Penn State Mont Alto Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Penn State Mont Alto
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into Penn State Mont Alto? The school has a 75% acceptance rate. Last year, 548 out of 733 applicants were admitted making Penn State Mont Alto a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 50 percent. Only 37% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Penn State Mont Alto
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1050
SAT Scores for Penn State Mont Alto
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1230
Estimated Average SAT 1140
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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Penn State Mont Alto?

Penn State Mont Alto 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 960. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1140 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 88 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 Mont Alto admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1230 and Above Good >84%
1140 to 1230 Avg + 75%-84%
1050 to 1140 Avg - 64%-75%
960 to 1050 Reach 51%-64%
Less than 960 Low <51%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Penn State Mont Alto
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Penn State Mont Alto
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 29
Estimated Average ACT 24
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Penn State Mont Alto?

Admission data indicates that Penn State Mont Alto regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 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 29 and above have very competitive chances. 5 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Penn State Mont Alto.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Penn State Mont Alto admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >84%
24 to 29 Avg + 75%-84%
20 to 24 Avg - 65%-75%
16 to 20 Reach 54%-65%
Less than 16 Low <54%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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

Admission Statistics

Penn State Mont Alto admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 423 310 733
Accepted 301 247 548
Acceptance Rate 71% 80% 75%
Enrolled 98 105 203
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 33% 43% 37%

Admission Requirements

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

Penn State Mont Alto 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 Mont Alto
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=214795 IPEDS survey data for Penn State Mont Alto.