Plymouth State University (Plymouth)

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Plymouth State University can be found in Plymouth, NH, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Plymouth has an enrollment of about 6,100 students.

Most of the students getting into this school got an SAT score between 1280 to 1590, or got accepted with an ACT composite score between 18 to 23. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Plymouth average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.89 - 3.18. Plymouth State University admits around 80% of students applying. Of those that are accepted, roughly 23% of students attended the school. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Plymouth Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Plymouth State University was reported as 77.5% in Fall 2013 with over 5,120 college applications submitted to Plymouth. 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

  • Plymouth SAT Scores: 1280 - 1590
  • Plymouth ACT Scores: 18 - 23
  • Plymouth Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Plymouth State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Plymouth State University 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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Plymouth State University has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 69.8%
  • 2010-2011: 76.4%
  • 2011-2012: 73.8%
  • 2012-2013: 76.5%
  • 2013-2014: 77.5%
  • Projected Plymouth Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 75.9%

How Does Plymouth Compare?

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National Avg

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

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Colby-Sawyer College83.1%
Dartmouth College9.8%
New England College90.0%
Vermont Technical College82.6%
Saint Anselm College73.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Plymouth (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading430 - 530
Math430 - 540
Writing420 - 520
Total Score1280 - 1590
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score18 - 23
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