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Penn State Wilkes-Barre Admission Requirements

Lehman, Pennsylvania

Chances of getting into Penn State Wilkes Barre

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
86%
Admission Difficulty for Penn State Wilkes Barre
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Penn State Wilkes-Barre and can I get accepted? The school has a 86% acceptance rate ranking it #100 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 252 out of 293 applicants were admitted making Penn State Wilkes Barre 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 44 percent. Only 35% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Find out which students are getting accepted at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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Penn State Wilkes-Barre SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
990-1140
Applicants Submitting SAT
92%
SAT Scores for Penn State Wilkes Barre
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 990
SAT Scores for Penn State Wilkes Barre
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1140
Average SAT Score 1070

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Penn State Wilkes Barre?

Penn State Wilkes Barre 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 910. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. The school ranks #68 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 92 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Penn State Wilkes Barre admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1140 and Above Good >91%
1065 to 1140 Avg + 86%-91%
990 to 1065 Avg - 78%-86%
915 to 990 Reach 68%-78%
Less than 915 Low <68%
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Penn State Wilkes-Barre ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
24-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
6%
ACT Scores for Penn State Wilkes Barre
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for Penn State Wilkes Barre
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Penn State Wilkes-Barre?

Admission data indicates that Penn State Wilkes-Barre regularly accepts students with ACT's of 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #21 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 6 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Penn State Wilkes Barre.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Penn State Wilkes Barre admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >93%
25 to 27 Avg + 86%-93%
24 to 25 Avg - 81%-86%
23 to 24 Reach 75%-81%
Less than 23 Low <75%
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Penn State Wilkes-Barre GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Penn State Wilkes Barre has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

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Admission Statistics

Penn State Wilkes Barre admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 87 206 293
Accepted 73 179 252
Acceptance Rate 84% 87% 86%
Enrolled 25 63 88
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 34% 35% 35%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Penn State Wilkes Barre and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Penn State Wilkes Barre 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 Wilkes Barre
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

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Penn State Hazleton

Hazleton, Pennsylvania

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Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

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Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

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Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

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Southern Connecticut State University

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=214643 IPEDS survey data for Penn State Wilkes Barre.

FAQs

Does Penn State Wilkes Barre prefer SAT or ACT?

92% of students submit their SAT scores to Penn State Wilkes-Barre. 6% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Penn State Wilkes Barre?

86% of those who apply are granted admission to Penn State Wilkes-Barre. Admission competition is and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Penn State Wilkes Barre?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 990 and 1140. 92% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Penn State Wilkes Barre?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 24 and 27. 6% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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