Author: Patrick Bredehoft
Well done is better than well said.
As we look to the winter months ahead, I’d like to to acknowledge the extraordinary achievements of our alumni interviewers around the world. In Early Decision this year, Penn admitted the most accomplished cohort of applicants in the school’s history. Our alumni interviewers helped to make that possible. In the span of just a few short weeks in November, Penn alumni interviewed more than 5600 Early Decision and QuestBridge applicants, covering all 50 US States and 78 countries on six continents. The total interview coverage for Early Decision applicants was a tremendous 97%, compared with about 81% the year before.
Of course, there are many interviews still to come. Penn’s Regular Decision applicant pool will likely include more than 25,000 students from over 140 countries, and our extraordinary alumni will work to reach as many of these students as possible throughout January and February. We are enormously proud of the way our past Penn students contribute to future classes at the university, and we’re optimistic that this will continue to be a record-breaking year!