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Penn State
  • 4 Year
  • UNIVERSITY PARK, PA

Penn State Admissions

Admissions Overview

Penn State admissions is somewhat selective with an acceptance rate of 76%. Students that get into Penn State have an average SAT score between 1070-1310 or an average ACT score of 23-30. The regular admissions application deadline for Penn State is rolling. Interested students can apply for early action, and the Penn State early action deadline is November 15.

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Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
76%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
No data available  
Total Applicants
95,970
SAT Range
1070-1310
SAT Reading
540-640
SAT Math
530-670
Students Submitting SAT
77%
ACT Range
23-30
ACT English
22-30
ACT Math
23-29
ACT Writing
8-9
Students Submitting ACT
13%

Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Early Decision Deadline
No data available  
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Offers Early Decision
No
Offers Early Action
Yes
Application Fee
$65
Application Website
Accepts Common App
No data available  
Accepts Coalition App
Yes

Admissions Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying
  • High School GPA
    Required
  • High School Rank
    Neither required nor recommended
  • High School Transcript
    Required
  • College Prep Courses
    Recommended
  • SAT/ACT
    Considered but not required
  • Recommendations
    Neither required nor recommended
Poll
61%
of students say the admissions process made them feel like the school cared about them as an applicant. 180 responses
Poll
62%
of students feel the admissions process evaluated them individually as a real person, not just a set of numbers. 180 responses

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