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Penn State Admissions

Penn State admissions is selective with an acceptance rate of 56%. Students that get into Penn State have an average SAT score between 1160-1360 or an average ACT score of 25-30. The regular admissions application deadline for Penn State is rolling.

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
56%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
Total Applicants
52,742
SAT Range
1160-1360
SAT Reading
580-660
SAT Math
580-700
Students Submitting SAT
74%
ACT Range
25-30
ACT English
25-33
ACT Math
25-30
ACT Writing
8-9
Students Submitting ACT
21%

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
    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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