Penn's transfer acceptance rate drops to record-low 5.9%
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Penn admitted 174 students out of a record-high 2,951 transfer applicants for the 2019-2020 academic year, yielding a transfer student acceptance rate of 5.9%.
Penn released transfer acceptance notifications on May 15 and sent The Daily Pennsylvanian the admissions data on June 27. Out of the 174 students offered admission, 116 students will matriculate as Penn students this fall. This year's transfer yield rate of 66.7% is close to the Class of 2022's yield of 67.3%.
The acceptance rate of 5.9% constitutes a marked decrease from recent years. Penn accepted 7.6% of transfer applicants last year and 8.1% in 2017. From 2013-2016, the transfer acceptance rate wavered around 8-9%.The decreasing transfer student acceptance rate also mirrors the declining trend in Penn’s undergraduate acceptance rate, which hit a record-low of 7.44% for the Class of 2023 in March.
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