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Old Posted Jun 13, 2019, 3:38 PM
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Originally Posted by 3rd&Brown View Post
This. They could probably accept twice as many students and still have a stellar populace.

And who says they'd be coming to Penn instead of Temple? They'd be coming to Penn instead of Tufts or Michigan or Northwestern or Duke. In short, it would bring more capable people into Philadelphia's economic ecosystem which would increase the likelihood that more people would stay and start companies, etc.
With the exception of Cornell, which also includes some NY state components among its undergraduate schools, Penn has by far the largest undergraduate student body among the top 20 or so private universities. I very much doubt that, at this point, Penn would significantly expand the size of its undergraduate student body. In fact, I think many alums would prefer that it REDUCE the number of undergraduates to be more in line with the peers with which it competes (and to have more resources, e.g., financial aid, available per student).
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