Class of 2020

Class of 2020
Photo by Rebecca Elias Abboud
At the end of August, the University welcomed to campus its newest group of Quakers. The upcoming years for these dedicated scholars will be full of exciting, fruitful moments, which will aid in their personal and professional growth.
Representing countries from across the world, the 2,493 incoming freshmen will reap the benefits of Penn’s latest additions, including the recently opened New College House, Perry World House, and Pennovation Center.
In this edition of By The Numbers, the Current delves into the details of the University’s Class of 2020.


351Penn freshmen who call countries outside of the United States home.
80Number of countries represented in the Class of 2020.
48States in the U.S. represented within the new cohort of students, with the most hailing from Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and California.
$49,815Amount of financial aid, on average, awarded to each aided freshman this year.
13Percent who are first-generation students.
49Percent who self-identify as students of color.
38,918Number of students who were in Penn’s Class of 2020 applicant pool.
340Number of freshmen living in New College House, the University’s first purpose-built facility in Penn’s college house system.

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