Penn State Berks Admission RequirementsReading, Pennsylvania
Chances of getting into Penn State Berks
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into Penn State Berks and can I get accepted? The school has a 87% acceptance rate ranking it #103 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,585 out of 1,817 applicants were admitted making Penn State Berks an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 52 percent. Penn State Berks typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 38% 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 Berks SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT84%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||500|
|SAT Math 25th||500|
|SAT Composite 25th||1000|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||600|
|SAT Math 75th||600|
|SAT Composite 75th||1200|
|Average SAT Score||1100|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Penn State Berks?
Penn State Berks typically requires applicants to be in the top 60 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1000 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 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1100 out of 1600. The school ranks #50 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 84 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1200 and Above||Good||>92%|
|1100 to 1200||Avg +||87%-92%|
|1000 to 1100||Avg -||80%-87%|
|900 to 1000||Reach||70%-80%|
|Less than 900||Low||<70%|
Penn State Berks ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT9%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||19|
|ACT Math 25th||19|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||26|
|ACT Math 75th||27|
|ACT Composite 75th||26|
|Average ACT Score||23|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Penn State Berks?
Admission data indicates that Penn State Berks 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 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #44 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 9 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Penn State Berks.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|26 and Above||Good||>93%|
|23 to 26||Avg +||87%-93%|
|21 to 23||Avg -||81%-87%|
|19 to 21||Reach||74%-81%|
|Less than 19||Low||<74%|
Avg. High School GPA3.02
Typical High School GradesB
You will need about average high school grades to get into Penn State Berks. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Penn State Berks was 3.02 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #91 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.02 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Penn State Berks accepts 87% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||11%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||15%||Good|
|3.00 to 3.25||21%||Avg +|
|2.75 to 3.00||34%||Avg -|
|2.50 to 2.75||12%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||1%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
65% of Penn State Berks freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||7%|
|Top 25% of class||27%|
|Top 50% of class||65%|
|Bottom 50% of class||35%|
|Bottom 25% of class||8%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||31%||43%||38%|
What are the requirements for admission to Penn State Berks and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=214704 IPEDS survey data for Penn State Berks.
Frequently Asked Questions
84% of students submit their SAT scores to Penn State Berks. 9% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
87% of those who apply are granted admission to Penn State Berks. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1000 and 1200. 84% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.