The University of Pennsylvania received 35,788 applications for fall 2014, an increase of 14 percent, university officials said.
Much of the increase is due to applications from California, which were up 19 percent, New York, which were up 15 percent, and Florida, which were up 13 percent, the university said.
Applications came from 165 countries, and 49 percent of applicants are female. One of every six applicants would be a first generation college student, an increase of eight percent in that category over last year, the school said. The university also received more than 15,000 applications from students who identify as minorities, up 25 percent from the previous year, the university said.
Penn will announce its admission decisions on March 27.