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Penn State Brandywine Admission Requirements

Media, Pennsylvania

Chances of getting into Penn State Brandywine

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
86.9%
Admission Difficulty for Penn State Brandywine
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Penn State Brandywine and can I get accepted? The school has a 87% acceptance rate ranking it #104 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,189 out of 1,369 applicants were admitted making Penn State Brandywine 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 56 percent. Only 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Penn State Brandywine SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
960-1190
Applicants Submitting SAT
82%
SAT Scores for Penn State Brandywine
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 960
SAT Scores for Penn State Brandywine
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1190
Average SAT Score 1080

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

Penn State Brandywine typically requires applicants to be in the top 68 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 960 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 840. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1080 out of 1600. The school ranks #61 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 82 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 Brandywine admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1190 and Above Good >92%
1075 to 1190 Avg + 87%-92%
960 to 1075 Avg - 80%-87%
845 to 960 Reach 70%-80%
Less than 845 Low <70%
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Penn State Brandywine ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
5%
ACT Scores for Penn State Brandywine
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Penn State Brandywine
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 28
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 Brandywine?

Admission data indicates that Penn State Brandywine 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 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #32 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 5 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Penn State Brandywine.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Penn State Brandywine admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >92%
24 to 28 Avg + 87%-92%
21 to 24 Avg - 81%-87%
18 to 21 Reach 73%-81%
Less than 18 Low <73%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

Admission Statistics

Penn State Brandywine admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 576 793 1,369
Accepted 487 702 1,189
Acceptance Rate 85% 89% 87%
Enrolled 137 249 386
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 28% 35% 32%

Admission Requirements

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

Penn State Brandywine 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 Brandywine
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=214731 IPEDS survey data for Penn State Brandywine.

Frequently Asked Questions

82% of students submit their SAT scores to Penn State Brandywine. 5% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

87% of those who apply are granted admission to Penn State Brandywine. Admission competition is and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 960 and 1190. 82% 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 28. 5% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.