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Penn State New Kensington Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Penn State New Kensington

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
76.8%
Admission Difficulty for Penn State New Kensington
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Penn State New Kensington and can I get accepted? The school has a 77% acceptance rate. Last year, 426 out of 555 applicants were admitted making Penn State New Kensington 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 54 percent. Only 31% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Penn State New Kensington SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1070-1250
Applicants Submitting SAT
89%
SAT Scores for Penn State New Kensington
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1070
SAT Scores for Penn State New Kensington
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1250
Average SAT Score 1160

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

Penn State New Kensington typically requires applicants to be in the top 47 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 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 980. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 89 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 New Kensington admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1250 and Above Good >85%
1160 to 1250 Avg + 77%-85%
1070 to 1160 Avg - 66%-77%
980 to 1070 Reach 54%-66%
Less than 980 Low <54%
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Penn State New Kensington ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
2%
ACT Scores for Penn State New Kensington
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Penn State New Kensington
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Penn State New Kensington?

Admission data indicates that Penn State New Kensington regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 12 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. 2 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Penn State New Kensington.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Penn State New Kensington admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >86%
23 to 29 Avg + 77%-86%
18 to 23 Avg - 67%-77%
13 to 18 Reach 56%-67%
Less than 13 Low <56%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

Admission Statistics

Penn State New Kensington admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 246 309 555
Accepted 180 246 426
Acceptance Rate 73% 80% 77%
Enrolled 46 86 132
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 35% 31%

Admission Requirements

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

Penn State New Kensington 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 New Kensington
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=214625 IPEDS survey data for Penn State New Kensington.