Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks

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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks can be found in Reading, PA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Over 3,000 students are enrolled at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores within the range of 1280 (25th percentile) to 1620 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 19 (25th percentile) to 25 (75th percentile) on the ACT is typical among applicants admitted to this school. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.89 - 3.25. About 80 percent of all applicant were accepted at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 38 percent continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at admissions.psu.edu.

Overall Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012

83.1%

The overall acceptance rate for Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks was reported as 83.1% in Fall 2012 with over 2,570 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 - 25
  • Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.25

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

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks, 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 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 81.2%
  • 2009-2010: 83.5%
  • 2010-2011: 81.5%
  • 2011-2012: 81.8%
  • 2012-2013: 83.1%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2019-2020: 82.4%

How Does Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks Compare?

83.1%
This School
55.5%
National Avg

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

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Albright College62.3%
Alvernia University77.6%
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Schuylkill81.1%
Lancaster Bible College58.1%
Lancaster General College of Nursing & Health Sciences52.0%

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
Applicants2,57051.4%48.6%
Admitted2,13551.1%48.9%
Enrolled81455.4%44.6%

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

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading430 - 530
Math440 - 570
Writing410 - 520
Total Score1280 - 1620
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 23
Math19 - 25
Composite Score19 - 25
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