01/05/2011 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Penn Early Decision Applications Up 17%

Penn received 17 percent more early decision applications this year, according to Dean of Admissions Eric Furda.

This brings the total to approximately 4,500 -- up from 3,851 last fall.

Furda attributed this increase to Penn's no-loan aid policy and commitment to research and civic leadership.

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