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Can I get into Penn? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 3,787 out of 37,268 applicants or 10% were admitted making Penn a very competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores. University of Pennsylvania typically accepts and attracts A- average high school students. Of those applicants which were admitted, 64% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by University of Pennsylvania is a prized outcome for many students.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||64%||65%||64%|
What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Pennsylvania and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.
Admission data indicates that Penn regularly accepts students with ACTs of 31 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 30 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 32 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 34 and above have very competitive chances. 42 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Pennsylvania.
Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1450 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1390. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1510 out of 1600. 58 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|25th Percentile Score||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Est. Admission Chances|
|34 and Above||Good||>18%|
|32 to 34||Avg +||10%-18%|
|31 to 32||Avg -||7%-10%|
|30 to 31||Reach||5%-7%|
|Less than 30||Low||<5%|
|SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1570 and Above||Good||>16%|
|1510 to 1570||Avg +||10%-16%|
|1450 to 1510||Avg -||6%-10%|
|1390 to 1450||Reach||4%-6%|
|Less than 1390||Low||<4%|
You will need exceptionally good grades to get into University of Pennsylvania. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Pennsylvania was 3.9 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. Meeting these GPA requirements is not enough to gain admission as Penn is a very selective school.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||7%||Reach|
|3.25 to 3.50||3%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.25||1%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||0%||Low|
|2.50 to 2.75||0%||Low|
|2.25 to 2.50||0%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||0%||Low|
The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2017.
What are the requirements for admission to University of Pennsylvania and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=215062 IPEDS survey data for University of Pennsylvania.