|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
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How hard is it to get into Penn State Harrisburg and can I get accepted? The school has a 88% acceptance rate ranking it #106 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,026 out of 4,588 applicants were admitted making Penn State Harrisburg an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 42 percent. Penn State Harrisburg typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||520|
|SAT Math 25th||530|
|SAT Composite 25th||1050|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||610|
|SAT Math 75th||680|
|SAT Composite 75th||1290|
|Average SAT Score||1170|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Penn State Harrisburg?
Penn State Harrisburg typically requires applicants to be in the top 51 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 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 930. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1170 out of 1600. The school ranks #23 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 78 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1290 and Above||Good||>93%|
|1170 to 1290||Avg +||88%-93%|
|1050 to 1170||Avg -||81%-88%|
|930 to 1050||Reach||72%-81%|
|Less than 930||Low||<72%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||24|
|ACT Composite 25th||23|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||26|
|ACT Math 75th||33|
|ACT Composite 75th||27|
|Average ACT Score||25|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Penn State Harrisburg?
Admission data indicates that Penn State Harrisburg regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 21 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #22 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 13 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Penn State Harrisburg.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|27 and Above||Good||>93%|
|25 to 27||Avg +||88%-93%|
|23 to 25||Avg -||81%-88%|
|21 to 23||Reach||72%-81%|
|Less than 21||Low||<72%|
What GPA do you need to get into Penn State Harrisburg?
Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Penn State Harrisburg. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Penn State Harrisburg was 3.08 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #87 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.08 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Penn State Harrisburg accepts 88% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||12%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||22%||Good|
|3.00 to 3.25||21%||Avg +|
|2.75 to 3.00||34%||Avg -|
|2.50 to 2.75||7%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
80% of Penn State Harrisburg freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||10%|
|Top 25% of class||36%|
|Top 50% of class||80%|
|Bottom 50% of class||20%|
|Bottom 25% of class||2%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||23%||26%||25%|
Applicants have 88 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2021.
What are the requirements for admission to Penn State Harrisburg and what student information is used for 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=214713 IPEDS survey data for Penn State Harrisburg.
78% of students submit their SAT scores to Penn State Harrisburg. 13% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
88% of those who apply are granted admission to Penn State Harrisburg. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1050 and 1290. 78% 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 23 and 27. 13% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.