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Penn State Lehigh Valley Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Penn State Lehigh Valley

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
85.3%
Admission Difficulty for Penn State Lehigh Valley
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Penn State Lehigh Valley and can I get accepted? The school has a 85% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,077 out of 1,262 applicants were admitted making Penn State Lehigh Valley 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 46 percent. Penn State Lehigh Valley typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 23% 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 Lehigh Valley SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1060-1290
Applicants Submitting SAT
87%
SAT Scores for Penn State Lehigh Valley
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1060
SAT Scores for Penn State Lehigh Valley
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1290
Average SAT Score 1180

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

Penn State Lehigh Valley typically requires applicants to be in the top 49 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 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 940. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 87 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 Lehigh Valley admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1290 and Above Good >91%
1175 to 1290 Avg + 85%-91%
1060 to 1175 Avg - 77%-85%
945 to 1060 Reach 66%-77%
Less than 945 Low <66%
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Penn State Lehigh Valley ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
6%
ACT Scores for Penn State Lehigh Valley
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Penn State Lehigh Valley
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Penn State Lehigh Valley?

Admission data indicates that Penn State Lehigh Valley 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 27 and above have very competitive chances. 6 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Penn State Lehigh Valley.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Penn State Lehigh Valley admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >91%
24 to 27 Avg + 85%-91%
21 to 24 Avg - 77%-85%
18 to 21 Reach 66%-77%
Less than 18 Low <66%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
2.98
Typical High School Grades
B-

You can get into Penn State Lehigh Valley with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Penn State Lehigh Valley was 2.98 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 2.98 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Penn State Lehigh Valley accepts 85% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Penn State Lehigh Valley students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 7% Good
3.50 to 3.75 12% Good
3.25 to 3.50 16% Good
3.00 to 3.25 15% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 29% Avg +
2.50 to 2.75 18% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 3% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

68% of Penn State Lehigh Valley freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Penn State Lehigh Valley students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 12%
Top 25% of class 35%
Top 50% of class 68%
Bottom 50% of class 32%
Bottom 25% of class 9%

Admission Statistics

Penn State Lehigh Valley admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 586 676 1,262
Accepted 483 594 1,077
Acceptance Rate 82% 88% 85%
Enrolled 97 150 247
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 25% 23%

Admission Requirements

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

Penn State Lehigh Valley 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 Lehigh Valley
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=214670 IPEDS survey data for Penn State Lehigh Valley.