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Penn has admitted 3,699 students among 40,413 applicants to the Class of 2021 — a record-low 9.15 percent acceptance rate.

Penn has admitted students among applicants to the Class of 2021 — a record-low percent acceptance rate.

The University admitted 2,027 students to the Class of 2021 through regular decision Thursday, said Dean of Admission Logan Powell.

The University admitted students to the Class of 2021 through regular decision Thursday, said Dean of Admission Logan Powell.

The college counselors I spoke to this week said the majority of colleges had already downgraded their policies to “need aware” — meaning that the colleges accept most of their students without looking at their need for aid but will consider financial need for some percentage of the applicants. Others are already considering a parent’s ability to pay in many of their admissions decisions.

The Pros and Cons of Asking a College for Financial Aid

Have you ever wondered how financial aid (needing it vs. NOT needing it) affects admission? Then you won’t want to miss out on this article:

Behind the often-mysterious college admissions process are 20-somethings like Allwine: Recent graduates who staff most college admissions offices while they take advanced courses at a discount and try to figure out what they want to do with their lives. After a couple of admissions cycles, some will move on to something else, while others will get sucked into the higher education industry for the rest of their careers.

College recruiters in their 20s look for applicants, figure out their own futures

College recruiters in their look for applicants, figure out their own futures Yup, this is my job.

"Colleges and employers interested in predicting the success of applicants would do better to look at a student’s grades, which measure personality traits, like grit and attention to detail, more effectively than IQ and SAT tests..."

To predict a student's future success, look at their grades, not their IQ or SAT score

"Colleges and employers interested in predicting the success of applicants would do better to look at a student’s grades, which measure personality traits, like grit and attention to detail, more effectively than IQ and SAT tests.

"The Admission Arms Race: Six Ways Colleges Game Their Numbers"  Wonder why colleges are giving your child free applications or fast applications. This great article from ProPublica explains what's happening.

"The Admission Arms Race: Six Ways Colleges Game Their Numbers" Wonder why colleges are giving your child free applications or fast applications. This great article from ProPublica explains what's happening.

José Andrés, one of the world’s most acclaimed and influential chefs, will teach his first course at GW next semester.    The 43-year-old Spanish culinary icon is considered larger-than-life in the restaurant world. He will help teach a course called “The World on a Plate: How Food Shapes Civilization,” the University announced Monday. It will be open to 230 undergraduate and graduate students.

José Andrés, one of the world's most acclaimed and influential chefs, will teach his first course at GW next semester.

Eighty-two percent of students accepted into Harvard’s class of 2017 have decided to attend Harvard—the highest yield in 44 years. The record yield comes despite the College’s cancellation of its Visitas program for admitted students in the aftermath of a security lockdown in the Greater Boston area.

Eighty-two percent of students accepted into Harvard’s class of 2017 have decided to attend Harvard—the highest yield in 44 years.

High-stakes college admissions take a high-tech turn

Admissions officers look to achieve goals, while applicants seek an affordable choice.

While high school students around the world anxiously await university admissions decisions, some applicants may have less cause for concern due to unique privileges gained from special connections with their schools of choice. According to former University admissions officers and college admissions experts, the difference made for those applicants—including legacies, children of faculty and development cases—may, in some cases, bridge the gap between acceptance and rejection.

While high school students around the world anxiously await university admissions decisions, some ap.

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