REALLY BAD!!!!!!!" reaction yet.... ? Well, I did, and then I did some math. If you look at last year's profile (http://www.admissionsug.upenn.edu/applying/profile.php), divide the number ED accepted by total enrolled (b/c accept ED == enroll), you will find that the ratio is almost exactly 45%. If their total ED admit holds true for this year (there is no reason why it would change, they already said it is 45%, which would suggest the same number as last yr (1120)), then 1120/3420 equals a 32.7% admit rate, down from 34%.

    You can also look at the data and figure that b/c the 45% mark stayed the same, that the increase in apps will be the amount that are not accepted because it got more competitive: there are 80 people who could, based on stats, have gotten in last year but who will not get in this year.

    Now, some more bad news for my fellow Wharton ED'ers, Wharton apps increased by 59 people, which accounts for 73.75% of the increase... in otherwords, for every one college applicant who could have gotten in last year, there will be three from Wharton. To calculate that out, last year, assuming Wharton also takes 45%, 225 kids were admitted ED out of 801 who applied: that is a 28.09% accept rate. This year, it will be 225 out of 860 or a 26.16% accept rate.


    Someone once said "There are three kinds of lies: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics." Lets hope that he was right.... Good luck to everyone on Friday!
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  • Catch-22Catch-22 1225 replies8 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    It's not that bad I guess...I mean, meh, if you are gonna get accepted, I think you'll get accepted regardless of how many more or less ppl applied.
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  • kimqwertykimqwerty 72 replies9 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    Hm. how true is the statement that most applicants were in the top 2 or 3 percent.

    savage1881: at least you're not from the international pool. My chances just decreased fourfold.
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  • booboocatbooboocat 485 replies7 postsRegistered User Member
    YAY decline in engineering students.
    blah. don't know if that would actually help my chances.
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  • kingb123kingb123 235 replies3 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    yeah that sux for international peeps
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  • chocomanchocoman 2246 replies47 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    whoa. good for penn, i guess.
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  • NeedForSpeedNeedForSpeed 46 replies1 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    found this in the reader's forums.

    ============

    It's good to hear that the SAT scores are going up...hopefully the math section especially. It would be nice to have some people at the DP that can add.

    College: +35
    Wharton: 860-801 = +59
    Nursing: No change
    Engineering: 342-401 = -59
    NET CHANGE
    My Math Says: +35
    DP Says: 3420-3343 = +77

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  • chocomanchocoman 2246 replies47 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    lol I read that too...
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  • candi_1_4evercandi_1_4ever 170 replies14 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    damn! i'm international too...but its weird for canadians since we use the same domestic application as americans...omg i'm so scared!!!
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  • DuskstamperDuskstamper 523 replies15 postsRegistered User Member
    Remember, the math doesn't add up because of the joint degree programs...

    I assume it's prob the people who applied to a joitn degree program and did not pick a single choice program.
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  • ShakaReincarnationShakaReincarnation 184 replies33 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    so how many percent do they accept for EDers??
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  • bluirinkabluirinka 2014 replies42 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    whatever 45% of 3000-whatever comes out to.
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  • ShakaReincarnationShakaReincarnation 184 replies33 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    no, 45% of the total class will be from Eders...i mean what percent of the ED applicant pool will they accept?
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  • bluirinkabluirinka 2014 replies42 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    oh yeah i totally meant to say 2300! sorry.

    roughly 30-32 percent.
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  • ShakaReincarnationShakaReincarnation 184 replies33 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    :( i hope a nuclear bomb goes off and kills all my competition LOL jk
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