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Penn State Admissions

Penn State admissions is selective with an acceptance rate of 50%. Students that get into Penn State have an average SAT score between 1160-1340 or an average ACT score of 25-30. The regular admissions application deadline for Penn State is rolling.

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
50%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
Total Applicants
56,114
SAT Range
1160-1340
SAT Reading
580-660
SAT Math
580-680
Students Submitting SAT
65%
ACT Range
25-30
ACT English
25-31
ACT Math
25-30
ACT Writing
8-9
Students Submitting ACT
30%

Admissions Deadlines

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

Admissions Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying
  • High School GPA
    Required
  • High School Rank
    Recommended
  • High School Transcript
    Required
  • College Prep Courses
    Recommended
  • SAT/ACT
    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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