Number of Black Applicants to Penn Set a Record

The University of Pennsylvania, one of the nation's highest-ranking universities, reports that it has received more than 20,000 applications this year, an increase of 8 percent from last year's record total. Applications from blacks increased at an even faster rate. Penn received 1,441 applications from black students this year, up 17 percent from a year ago. This is the highest number of applications from black students that Penn has ever received.

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