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Upper Burrell, Pennsylvania

Penn State New Kensington Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Penn State New Kensington

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
80%
Admission Difficulty for Penn State New Kensington
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Penn State New Kensington and can I get accepted? The school has a 80% acceptance rate ranking it #82 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 353 out of 441 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 moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 62 percent. Only 46% 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
990-1190
Applicants Submitting SAT
79%
SAT Scores for Penn State New Kensington
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 990
SAT Scores for Penn State New Kensington
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1190
Average SAT Score 1090

SAT Scores you need to get in

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 62 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 990 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 890. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1090 out of 1600. The school ranks #53 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 79 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Penn State New Kensington admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1190 and Above Good >87%
1090 to 1190 Avg + 80%-87%
990 to 1090 Avg - 70%-80%
890 to 990 Reach 58%-70%
Less than 890 Low <58%
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Penn State New Kensington ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
7%
ACT Scores for Penn State New Kensington
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Penn State New Kensington
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 21

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 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #69 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 7 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
25 and Above Good >88%
21 to 25 Avg + 80%-88%
18 to 21 Avg - 72%-80%
15 to 18 Reach 62%-72%
Less than 15 Low <62%
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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 188 253 441
Accepted 149 204 353
Acceptance Rate 79% 81% 80%
Enrolled 61 103 164
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 41% 50% 46%

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

79% of students submit their SAT scores to Penn State New Kensington. 7% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

80% of those who apply are granted admission to Penn State New Kensington. Admission competition is and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 990 and 1190. 79% 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 18 and 25. 7% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.