Eric Furda

Dean of Admissions, University of Pennsylvania

Eric J. Furda, vice president for alumni relations and former executive director of undergraduate admissions at Columbia University, has been named dean of admissions at the University of Pennsylvania. Furda, a 1987 Penn graduate, will assume his position as dean on July 1, 2008. Eric J. Furda, vice president for alumni relations and former executive director of undergraduate admissions at Columbia University, has been named dean of admissions at the University of Pennsylvania. Furda, a 1987 Penn graduate, will assume his position as dean on July 1, 2008.

As executive director of undergraduate admissions at Columbia from 1995 to 2004, Furda is widely credited with guiding a historic rise in undergraduate admissions at Columbia. He led and managed the successful merger of Columbia College’s and the School of Engineering & Applied Science’s admission processes.

During his tenure, applications to Columbia College increased more than 70 percent and SEAS more than 67 percent, while yield increased more than 20 percent. SAT-1 scores increased, as did international and minority enrollments.

He has a BA in International Relations from Penn, and an MA in education from Teachers College at Columbia. While a student at Penn, he was a four-year letter winner in lightweight football and currently serves on Penn’s Sprint Football Advisory Committee.

Twitter – @DeanFurda

Blog – http://page217.org/

Past Appearances

The Process: December 18, 2017

Host Eric Furda is joined by Jeff Schiffman (Director of Admission, Tulane University), Tamar Adegbile (Director of College Counseling, Cate School), Eileen Feikens (Director of College Counseling, Dwight Englewood School), and David Charlow (Founder; Financial Aid Expert, AccessApplied.com) on the Monday, December 18, 2017 edition of The Process.Read More

Air Date: Monday, December 18, 2017

Knowledge @Wharton: October 17, 2017

Host Dan Loney is joined by Maryn McKenna (Journalist; Author of “Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats”), William McLaury (Assistant Professor, Rutgers Business School), Mark Schwartz (Director, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara PC), Eileen Feikens (Director of College Counseling, Dwight Englewood School), Erik Gordon (Professor in the Ross School of Business, Univeristy of Michigan), Peter Conti-Brown (Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania), Lisa Cook Ph.D. (Associate Professor Economics and International Relations, Michigan State Univerisity), and Eric Furda (Dean of Admissions, University of Pennsylvania) on the Tuesday, October 17, 2017 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Process – Differentiate Yourself in the College Application Process: October 17, 2017

Host Eric Furda is joined by Scott Anderson (Senior Director for Access and Education, The Common Application), Elizabeth Pleshette (Director of College Counseling, The Latin School of Chicago), Eileen Feikens (Director of College Counseling, Dwight Englewood School), and David Charlow (Founder; Financial Aid Expert, AccessApplied.com) on the Tuesday, October 17, 2017 edition of The Process.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Process: July 11, 2017

Host Eric Furda is joined by Brian Peterson (Director; Author of “Higher Learning: Maximizing Your College Experience”, Makuu: The Black Cultural Center) and Eileen Cunningham Feikens (Director of College Counseling, Dwight-Englewood School) on the Tuesday, July 11, 2017 edition of The Process.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Knowledge @Wharton: June 8, 2017

Host Dan Loney is joined by Kenneth Kriz (Regents Distinguished Professor of Public Finance, Wichita State University, Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs), Alison Kay (Global Vice Chair of Industry, EY), Frank Devlyn (President, Grupo Devlyn), Eileen Feikens (Director of College Counseling, Dwight Englewood School), Lori McMillan (Professor of Law, Washburn University School of Law), Amy Sepinwall (Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Legal Studies and Business Ethics), Jennifer Golbeck (Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab and Associate Professor of Information Studies, University of Maryland), Eric Orts (Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics and Management; Director, Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership, Wharton), and Eric Furda (Dean of Admissions, University of Pennsylvania) on the Thursday, June 8, 2017 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Process: April 11, 2017

Host Eric Furda is joined by Bill Phelan (Co-Founder, CEO, College Factual), David Charlow (Founder; Financial Aid Expert, AccessApplied.com), and Eileen Cunningham Feikens (Director of College Counseling, Dwight-Englewood School) on the Tuesday, April 11, 2017 edition of The Process.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Knowledge @Wharton: April 10, 2017

Host Dan Loney is joined by Steve Prokesch (Senior Editor, Harvard Business Review), Karin Corbett-Brower (Head Coach, Women’s Lacrosse, University of Pennsylvania), Marshall Fisher (UPS Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions Department, The Wharton School), Andrea Matwyshyn (Professor of Law and Professor of Computer Science, Northeastern University), Christine Porath (Associate Professor of Management, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business), Jennifer Golbeck (Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab and Associate Professor of Information Studies, University of Maryland), and Eric Furda (Dean of Admissions, University of Pennsylvania) on the Monday, April 10, 2017 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Monday, April 10, 2017

The Process: January 10, 2017

Host Eric Furda is joined by Elizabeth King (President; Author of “Acing the ACT” and “Outsmarting the SAT”, Elizabeth King Coaching, Inc) and Eileen Cunningham Feikens (Director of College Counseling, Dwight-Englewood School) on the Tuesday, January 10, 2017 edition of The Process.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Process: October 11, 2016

Host Eric Furda is joined by Elizabeth King (President; Author of “Acing the ACT” and “Outsmarting the SAT”, Elizabeth King Coaching, Inc), David Charlow (Founder; Financial Aid Expert, AccessApplied.com), and Eileen Cunningham Feikens (Director of College Counseling, Dwight-Englewood School) on the Tuesday, October 11, 2016 edition of The Process.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Process: July 19, 2016

Host Eric Furda is joined by David Charlow (Founder; Financial Aid Expert, AccessApplied.com) and Eileen Cunningham Feikens (Director of College Counseling, Dwight-Englewood School) on the Tuesday, July 19, 2016 edition of The Process.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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