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Abington, Pennsylvania

Penn State Abington Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Penn State Abington

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
85.2%
Admission Difficulty for Penn State Abington
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Penn State Abington and can I get accepted? The school has a 85% acceptance rate. Last year, 4,385 out of 5,145 applicants were admitted making Penn State Abington an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 47 percent. Penn State Abington typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Penn State Abington SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1050-1270
Applicants Submitting SAT
79%
SAT Scores for Penn State Abington
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1050
SAT Scores for Penn State Abington
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1270
Average SAT Score 1160

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Penn State Abington?

Penn State Abington typically requires applicants to be in the top 51 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 940. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 79 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Penn State Abington admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1270 and Above Good >91%
1160 to 1270 Avg + 85%-91%
1050 to 1160 Avg - 77%-85%
940 to 1050 Reach 66%-77%
Less than 940 Low <66%
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Penn State Abington ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
11%
ACT Scores for Penn State Abington
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Penn State Abington
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 32
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Penn State Abington?

Admission data indicates that Penn State Abington regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. 11 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Penn State Abington.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Penn State Abington admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >91%
24 to 27 Avg + 85%-91%
21 to 24 Avg - 77%-85%
18 to 21 Reach 66%-77%
Less than 18 Low <66%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.12
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into Penn State Abington. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Penn State Abington was 3.12 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.12 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Penn State Abington accepts 85% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Penn State Abington students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 9% Good
3.50 to 3.75 17% Good
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 21% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 27% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 10% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

69% of Penn State Abington freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Penn State Abington students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 11%
Top 25% of class 32%
Top 50% of class 69%
Bottom 50% of class 31%
Bottom 25% of class 6%

Admission Statistics

Penn State Abington admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,621 2,524 5,145
Accepted 2,232 2,153 4,385
Acceptance Rate 85% 85% 85%
Enrolled 457 599 1,056
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 28% 24%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Penn State Abington and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Penn State Abington Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Penn State Abington
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=214801 IPEDS survey data for Penn State Abington.