Penn admitted 3,404 out of 42,205 applicants for the Class of 2024. At 8.07%, this year's acceptance rate is slightly higher than last year's, marking the first acceptance rate increase in five years.
The Class of 2024 is an exception to the steadily declining acceptance rates over the past few years, with 7.44% of applicants admitted for the Class of 2023, 8.39% admitted for the Class of 2022, and 9.15% admitted for the Class of 2021.
Penn received 42,205 total applications for the Class of 2024, a 6.1% decrease from the University's largest applicant pool in history of 44,960 applications in 2019.
December’s early decision results also broke nearly a decade of declining ED acceptance rates in Penn’s admission history, admitting 19.7% of applications. The University received 6,453 ED applications for the Class of 2024, a 9.2% decline from the 7,109 applicants in the previous year.