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Dean Whitney Soule

I’ve worked in college admissions for 30 years, and I focus on building bridges between what  ‘has been’ and what ‘can be’ so that the whole process can become less complicated yet still effective for students to find their way into college.  I especially love meeting new students when they arrive each year because it’s so fun to match them to the stories and information that we know from their applications!

I love coffee, running, snacking all day, and laughing.  I have two dogs – a super sweet Labrador and a nutty English Bulldog, and I can be easily distracted by silly dog memes. My favorite location on Penn's campus is the entire stretch of Locust Walk, and I love authentic Philly cheesesteaks. You can reach me at deansoule@admissions.upenn.edu and on Twitter @DeanSoule_UPenn.

Dean Soule | August 1, 2022
Opening a new application cycle is an exciting time of year for us in Penn Admissions because it marks the moment when we can share the changes we’ve made to improve the application experience f...
Dean Soule | March 31, 2022
On Thursday, March 31st at 7 PM ET, the University of Pennsylvania announced admission decisions for Regular Decision applicants to the Class of 2026, the institution’s 270th class, to build a c...
Dean Soule | February 15, 2022
You’ve done the work. You’ve fit many pieces of yourself into the constraints of a college application format. You’ve placed trust in your recommenders. You’ve placed trust in us, the admi...
Dean Soule | February 2, 2022
If you’ve read my other blog posts, you know that I’m deeply committed to processes that help applicants introduce themselves in ways that emphasize their own academic preparation and display ...
Dean Soule | December 16, 2021
Welcome to the first members of the class of 2026 who were admitted under the Early Decision and QuestBridge Match application plans! We can’t wait for these inquisitive, motivated and caring st...
Dean Soule | December 10, 2021
Integrity isn’t just about being honest. It’s about being authentic. It’s about recognizing what makes you, well… YOU… and honoring yourself in what you say and what you do. “Whoe...