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PennWest California Admission Requirements

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Your chances of getting into PennWest California

PennWest California GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.31

Typical High School Grades 

B+

What GPA do you need to get into PennWest California?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into PennWest California are to have around a 3.31 high school GPA. You are required to have above average high school grades.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at PennWest California is 3.31 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #78 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.3 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted PennWest California students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 17.93% Good
3.75 to 3.99 12.29% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 15.62% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 14.34% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 10.37% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 17.67% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 10.76% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 1.02% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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PennWest California SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

940-1150

Applicants Submitting SAT 

38%
SAT Scores for PennWest California
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 480
Math 25th Percentile 460
Composite 25th Percentile 940
SAT Scores for PennWest California
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 580
Math 75th Percentile 570
Composite 75th Percentile 1150
Average SAT Score 1050

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to PennWest California?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at PennWest California is 1050 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 940-1150. Students who get into PennWest California score in the top 71 percent of all SAT test takers..  PennWest California ranks #95 in the state of Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1050 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. PennWest California regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 940 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 940, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 830, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

View other colleges which accept students in the 1050 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1045, you have around a 0% chance of being admitted. A 1150 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 0% chance of getting in.

PennWest California admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1150 and Above Good >0%
1045 to 1150 Avg + 0%-0%
940 to 1045 Avg - 0%-0%
835 to 940 Reach 0%-0%
Less than 835 Low <0%
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PennWest California ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

18-24 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

6%
ACT Scores for PennWest California
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 16
Math 25th Percentile 17
Composite 25th Percentile 18
ACT Scores for PennWest California
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 24
Math 75th Percentile 25
Composite 75th Percentile 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into PennWest California?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to PennWest California is 21, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 18 and 24.  The school ranks #67 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 21. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 18 and score in the score in the top 62 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 15.

6 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to PennWest California.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into PennWest California for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 21 score has around 0% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 0% with a 24 ACT score.

PennWest California admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
24 and Above Good >0%
21 to 24 Avg + 0%-0%
18 to 21 Avg - 0%-0%
15 to 18 Reach 0%-0%
Less than 15 Low <0%
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High School Class Rank

63% of PennWest California freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 31% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted PennWest California students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 9%
Top 25% of class 31%
Top 50% of class 63%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Aug 22, 2024

Days left to Apply

85

Applicants have 85 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Aug 22, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to PennWest California is $35.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to PennWest California and what student information is used for admission decisions?

PennWest California Application Requirements
Test Scores
High School GPA
High School Class Rank
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Demonstration of Competencies

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at PennWest California
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Other Colleges to Apply To 

Students applying to PennWest California often consider these colleges

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=211361 IPEDS survey data for PennWest California.

FAQs

Does PennWest California prefer SAT or ACT?

38% of students submit their SAT scores to PennWest California. 6% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into PennWest California?

100% of those who apply are granted admission to PennWest California. Admission competition is and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for PennWest California?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 940 and 1150. The average SAT score is 1045. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for PennWest California?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 24. The average ACT score is 21. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.