Thursday was decision day in the Ivy League, and the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University were among the colleges to announce their admission decisions for fall 2013.
Once again, getting in proved no easy feat.
Penn accepted 3,785 students, or 12.1 percent of applicants. That includes both early-decision and regular-decision applicants. The admission rate for regular decision alone was 9.4 percent, the university said.
The target size of the freshman class is 2,420 students. More than 31,280 students applied for admission, Penn said.
This year's group appears to be a stronger class, at least by the measure of SAT scores. The university saw a 12-point increase in average SATs to 2,198 for reading, math, and writing combined.