Black Early Admits to Penn Drop 9 Percent From a Year Ago

The University of Pennsylvania has announced that it will not follow in the footsteps of Harvard and Princeton in abandoning early admissions. This year nearly half of the expected Class of 2011 was admitted early.

There are 74 blacks among the early admits at Penn this year. This is down nearly 9 percent from a year ago. There are 239 Asian-American students who were admitted early to Penn.