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Penn State Brandywine Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Penn State Brandywine

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
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 #102 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,416 out of 1,627 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 30% 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
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Penn State Brandywine
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for Penn State Brandywine
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1270
Average SAT Score 1150

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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 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 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 910. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. The school ranks #57 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 81 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 Brandywine admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1270 and Above Good >92%
1150 to 1270 Avg + 87%-92%
1030 to 1150 Avg - 80%-87%
910 to 1030 Reach 70%-80%
Less than 910 Low <70%
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Penn State Brandywine ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Penn State Brandywine
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Penn State Brandywine
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 23

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 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #45 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 11 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
27 and Above Good >92%
23 to 27 Avg + 87%-92%
19 to 23 Avg - 80%-87%
15 to 19 Reach 70%-80%
Less than 15 Low <70%
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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 726 901 1,627
Accepted 624 792 1,416
Acceptance Rate 86% 88% 87%
Enrolled 162 268 430
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 34% 30%

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.