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Penn State Berks Admission Requirements

Reading, Pennsylvania

Chances of getting into Penn State Berks

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
87.2%
Admission Difficulty for Penn State Berks
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery 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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1000-1200
Applicants Submitting SAT
84%
SAT Scores for Penn State Berks
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1000
SAT Scores for Penn State Berks
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1200
Average SAT Score 1100

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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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Penn State Berks admission chances by SAT score
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%
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Penn State Berks ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
9%
ACT Scores for Penn State Berks
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Penn State Berks
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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Penn State Berks admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.02
Typical High School Grades
B

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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Penn State Berks students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 6% Good
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

High School Class Rank

65% of Penn State Berks freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Penn State Berks students
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%

Admission Statistics

Penn State Berks admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 807 1,010 1,817
Accepted 697 888 1,585
Acceptance Rate 86% 88% 87%
Enrolled 218 382 600
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 31% 43% 38%

Admission Requirements

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

Penn State Berks 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 Berks
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=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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 26. 9% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.