Penn State Berks is a public, state school in an suburban setting in Reading, Pennsylvania. Penn State Berks was founded in 1924 and now enrolls around 2,303 students a year, including 2,297 undergrads.
Penn State Berks offers housing for up to 0 students. Most students live off campus,.
Penn State Berks employs one full-time professor for every 14.3 undergrads enrolled.
|2021 Penn State Berks Admissions Facts At-a Glance|
|Overall Acceptance Rate||85%|
|Mean ACT score||24|
All regular decision applicants will be notified by October 1.
Penn State Berks does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
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It is very difficult to get into Penn State Berks. In 2021, Penn State Berks accepted 85% of applicants. Out of 3,393 applications received in 2021, 2,884 students were offered admission.
Penn State Berks reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.
Penn State Berks is considered very difficult 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 Penn State Berks, applicants must submit the following items.
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The mean ACT score for Penn State Berks students is 24.
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Penn State Berks 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, 83% submitted the SAT. 7% submitted the ACT.
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Yes! Penn State Berks provides on-campus housing for students.
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Penn State Berks meets 62.1% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Penn State Berks full-time are awarded $10,115 a year in financial aid, on average.
The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021
Some aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. 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 don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.
Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.
Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Penn State Berks, around 80% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 810 students who started at Penn State Berks as first-time freshman, 309 graduate within four years.
Penn State Berks's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 58%. 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 placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $38,254 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.
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Penn State Berks is located in the suburban setting of Reading, Pennsylvania.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Penn State Berks is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Penn State Berks is Continuous processing.
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The median ACT score of an admitted student to Penn State Berks is 24. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into Penn State Berks. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
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Wondering what life at Penn State Berks is like? There are approximately 2,303 students enrolled at Penn State Berks, including 2,297 undergraduate students and 6 graduate students. 87% percent of students attend school full-time, 90% percent are from PA and 10% percent of students are from other states.
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