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Incoming Class of 2026

Each year, we are thrilled to welcome a new cohort of highly talented Quakers to Penn. Below is a snapshot of our applicant pool for the class of 2026, and some data on our incoming first-year students.

A note to future applicants: It’s impossible to truly quantify the diversity and vibrancy of our community in numbers. The below percentages in no way translate into your individual “chances” of being admitted to Penn.

We are, above all, interested in all that you are, and all that makes you unique — something these high-level statistics could never capture!


49% of the class of 2026 applied early decision

total applications
(early and regular
decision combined)
students in our
incoming class

That’s the number of students who chose to enroll, not how many students were admitted!

“I chose Penn because of its extremely diverse community and limitless research opportunities for me to not only build technical skills but also to simply expand my world perspective.”
- Eric, Incoming Quaker

While testing remained optional for applicants, the middle 50% scores reported by enrolled students who chose to submit scores were:


Testing still remains optional for 2022-2023!


16% of our incoming class is made up of students with home addresses outside of the U.S.

The class of 2026 have home addresses* in
84 nations
The most common countries our international students are citizens of are Canada, the UK, China, India, and Brazil.
*this does not indicate citizenship.
US Map
Our US students come from
49 states
As well as DC, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.
The most common states US students are from are Pennsylvania, New York, California, New Jersey, and Florida.

149 Incoming students are from Philadelphia - that’s 6% of the class!


Of our 2,417 incoming students for the class of 2026...

are first-generation to college students
identify as students of color*
are from races and ethnicities historically underrepresented in higher education*
are estimated to be Pell-eligible
were assigned female at birth
were assigned male at birth

Like most statistics, these numbers don’t paint a full picture. our incoming quakers have a broad spectrum of gender identities that we honor and celebrate!

*As defined by IPEDS

“I am so excited and grateful to be joining the Quaker family! At Penn, I hope to involve myself in service activities to continue the passions I have pursued in high school, while also joining ethnic clubs where I can meet new friends!”
- Michelle, Incoming Quaker


“I was the 2021 Arizona State Director for March For Our Lives, and enjoy devoting my time to causes I am passionate about. I plan on majoring in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (CAS) and am super excited to attend Penn in the fall.
- Mia, Incoming Quaker

There are no “right” extracurriculars to participate in. We want to know what you are interested in and how you’ve made an impact.

If you’re curious to learn more about the admitted class of 2026, check out Dean Soule’s blog post!

This information is accurate as of July 2022 as generated by Penn Admissions.