Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (PSU)

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PSU can be found in Abington, PA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Over 3,800 students are enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington.

Students can report either the SAT or ACT exam scores at PSU. A score between 1210 - 1570 on the SAT exam, or 18 - 24 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (PSU) average GPA ranges from 2.80 to 3.18 for accepted students. This school has an acceptance rate of around 78% with 28% of applicants choosing to continue on and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (PSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington was reported as 77.7% in Fall 2012 with over 3,220 college applications submitted to Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington. 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

  • PSU SAT Scores: 1210 - 1570
  • PSU ACT Scores: 18 - 24
  • PSU Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.18

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

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington, 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 2019 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2019-2020 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for PSU has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 78.2%
  • 2009-2010: 84.3%
  • 2010-2011: 79.0%
  • 2011-2012: 78.2%
  • 2012-2013: 77.7%
  • Projected PSU Acceptance Rate 2019-2020: 78.9%

How Does Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (PSU) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for PSU is forty percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Bryn Athyn College of the New Church51.8%
Arcadia University59.7%
Chestnut Hill College57.9%
Holy Family University75.9%
Philadelphia University64.1%

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)


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

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading390 - 510
Math430 - 550
Writing390 - 510
Total Score1210 - 1570
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 23
Math18 - 25
Composite Score18 - 24
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