Number of Black Applicants Soars at Penn

The University of Pennsylvania reported that it received 22,427 applications for this fall’s entering class. This was an overall increase of 10 percent. But black applicants to Penn increased 20 percent compared to a year ago.

There are 210 black students in this year’s entering class. They make up 8.8 percent of all freshmen. The percentage of blacks in the freshman class at Penn has increased each year since 2002.