A Daily Pennsylvanian article notes Penn’s new high in early decision applications. This year, 5,133 students applied to Penn early decision, an increase of 6.6% from last year and of 41% since 2008 when only 3,631 applicants applied early decision.
This year, Penn extended its early decision undergraduate application deadline by ten days after applicants experienced technical glitches with the common app’s CA4 platform. The university also extended its deadline last year (due to Hurricane Sandy) and two years ago (also weather-related).
(Image from the Daily Pennsylvanian article, “Penn Admissions sees new high in ED applicants”)