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Penn Admissions Blog

Olivia | February 24, 2020
During my first year at Penn, I had hundreds of conversations that went like this: “Where are you living?” “In the Quad.” “Where in the Quad?” “In Ware.” �...
Karin | February 12, 2020
As a sophomore in the College, it’s known that I don’t have to declare my major until next semester. But with minors, there’s much more flexibility in that I can declare a minor my junior or...
Alex | January 31, 2020
It is, by now, a cliche to say that it’s difficult to believe how far I’ve come since filling out my Penn Application. But it’s true -- December of 2016 feels like just a few months ago, des...
Alex | December 13, 2019
I am now halfway through my junior year at Penn, and I still find myself mind-boggled that I made it here -- to this place more than 8,000 miles away from my home in Johannesburg, and lightyears a...
Karin | December 9, 2019
To say I was overwhelmed with the possibilities for community when I came to Penn is an understatement. With hundreds of clubs, classes, sports teams, and more, it felt like there were endless opt...
Olivia | December 6, 2019
Three months ago, my friends convinced me to sign up for the Philadelphia marathon. Running a marathon has always been one of my life’s bucket list items, but I never thought it would happen...