Penn State Harrisburg Admissions

The application fee is $65 for applying undergraduate school and $65 for graduate school at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$65
Graduate Application Fees$65
Admission Informationadmissions.psu.edu/
Online Applicationadmissions.psu.edu/apply/
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Credits for Life Experiences, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree Offered1 Year Certificate, 2 Year Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Doctorate (Research)

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Admission Statistics

For academic year 2018-19, the acceptance rate is 87.99% and yield is 24.99%. 2,577 men and 2,011 women applied to Penn State Harrisburg and 2,294 men and 1,750 women students were accepted. Among them, 596 men and 403 women were enrolled into the school (Fall 2018). Following table and chart show the admission statistics including number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants4,5882,5772,011
Admitted4,0372,2941,750
Enrolled1,009596403
Acceptance Ratio 87.99%89.02%87.02%
Yield 24.99%25.98%23.03%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For academic year 2018-2019, 771 students (78% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 128 students (13%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 610 and 25th percentile is 520. The SAT Math score is 680 (75th) and 530 (25th). The submitted ACT score is 86 (75th percentile) and 86 (25th percentile). .
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing520610
SAT Math530680
ACT Composite2327
ACT Math2433
ACT English2226
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg are competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,079, ACT: 61 - Public Master's College and University (larger programs)).

Application Requirements

Penn State Harrisburg requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript) and Completion of College Preparatory Program to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA and High School Rank. Next table summarizes Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg application requirements.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and required years of subject, see Penn State Harrisburg online application page .
Penn State Harrisburg Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankRecommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRecommended
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended


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