Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

University Park, Pennsylvania


Admissions

Undergraduate Application Fee

$65

Admissions Website

admissions.psu.edu/

Online Application Website

admissions.psu.edu/apply/

Admissions Statistics

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus has an acceptance rate of 76%. The acceptance rate of 76% implies that for every 100 students that applied 76 students got accepted. 95,970 students appied to Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus. 76% of the students that applied got accepted, and 22% that that got accepted enrolled.

Number of Applicants

95,970

Acceptance Rate

76%

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus has acceptance rate of 77% for male students and 75% for female students. 46,305 male students applied to Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus compared to 49,465 female students. 77% of the male students that applied got accepted, and 24% of the males students that got accepted enrolled compared to 75% of the female students that applied got accepted, and 20% of the female students that got accepted enrolled.

Applicants by Gender

Male Female
Number of Applicants46,30549,465
Percent Admitted77%75%
Percent Admitted who Enrolled24%20%

Admissions Considerations

Students applying to Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus are required to submit secondary school GPA, secondary school record and admission test scores (SAT/ACT) for admission. In contrast, applicants are recommended (but not required) to submit completion of college-preparatory program for admission.

What matters for admission

Open admission policyNo
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)Required

SAT Scores

77% of the enrolled students at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus submitted SAT scores. The estimated average SAT composite score for Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is 1190. Amongst the enrolled students that submitted SAT scores to Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus, 50% have SAT composite scores ranging from 1070 to 1310. 25% of enrolled students have SAT composite scores below 1070 whereas 25% of the enrolled students have SAT composite scores above 1310.

SAT Composite Range

1070 - 1310

Students Submitting SAT

77%

The SAT reading score at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus ranged from 540 to 640. The SAT math score at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus ranged from 530 to 670.

SAT Reading Range540 - 640
SAT Math Range530 - 670

SAT lower and upper ranges are the 25th and 75th percentile of SAT scores of the enrolled students.

ACT Scores

13% of the enrolled students at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus submitted ACT scores. The estimated average ACT composite score for Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is 26. Amongst the enrolled students that submitted ACT scores to Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus, 50% have ACT composite scores ranging from 23 to 30. 25% of enrolled students have ACT composite scores below 23 whereas 25% of the enrolled students have ACT composite scores above 30.

ACT Composite Range

23 - 30

Students Submitting ACT

13%

The ACT english score at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus ranged from 22 to 30. The ACT math score at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus ranged from 23 to 29.

ACT English Range22 - 30
ACT Math Range23 - 29

ACT lower and upper ranges are the 25th and 75th percentile of ACT scores of the enrolled students.

Credits Accepted

Credit TypeAccepted
Dual CreditYes
Credit for Life ExperiencesYes
Advanced Placement (AP) CreditsYes