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About Keystone College

Keystone College is a private, nonprofit school in an rural setting in La Plume, Pennsylvania. Keystone College was founded in 1868 and now enrolls around 1,386 students a year, including 1,324 undergrads.

Keystone College offers housing for up to 0 students. Most students live off campus,.

There are 14 undergraduate students for every full-time Keystone College professor.

2021 Keystone College Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 79%
Average GPA 3.0
Tuition $14,800

Keystone College Regular Decision Deadline 2022

All regular decision applicants will be notified by September 15.

Keystone College Early Admission

Keystone College does not offer early decision or early action.

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Keystone College Acceptance Rate 2021

Keystone College admitted 79% of all applicants in 2021. In 2021, 1,337 out of 1,698 total applicants were accepted.

Keystone College Waitlist 2021

Keystone College reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Keystone College?

Keystone College is considered to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Keystone College, applicants must submit the following items.

Keystone College Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements art portfolio for visual arts and art education
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for Keystone College

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Keystone College.

Does Keystone College Require Test Scores?

Keystone College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 40% submitted the SAT. 1% submitted the ACT.

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Does Keystone College Have Student Housing?

Yes! Keystone College provides on-campus housing for students.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Keystone College.

Financial Aid at Keystone College

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is Keystone College a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a university is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Keystone College

About 68% of students who start at Keystone College come back for their second year of college. Out of the 220 students who started at Keystone College as first-time freshman, 71 graduate within four years.

Around 44% of students who started at Keystone College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Based on this information, how does Keystone College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Keystone College a good school for you?

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Where is Keystone College Located?

Keystone College is located in the rural setting of La Plume, Pennsylvania.

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College Info

One College Green La Plume, PA 18440

Campus Setting: Rural

Keystone College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Keystone College is Aug 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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Keystone College ACT Scores


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20 - 27

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880 - 1080


Math SAT Range

440 - 580


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Wondering what life at Keystone College is like? There are approximately 1,386 students enrolled at Keystone College, including 1,324 undergraduate students and 62 graduate students. 76% percent of students attend school full-time, 81% percent are from PA and 19% percent of students are from other states.


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