Penn State University Admissions







Undergraduate application fee (2016-2017): $65

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS FALL 2015

TOTAL MALE FEMALE
Number of applicants 53,472 26,457 27,015
Percent admitted 51% 48% 54%
Percent admitted who enrolled 28% 31% 25%

 

ADMISSIONS CONSIDERATIONS REQUIRED RECOMMENDED
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X

 

TEST SCORES: FALL 2015 (ENROLLED FIRST-TIME STUDENTS)

STUDENTS SUBMITTING SCORES NUMBER PERCENT
SAT 5,516 72%
ACT 1,541 20%

 

TEST SCORES 25TH PERCENTILE* 75TH PERCENTILE**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above

  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading 530 630
SAT Math 560 670
SAT Writing 540 640
ACT Composite 25 29
ACT English 25 31
ACT Math 25 30
ACT Writing 8 9
  • The vast majority of Penn State majors can be started at any of the 20 undergraduate campuses with the majority ending at the University Park campus. Penn State’s application allows students to choose both a first choice and an alternate choice campus which gives students the best chance of joining the Penn State family.

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