Admissions Information

The application fee is $65 for applying undergraduate school and $65 for graduate school at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus. 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), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 75.94% and the yield is 21.94%. 46,305 men and 49,465 women applied to Penn State and 35,689 men and 37,053 women students were accepted. Among them, 8,642 men and 7,347 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2019). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants95,97046,30549,465
Admitted72,88035,68937,053
Enrolled15,9898,6427,347
Acceptance Rate 75.94%77.07%74.91%
Yield 21.94%24.21%19.83%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2019-2020, 12,350 students (77% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 2,072 students (13%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 640 and the 25th percentile is 540. The SAT Math score is 670 (75th) and 530 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 30 (75th percentile) and 23 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing540640
SAT Math530670
ACT Composite2330
ACT Math2329
ACT English2230
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus are similar to the average score when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,257, ACT: 77 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).

Application Requirements

It 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, The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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Penn State Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankNeither required nor recommended
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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