Pennsylvania State University, Main Campus (Penn State)

University Park, PA

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Pennsylvania State University, Main Campus

Pennsylvania State University, Main Campus

Pennsylvania State University, Main Campus Applicant Information

Important Admissions Deadlines

Priority Application Due November 30
Reply to Acceptance by May 1

Admission Rate

  • Men
  • Women
  Men Women Total
Applied 23,238 22,264 45,502
Accepted 11,574 12,281 23,855
Acceptance Rate 50% 55% 52%
Enrolled 3,771 3,595 7,366

Penn State Test Scores

Note: All test score ranges and GPA are approximations based on available data. Falling within a school’s displayed range for test scores and/or GPA does not guarantee admission to that school.

Average GPA
3.53 (weighted)

SAT Scores

(79% of Students Admitted to Pennsylvania State University, Main Campus Submit SAT Scores)

  • Verbal 530 to 630
  • Math 560 to 670
  • Writing 540 to 640
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Writing
Category Verbal Math Writing
Top 75th Percentile 630 670 640
Bottom 25th Percentile 530 560 540

ACT Scores

(14% of Students Admitted to Pennsylvania State University, Main Campus Submit ACT Scores)

  • Verbal 25 to 30
  • Math 25 to 30
  • Composite 25 to 29
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Composite
  Verbal Math Composite
Top 75th Percentile 30 30 29
Bottom 25th Percentile 25 25 25

Pennsylvania State University, Main Campus Application Requirements

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($50)   Very Important
High School Diploma or Equivalent   Very Important
High School GPA   Very Important
High School Rank   Considered
High School Transcript   Very Important
Recommendations     Considered
Essay     Considered
Extracurricular Activities     Considered
Volunteer Work     Considered
Standardized Test Score(s)   Very Important
Interview     Not Considered
Competencies     Not Considered
TOEFL   Very Important

High School Prerequisites

Subject Years Required Years Recommended
English 4 4
Foreign Language 2 2
Math 3 3
Science 3 3
Social Studies 3 3
Electives 1 1

Pennsylvania State University, Main Campus Transfer Students

Undergraduate Enrollment 41,614 (99%)
Undergraduate Transfer-in Enrollment 398 (0%)

Pennsylvania State University, Main Campus Admissons Requirements for Transfers

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($50)   Very Important
Credits (minimum 18)   Very Important
GPA (minimum 0.00)   Very Important
High School Transcript   Very Important
College Transcript   Very Important
Essay/Personal Statement     Not Considered
Interview     Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores     Not Considered
Statement of Good Standing
from Prior Institution(s)
    Not Considered

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