Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg

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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg can be found in Middletown, PA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around four thousand students enrolled each year at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg.

The majority of students that got into Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg earned an SAT score between 1330 to 1690, or got accepted with an ACT composite score between 22 to 24. We were able to estimate the Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg average GPA (2.98 - 3.33) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 80% of all those who apply are admitted to Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg, from which 28 percent choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at admissions.psu.edu.

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

79.9%

The overall acceptance rate for Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg was reported as 79.9% in Fall 2012 with over 2,790 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: 1330 - 1690
  • ACT Scores: 22 - 24
  • Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.33

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

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

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 Harrisburg has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 72.6%
  • 2009-2010: 86.2%
  • 2010-2011: 82.9%
  • 2011-2012: 79.1%
  • 2012-2013: 79.9%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2019-2020: 80.4%

How Does Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg Compare?

79.9%
This School
55.5%
National Avg

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

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Elizabethtown College69.6%
Messiah College65.9%
Lebanon Valley College66.9%
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State York84.5%
Dickinson College44.5%

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
Applicants2,79253.8%46.2%
Admitted2,23255.8%44.2%
Enrolled62857.6%42.4%

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

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading440 - 550
Math460 - 600
Writing430 - 540
Total Score1330 - 1690
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 24
Math20 - 27
Composite Score22 - 24
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