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# Early Decision Apps Hit Record High - From UPENN Newspaper

201 replies13 postsRegistered User Junior Member
edited November 2011
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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## Replies to: Early Decision Apps Hit Record High - From UPENN Newspaper

• 72 replies9 postsRegistered User Junior Member
Oh ****. International applicants jumped to 400? ..bad news..
• 72 replies12 postsRegistered User Junior Member
wow, still deciding and 45 percent.
• 523 replies15 postsRegistered User Member
Thanks.

The news ain't too bad, at least it didn't increase manyfold.
• 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
• 32 replies6 postsRegistered User Junior Member
Works out to about 1,100 early decision acceptances and about 200 Whartonites...?

How very depressing.
• 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!
• 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.
• 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.
• 485 replies7 postsRegistered User Member
YAY decline in engineering students.
blah. don't know if that would actually help my chances.
• 235 replies3 postsRegistered User Junior Member
yeah that sux for international peeps
• 2246 replies47 postsRegistered User Senior Member
whoa. good for penn, i guess.
• 46 replies1 postsRegistered User Junior Member
found this in the reader's forums.

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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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• 2246 replies47 postsRegistered User Senior Member
• 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!!!
• 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.
• 184 replies33 postsRegistered User Junior Member
so how many percent do they accept for EDers??
• 2014 replies42 postsRegistered User Senior Member
whatever 45% of 3000-whatever comes out to.
• 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?