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Incoming Class of 2027

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 2027, 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 2027 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, '26

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 2023-2024!


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

The class of 2027 have home addresses* in
97 nations
The most common countries our international students are citizens of are Canada, the UK, China, India, and Hong Kong.
*this does not indicate citizenship.
US Map
Our US students come from
48 states
As well as DC, Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam.
The most common states US students are from are Pennsylvania, New York, California, New Jersey, and Texas.

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


Of our 2,420 incoming students for the class of 2027...

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, '26


“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, '26

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 2027, check out Dean Soule’s blog post!

This information is accurate as of October 2023 as generated by Penn Admissions.