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Keystone College Admissions

Check in with Keystone College's admissions department to confirm any application fees and information.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Students who submit their applications for Fall should hear back from Keystone College by September 15.

Keystone College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Keystone College 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.0
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 40%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 1%
Waitlist No

Applying Early to Keystone College?

Keystone College does not offer early decision or early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

What Does Keystone College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Keystone College

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Important
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Keystone College 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Keystone College must submit the following items. Double check with Keystone College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Interview
Other Requirements art portfolio for visual arts and art education
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Keystone College?

Students admitted to Keystone College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.0.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Keystone College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
3.75 and 3.99 18%
3.50 and 3.74 13%
3.25 and 3.49 14%
3.00 and 3.24 19%
2.50 and 2.9 25%
2.00 and 2.49 3%

Keystone College does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

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.

In 2021, 40% of Keystone College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 1% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Keystone College?

To be competitive with other Keystone College applicants, you should strive to earn between 880 and 1080 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Keystone College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1080 and 25% of scored lower than 880, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Keystone College students scored 580 or higher and 75% of students scored 440 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Keystone College students scored 510 or higher, and 75% scored a 440 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Keystone College?

To be most competitive at Keystone College, you should strive to earn between 20 and 27 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Keystone College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Keystone College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Transferring to Keystone College

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is August 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Keystone College during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term

Keystone College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Keystone College?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Keystone College.

Does Keystone College accept transfer credits?

Keystone College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Keystone College accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • DSST/DANTES
  • ACE recommendations for credit

Does Keystone College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Keystone College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Keystone College?

Keystone College is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Keystone College's acceptance rate?

Keystone College's acceptance rate is 79%.

Want To Learn More About Keystone College?

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Admission Difficulty

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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

Keystone College ACT Scores

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ACT Range

20 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

27 and Above

Good

20 to 27

Avg

20 and Less

Low

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Keystone College SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

880 - 1080

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Math SAT Range

440 - 580

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Reading SAT Range

440 - 510

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Keystone College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.0

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Keystone College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.0. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,386

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

79%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$17,300

Out-of-State

$17,300

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