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Penn State Wilkes-Barre Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Penn State Wilkes Barre

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
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 82% acceptance rate ranking it #86 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 357 out of 433 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 54 percent. Only 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Penn State Wilkes-Barre SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Penn State Wilkes Barre
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1070
SAT Scores for Penn State Wilkes Barre
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1240
Average SAT Score 1160

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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 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. The school ranks #54 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. 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 Wilkes Barre admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1240 and Above Good >89%
1155 to 1240 Avg + 82%-89%
1070 to 1155 Avg - 73%-82%
985 to 1070 Reach 61%-73%
Less than 985 Low <61%
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Penn State Wilkes-Barre ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Penn State Wilkes Barre
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Penn State Wilkes Barre
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 23
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 Wilkes-Barre?

Admission data indicates that Penn State Wilkes-Barre 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 #70 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 6 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Penn State Wilkes Barre.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Penn State Wilkes Barre admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >89%
21 to 25 Avg + 82%-89%
18 to 21 Avg - 74%-82%
15 to 18 Reach 65%-74%
Less than 15 Low <65%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

Admission Statistics

Penn State Wilkes Barre admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 158 275 433
Accepted 129 228 357
Acceptance Rate 82% 83% 82%
Enrolled 31 72 103
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 32% 29%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Penn State Wilkes Barre and what considerations affect 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

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