Ivy League school received way fewer applications than before

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Questions we explored this week:

  • This Ivy League school got a LOT fewer applications this round than last year. Which school is it and what happened?
  • Commitment is king: this college is giving you money if you apply and get in Early Decision. Where is it and how much?
  • Colleges are now allowed to do three things they weren’t allowed to before. Some people think it’s shady. What will they be doing now?

November 13, 2019 — UPenn’s ED apps dropped 14%
Last year, Penn received 7,109 Early Decision applications. This year, only 6,088 people applied ED. This comes after at least a decade of non-stop app...

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