Monday, October 12, 2020

UPenn chemistry cutting admissions 20%

From last month, this news: 

@PennChemistry will be admitting PhD students in the coming year, although our entering class size will be a bit smaller. 

Here's a more detailed explanation. 

Surprisingly, not too many other chemistry departments are doing this. (none?) Will be curious to see what happens.


2 comments:

  1. I can provide a bit of insight into a mid-tier chem department's admissions. Last year, about half of our admitted students were international. Between the virus's shutting down embassies and various Trump-related shenanigans, those students weren't able to enroll for the fall with spring admission also doubtful.

    The consequence is that right now, we're making up for a lost class from last year.

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  2. It's not clear whether departments aren't doing it, or haven't been forced to say they're doing it by admin policies handed down from on high.

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