Graduate Admissions

We are so proud of our students! Last week, the specialty pet food designed by PennDesign’s Laura Colagrande (Master of Architecture and Integrated Product Design Program), and Haley Russell and Amanda Robison (Wharton) earned all the winnings in the third annual iDesign Prize competition.

Spring is finally here! Very late this year. But we’re so happy to see the trees flowering and the daffodils blooming. Even though our campus is in the middle of the city, it doesn’t feel like it!

This is the last week that all of our admitted candidates have to make their final decisions! Our class so far is shaping up nicely and we are looking forward to meeting everyone in the fall.

What are we up to? Well, our last webchat is tonight. Join us from 6 to 7 pm to ask current students and admissions/financial aid staff your burning questions about PennDesign.

Do you have questions about your financial aid? Join us tomorrow night at 6 pm EDT for an online information session. We’ll be going over the types of aid, next steps, disbursement, and repayment options. Afterwards, we’ll take questions.

One of our past Deans once said that we have so many events and lectures, you can learn a ton just by attending them all. This is pretty hard when you have a full course load but you can bet that we’ll be going to see the filmmaker, John Waters, at the Annenberg Center on April 24.

Our annual spring Open House for admitted and wait-listed students is this Monday and we are so very excited! We have been busy bees preparing for this event and are anxious to meet everybody.

Our students have been working very hard lately and I have a feeling they are going to party very hard this weekend! And boy do they deserve it!

Have you been admitted or wait listed into one of our PennDesign programs and are looking for more information?

Just in case you haven't been paying attention, the admissions notification letters are live now. Log back into your application to view your decision letter. If you are receiving financial aid, your aid letter is now included in your checklist.

Franklin's Table, a new food hall, has just opened at 3401 Walnut Street- right across the street from our office! (that may be dangerous...) The space was formerly known as the Moravian food court and featured fast food favorites like Taco Bell and A&W.

Ben Carson, the secretary of Housing and Urban Development, has received a lot of attention after recenly spending $31,000 on a dining set for his office. As a result WNYC's The Takeaway asked Vincent Reina, PennDesign professor of City and Regional Planning, to speak about the scandal.