Incoming Class Profile

Statistics for the Class of 2020



Total Applicants 


Total Admitted

3,674 (9%)

Total Enrolled

2,491 (68%)

Early Decision Applicants


Total Admitted

1,336 (23.2%)

Early Decision Deferred (Later Admitted)



Demographic Information of the Class of 2020

Listed by home address.

Self-identify as students of color 48%
Pell grant recipients 15%
International 12%
First-generation 12%
Legacy 16%

*Percentage of classes 2017-2020

Female 52%
Male 48%


High School Achievement

Performance in high school is the single most important factor in the student selection process at Penn.  However, because grading and ranking policies are different around the country and the globe, it is difficult to pinpoint one metric for a student's success in the classroom.  The most competitive applicants have pursued a rigorous program of study and achieved top grades in the context of their school.  


testing* range
SAT Critical Reading 690-790
SAT Math 710-800
SAT Writing 700-790
ACT Composite 32-35

*Testing means for the middle 50 percent of admitted students

All information is taken from September 6, 2016 Undergraduate Admissions Census 41 and analyzed by Institutional Research and Analysis.