Applying to colleges for the first time can seem overwhelming. But everything you need to know is right here, and Penn State Behrend's admissions staff is just an e-mail, instant message, or phone call away if you have any questions.
Admissions decisions for Penn State are based on a variety of factors that are viewed in relation to one another. The most important factor, the high school grade-point average (GPA), accounts for approximately two-thirds of the admission decision. The remaining one-third of the decision is based on other factors, which may include standardized test scores (SAT or ACT), class rank, personal statements, and activities. Penn State does not require a specific high school GPA or minimum standardized test scores. The middle 50 percent range for high school GPA is 3.16 – 3.65 and the middle 50 percent range for SATs is 1060 - 1250 (1450 – 1720 pre-March 2016). These ranges represent the middle 50 percent of students offered admission to Penn State Behrend. They are not cutoffs or averages and are intended to give you a general idea of your admissibility to Penn State Behrend. In no way do they represent a promise or guarantee of admission.
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