Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington

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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington can be found in New Kensington, PA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington has only approximately 870 enrolled students, which allows them to offer smaller classes.

Many of the students accepted into this school got an SAT score in the range of 1270 - 1640, or got accepted with an ACT composite score in the range of 16 - 27. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.89 - 3.25. Roughly 70% of all applicant were admitted at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington, and from those that were granted acceptance around 44% continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at admissions.psu.edu.

Overall Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012

73.8%

The overall acceptance rate for Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington was reported as 73.8% in Fall 2012 with over 477 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1270 - 1640
  • ACT Scores: 16 - 27
  • Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2017 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2017-2018 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 84.4%
  • 2009-2010: 88.7%
  • 2010-2011: 85.1%
  • 2011-2012: 79.9%
  • 2012-2013: 73.8%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2017-2018: 79.9%

How Does Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington Compare?

73.8%
This School
55.5%
National Avg

The acceptance rate for Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington is thirty-three percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny79.8%
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver87.3%
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Fayette- Eberly Campus89.2%
Bethany College49.5%
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Shenango69.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)

TotalMaleFemale
Applicants47754.3%45.7%
Admitted35257.1%42.9%
Enrolled15468.2%31.8%

Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington (Fall 2012)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading430 - 550
Math430 - 570
Writing410 - 520
Total Score1270 - 1640
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 24
Math17 - 25
Composite Score16 - 27
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