#1. 75 percent of high school seniors are accepted to their first-choice colleges; but less than 57 percent can afford to attend, according to a UCLA study.
That’s a 40-year low. Financing college was the largest factor the surveyed high school seniors cited for not attending their top choice college after being admitted.
Therefore, you must investigate the college’s financial aid programs before you apply. Do they offer merit aid in the form of scholarships and grants? What percentage of accepted students receives college-based financial aid? What is the average financial aid award? Source
After four long years, Penn graduates join one of the most powerful alumni networks that includes Warren Buffet, John Legend, Donald Trump, John Huntsman Jr., Sharon Stone, Mehment (Dr.) Oz, Andrea Mitchell, and more recently Naomi Biden (granddaughter to Vice President Joe Biden) and Tiffany Trump (daughter of Donald Trump).
But is the University of Pennsylvania right for you?