Penn seeks the brightest scholars from the broadest range of backgrounds and life experiences—women and men with intellectual curiosity, an interdisciplinary mindset, and a desire to contribute to the world. Penn looks for students with the ability to turn their ideas and interests into action, people whose talents and experiences will energize our community.

Penn aims to develop its students into leaders who can meet the needs of the 21st century—people with the inclination to think beyond self-interest and innovate positive change.