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Penn State Beaver Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Penn State Beaver

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Penn State Beaver
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Penn State Beaver and can I get accepted? The school has a 81% acceptance rate ranking it #85 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 644 out of 792 applicants were admitted making Penn State Beaver 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 48 percent. Only 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Penn State Beaver SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Penn State Beaver
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1070
SAT Scores for Penn State Beaver
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1270
Average SAT Score 1170

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

Penn State Beaver typically requires applicants to be in the top 47 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 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 970. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1170 out of 1600. The school ranks #46 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 71 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 Beaver admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1270 and Above Good >88%
1170 to 1270 Avg + 81%-88%
1070 to 1170 Avg - 71%-81%
970 to 1070 Reach 60%-71%
Less than 970 Low <60%
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Penn State Beaver ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Penn State Beaver
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Penn State Beaver
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 31
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Penn State Beaver regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 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 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #30 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 10 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Penn State Beaver.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Penn State Beaver admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >88%
24 to 28 Avg + 81%-88%
20 to 24 Avg - 71%-81%
16 to 20 Reach 60%-71%
Less than 16 Low <60%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Penn State Beaver has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

Admission Statistics

Penn State Beaver admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 368 424 792
Accepted 306 338 644
Acceptance Rate 83% 80% 81%
Enrolled 79 105 184
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 31% 29%

Admission Requirements

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

Penn State Beaver 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 Beaver
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=214698 IPEDS survey data for Penn State Beaver.