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WHARTON MONEYBALL ACADEMY: TRAINING CAMP

Wharton Moneyball Academy: Training Camp is a one-week program broadly introducing students to statistics through a sports lens. Hosted by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton Sports Business Initiative (WSBI), the Wharton Moneyball Academy: Training Camp welcomes talented high school sophomores, juniors and seniors intrigued by statistics. Students applying to this program should have strong math skills and an interest in sports.

Wharton professor Adi Wyner in conjunction with PhD students will teach the program. The summer experience serves as an entrée into the sports statistics world as it is not heavily focused on computing but rather the fundamental principles of sports statistics. This program is a thorough investigation of and an introduction to statistics and computing in the context of sports.

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Location: University of Pennsylvania
Grades: Rising 10th – 12th
Program Dates: July 21 – July 27
Session Length: 1 Week

This application has a rolling admissions timeline. We recommend applying as soon as possible.

Residential Tuition: $2,500

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FAST FACTS

“My son Andrew is graduating high school this June and headed to Penn in the fall…in large part due to the many summers he had with you guys at Penn where he fell in love with the campus!”

Cynthia R., Parent

“My daughter attended one of the Penn programs last summer. I was concerned about her first time away from home and in the city. But, I can tell you she absolutely loved the experience.”

Jodi Solkin H., Parent

SCHEDULE OF A DAY

  • 8:15am Breakfast

  • 9:00am Morning Class

  • 12:00pm Lunch

  • 1:30pm Guest Speaker

  • 2:45pm Programming and Group Work

  • 4:45pm Afternoon Activities

  • 6:00pm Dinner

  • 7:00pm Evening Activities

  • 10:00pm Curfew

“MONEYBALL” METHOD

You will learn the “Moneyball” method which focuses on using data to make deep discoveries that are not obvious and certainly go against conventional wisdom. When it comes to sports, you will become a data-driven decision maker. As you learn statistical reasoning as well as key data analysis skills, you will be primed to be a leader in an increasingly data-driven economy.

Moneyball covers some of Wharton’s Statistics 101 course as well as many of its advanced level statistics courses. This program also teaches you how to apply the statistical techniques you learn in AP Statistics. This program is ideal for students with a strong background in math and a love of sports. An interest in computer programming is recommended but no specific background is necessary
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FACULTY

Mornings will be spent attending classes at the Wharton School. You will be learning from Professor Abraham Wyner and other leading sports business and statistics academics. They are experts at helping to make difficult concepts easier to understand!

Professor Abraham Wyner is Professor and Chair of the Wharton undergraduate program in Statistics at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. His principle focus at Wharton has been research in Applied Probability, Information Theory and Statistical Learning. Professor Wyner has participated in numerous consulting projects in various businesses, including as one of the earliest consultants for TiVo, Inc, where he helped develop early personalization software. Professor Wyner created some of the first on-line data summarization tools, while acting as CTO for Surfnotes, Inc. His interest in sports statistics has led to a collaboration with ESPN where he was the PI on the ESPN-funded MLB player evaluation research project.

Check out his radio show on Sirius XM.

Watch Professor Wyner’s interview on MLB Now.

AT THE WHARTON MONEYBALL ACADEMY YOU WILL:

THE WHARTON SCHOOL

The Wharton School is the business school of the University of Pennsylvania, a private Ivy League university located in Philadelphia. Wharton was established in 1881 and was the first business school in the United States. Wharton is widely regarded as one of the world’s top institutions for business education and, currently, U.S. News & World Report ranks Wharton’s undergraduate program #1.

LIFE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

A historic Ivy League university. Located in the heart of Philadelphia. During the summer, the UPenn campus is filled with high school students, undergraduates, graduate students and professors; giving you the real collegiate experience.

International Experience. About 40% of students come from around the world to join us each summer. Every year we hear how much students enjoy meeting people from all over the country and the world and how it opened their eyes to different parts of the globe.

Trips & Activities. There is always something to do when class is over: movies, tours, events, going to the gym and more. Campus is surrounded by dozens of shops and restaurants that are fun to explore with friends. Trips are offered every Saturday to regional destinations of your choice. And Sundays are for exploring the Philadelphia region.

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2019 DATES & PRICES

 July 21 – July 27

  • Rooming
  • On-campus meals
  • Afternoon and evening activities
  • Academic instruction
  • Guest appearances
  • Course materials

  • Non-refundable application fee: $95
  • Early arrival student package: $250
  • Optional services such as linen and airport transportation
  • Meals during weekend trips and off-campus weekday dinners

Students arrive on Sunday, July 21, and depart campus on Saturday, July 27.

In order to complete an application for admission, students are required to submit the following:

  • Basic application information using our registration form
  • Application fee ($95, paid via credit card, this fee is nonrefundable)
  • Essay (required, Topic: “In 300-400 words, please explain what inspires your interest in Sports Analytics and Statistics. How will you use that inspiration to make the most of your experience at Wharton Moneyball?”)
  • School information (name, address, phone, type, guidance counselor information, GPA, class rank, etc.)
  • Academic transcript including Fall grades (required, we accept unofficial and official transcripts)
  • School profile (required unless unavailable)
  • Letters of recommendation (we require two letters, the first must be written by a mathematics or computer science instructor, and the second may be written by a current or recent teacher, school administrator, employer or mentor, or director of extracurricular activities)
  • Standardized test scores (optional, but recommended)
  • International students who do not receive academic instruction in English will be required to show competency in English. In order of our preference, the student may submit TOEFL, IELTS, ACT, SAT, or letter of recommendation from English Teacher.
  • Financial aid application (required, if applicable)

Rolling Admissions Timeline:

  • Round 1
    • Completion Date: November 23, 2018 – December 31, 2018
    • Decision Date: January 18, 2019
  • Round 2
    • Completion Date: January 1, 2019 – January 31, 2019
    • Decision Date: February 15, 2019
  • Round 3
    • Completion Date: February 1, 2019 – February 28, 2019
    • Decision Date: March 15, 2019
  • Round 4
    • Completion Date: March 1, 2019 – March 31, 2019
    • Decision Date: April 26, 2019

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