University of Pennsylvania Class of 2024 Early Decision Program

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University of Pennsylvania Class of 2024 Early Decision Program

On Monday, December 16th at 7:00 p.m. ET, the University of Pennsylvania will announce admission decisions for Early Decision applicants to the Class of 2024, the institution’s 268th class.

The University of Pennsylvania received 6,453 applications under the first-choice Early Decision Program for the entering class of 2024. From this group of highly talented and compelling students from around the globe, 1,269 students were offered admission, approximately 53% of the expected enrolling class in the fall of 2020.

Nationally, 46 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico are represented in the class with the highest concentration of admitted students from Pennsylvania (189), New York (162), California (136), New Jersey (132), Florida (51) and Texas (45). Fifty-nine students reside in the city of Philadelphia.

13% of the class are international students based on their citizenship, hailing from 50 countries from Argentina to Zimbabwe.

54% percent of the admitted students are female, 52% of the U.S. Citizens/Permanent Residents self-reported as a member of a minority group, and 10% are first-generation college students. 24% of the admitted students had a parent or grandparent attend Penn in prior generations. 13% are estimated to qualify for a Federal Pell Grant.

Admitted students have pursued a most demanding secondary school curriculum in a range of educational settings. Their middle 50% testing ranges are 1450-1550 on the SAT and 33-35 on the ACT.

Eric J. Furda C’87, Penn’s Dean of Admissions, commented, “We look forward to welcoming these first members of the class of 2024 to campus, where they will continue to enrich our community and learn from each other. We are humbled by their interest in Penn and the many talents and accomplishments evidenced in their applications.”

The University of Pennsylvania enrolls a first-year class of 2,400 students across the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Wharton School, and the School of Nursing. Applications for Regular Decision may be submitted via the Common Application or the Coalition Application by January 5, 2020.


Please reference “A Broader Lens” for a deeper understanding of the admissions selection process and advice to current seniors, juniors and sophomores on the college process.

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