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Penn State Abington

Abington, PA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate93%

Penn State Abington Admissions

Penn State Abington is very difficult to get into. Penn State Abington admitted 93% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 6,463 students applied to Penn State Abington and 6,037 were admitted.

If you are planning on applying to Penn State Abington, the application fee costs $65.

Students who submit their applications to Penn State Abington for fall should hear back from Penn State Abington by October 1.

Penn State Abington Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Penn State Abington's admissions stats.

Penn State Abington 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.2
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 21.98%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 29%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 1%
Waitlist No

Penn State Abington Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Penn State Abington.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes November 1 December 24

Want to Apply Early to Penn State Abington?

Penn State Abington does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. Penn State Abington will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 24.

Penn State Abington accepts about 82% of early action applicants and 93% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, Penn State Abington admitted 95 of the 1,1 who applied early action.

Some students apply early to college to increase their chances of getting in. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of acceptance, since it shows that you are very interested in a school.

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

More on Penn State Abington Admissions

Transferring to Penn State Abington

For more information on transferring to Penn State Abington, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to Penn State Abington

Penn State Abington has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Penn State Abington?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling 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 areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Penn State Abington

Curious about the factors that are considered by Penn State Abington during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered

Make sure to check with Penn State Abington for more information on admission factors.

Penn State Abington Application Requirements

To apply to Penn State Abington, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Penn State Abington's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript(S) of College Record
Other Requirements Self-Reported Academic Record
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Penn State Abington?

Students admitted to Penn State Abington have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.

Out of all students that were admitted, 30.85% submitted a class rank. At Penn State Abington 21.98% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 41.39% were in the top 25% and 71.43% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Penn State Abington, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA
3.75 and 3.99 17.7%
3.50 and 3.74 15.07%
3.25 and 3.49 15.43%
3.00 and 3.24 16.39%
2.50 and 2.9 25.6%
2.00 and 2.49 9.45%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Penn State Abington directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Penn State Abington 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 2022, 29% of Penn State Abington's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 1% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Penn State Abington?

To be competitive with other Penn State Abington applicants, you should aim to score between 1090 and 1290 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Penn State Abington 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1290 and 25% of scored lower than 1090, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Penn State Abington students scored 660 or higher and 75% of students scored 530 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Penn State Abington students scored 650 or higher, and 75% scored a 530 or higher.

To be most competitive at Penn State Abington, you should strive to earn between 23 and 31 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 31 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Penn State Abington's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 31, and three out of four students scored lower than 31 on the ACT.

A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Penn State Abington students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.

More Information on Transferring to Penn State Abington

Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Penn State Abington during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Penn State Abington Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Penn State Abington?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Penn State Abington.

Does Penn State Abington accept transfer credits?

✅ Penn State Abington accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Penn State Abington accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Penn State Abington accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Penn State Abington accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Penn State Abington?

✅ Penn State Abington is not test optional.

What is Penn State Abington's acceptance rate?

✅ Penn State Abington has an acceptance rate of 93%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Penn State Abington?

❌ Penn State Abington does not offer early decision.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Penn State Abington?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at Penn State Abington was 82% in 2021.

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Penn State Abington Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Very Selective


How hard is it to get into Penn State Abington? Penn State Abington is a very selective institution. The Penn State Abington acceptance rate is 93%. This means that the institution accepts 93 out of every 100 applicants.


Penn State Abington Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Penn State Abington is Continuous processing.

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

Penn State Abington SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1090 - 1290


Math SAT Range

540 - 660


Reading SAT Range

530 - 650

Penn State Abington GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Penn State Abington, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.2. 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.

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