Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre

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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre can be found in Lehman, PA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre has only around 800 enrolled students, which allows them to offer higher teacher to student ratios.

Students can report either the SAT Exam or ACT scores to Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre. A score in the range of 1280 to 1620 on the SAT exam, or 19 to 23 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre average GPA ranges from 2.89 to 3.25 for accepted students. About 80 percent of all students which applied were accepted at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 38 percent continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at admissions.psu.edu.

Overall Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012

82.0%

The overall acceptance rate for Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre was reported as 82.0% in Fall 2012 with over 472 college 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: 1280 - 1620
  • ACT Scores: 19 - 23
  • Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre, 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 Wilkes-Barre has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 85.3%
  • 2009-2010: 91.0%
  • 2010-2011: 92.4%
  • 2011-2012: 87.8%
  • 2012-2013: 82.0%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2017-2018: 86.6%

How Does Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre Compare?

82.0%
This School
55.5%
National Avg

The acceptance rate for Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre is forty-eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Baptist Bible College & Seminary of Pennsylvania85.8%
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Hazleton86.3%
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Schuylkill81.1%
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Lehigh Valley85.5%
Pennsylvania College of Art and Design36.1%

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
Applicants47265.0%35.0%
Admitted38765.9%34.1%
Enrolled14878.4%21.6%

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

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading430 - 550
Math440 - 570
Writing410 - 500
Total Score1280 - 1620
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 23
Math23 - 24
Composite Score19 - 23
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