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Keystone College Admission Requirements

La Plume, Pennsylvania

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Your chances of getting into Keystone College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for Keystone College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Keystone College is 82.1%.  Its admission rate is the 58th lowest in Pennsylvania.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Keystone College and can you get accepted?

Keystone College is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 1,233 out of the 1,501 who applied were admitted.

The school has easy admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 74 percent on standardized admission tests. Keystone College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.0. 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Keystone College?

82% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Keystone College you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Earn B grades in high school
  • Score 1050 on the SAT

Keystone College GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


What GPA do you need to get into Keystone College?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Keystone College are to have around a 3.0 high school GPA. You need about average high school grades.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.0 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Keystone College accepts 82% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Keystone College is 3.0 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B letter grades and regularly score around 83-86 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #100 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Keystone College is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.0 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 Keystone College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 8.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 18.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 13.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 14.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 19.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 25.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 3.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Keystone College SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Keystone College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 12% of students submitted SAT scores and 1% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for Keystone College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 450
Math 25th Percentile 470
Composite 25th Percentile 920
SAT Scores for Keystone College
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 590
Math 75th Percentile 580
Composite 75th Percentile 1170
Average SAT Score 1050

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Keystone College?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Keystone College is 1050 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 920-1170. Students who get into Keystone College score in the top 74 percent of all SAT test takers..  Keystone College ranks #66 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. Keystone College regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 920 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 920, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 790, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Keystone College is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "considered but not required".

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

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 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 82% chance of being admitted. A 1170 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 90% chance of getting in.

Keystone College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1170 and Above Good >90%
1045 to 1170 Avg + 82%-90%
920 to 1045 Avg - 71%-82%
795 to 920 Reach 56%-71%
Less than 795 Low <56%
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Keystone College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

Not Reported

Applicants Submitting ACT 

ACT Scores for Keystone College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile N/A
Math 25th Percentile N/A
Composite 25th Percentile N/A
ACT Scores for Keystone College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile N/A
Math 75th Percentile N/A
Composite 75th Percentile N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class


Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Keystone College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 597 904 1,501
Accepted 506 727 1,233
Acceptance Rate 85% 80% 82%
Enrolled 85 131 216
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 18% 18%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Keystone College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Keystone College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Keystone College Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Keystone College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Other Colleges to Apply To 

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=213303 IPEDS survey data for Keystone College.


Does Keystone College prefer SAT or ACT?

12% of students submit their SAT scores to Keystone College. 1% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Keystone College?

82% of those who apply are granted admission to Keystone College. Admission competition is and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Keystone College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 920 and 1170. The average SAT score is 1045. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.