Pennsylvania State University-Penn State York

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

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT exam scores to Pennsylvania State University-Penn State York. A score in the range of 1265 to 1630 on the SAT exam, or 21 to 25 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Pennsylvania State University-Penn State York average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.89 - 3.25. Roughly 80 percent of all applicant were accepted at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State York, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 27 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 York Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012

84.5%

The overall acceptance rate for Pennsylvania State University-Penn State York was reported as 84.5% in Fall 2012 with over 1,330 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: 1265 - 1630
  • ACT Scores: 21 - 25
  • Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.25

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

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

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

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 81.9%
  • 2009-2010: 87.4%
  • 2010-2011: 84.4%
  • 2011-2012: 78.9%
  • 2012-2013: 84.5%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2019-2020: 83.1%

How Does Pennsylvania State University-Penn State York Compare?

84.5%
This School
55.5%
National Avg

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

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Elizabethtown College69.6%
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg79.9%
Messiah College65.9%
Franklin and Marshall College39.3%
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
Applicants1,32951.2%48.8%
Admitted1,12351.6%48.4%
Enrolled30055.7%44.3%

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

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading410 - 540
Math440 - 570
Writing415 - 520
Total Score1265 - 1630
ACT®Score Range
English19 - 26
Math20 - 25
Composite Score21 - 25
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