A look by the #s at Penn's newly admitted class
Penn releases stats on its newly admitted class. Students find out at 5 tonight whether they got in.
It was hard to get into Penn last year.
And it's equally hard this year.
The university accepted 9.9 percent of applicants, the same as last year, and students will find out at 5 tonight whether they made the grade.
More than 37,200 students applied - the largest applicant pool ever - and 3,697 were accepted, the university said. Penn's goal is to build a freshman class of 2,420 students.
Penn on Tuesday afternoon released some stats about its newest accepted group of applicants:
* 1,316 students were early decision applications.
* Students come from all 50 states and Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and Guam.
* Pennsylvania has the most accepted applicants - 483, followed by New York (439); California (412); New Jersey (324); Florida (157); Texas (137); Illinois (123); and Massachusetts (121).
* 170 students are from Philadelphia.
* International students make up 15 percent of admitted students and come from 84 countries.
* 13 percent are first generation college students.
* 45 percent self-identified as members of minority groups.
* 14 percent are legacy. They have a parent or grandparent who attended Penn.