ic S/general/checkmark circled Thanks for subscribing! Be on the lookout for our next newsletter.
ic S/general/checkmark circled Saved to Favorites.

About Penn State Brandywine

Penn State Brandywine is a public, state school in an small town setting in Media, Pennsylvania. Penn State Brandywine was founded in 1966 and enrolls 1,312 undergrads and no graduate students.

Penn State Brandywine offers housing for up to 0 students. Most students live off campus,.

For each full-time professor, there are about 14.1 undergraduates enrolled at Penn State Brandywine.

2021 Penn State Brandywine Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 80%
Mean ACT score 24
In-State Tuition $14,338
Out-of-State $23,610

Penn State Brandywine Regular Decision Deadline 2022

All regular decision applicants should hear back from Penn State Brandywine by October 1.

Early Admission at Penn State Brandywine

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

Mark Your Calendar!

The deadline to apply early to Penn State Brandywine is on November 1, 2021, which is coming up soon!

Applying Early?

Visit College Confidential's Early Admission Central – a place to share stats, questions, and results with others applying early to Penn State Brandywine in 2021.

Penn State Brandywine Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into Penn State Brandywine. In 2021, Penn State Brandywine accepted 80% of applicants. Last year, 2,143 students applied to Penn State Brandywine and 1,704 were admitted.

Penn State Brandywine Waitlist

Penn State Brandywine reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into Penn State Brandywine?

Penn State Brandywine is considered moderately 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 Brandywine, applicants must submit the following items.

Penn State Brandywine Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for Penn State Brandywine

The mean ACT score for Penn State Brandywine students is 24.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Penn State Brandywine.

Is Penn State Brandywine Test Optional?

Penn State Brandywine is not test optional. 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, 86% submitted the SAT. 5% submitted the ACT.

Want a higher SAT score? Even a little bit of test prep can really help improve your score.

Learn how to increase your SAT score 200 points or more in just 10 minutes a day.

Want to Score 24 or Higher on the ACT?

Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Does Penn State Brandywine Offer Dorms?

Yes! Penn State Brandywine provides on-campus housing for students.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Penn State Brandywine.

Financial Aid at Penn State Brandywine

Penn State Brandywine meets 60.4% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Penn State Brandywine full-time are awarded $10,898 a year in financial aid, on average.

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

Some aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. 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.

Is Penn State Brandywine a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a university is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Penn State Brandywine

About 76% of students who start at Penn State Brandywine return for their second year of college. Out of the 377 students who started at Penn State Brandywine as first-time freshman, 103 graduate within four years.

Penn State Brandywine's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 51%. 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 Debt for Penn State Brandywine Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $33,938 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

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

Interested in Applying to Penn State Brandywine?

Click the heart icon at the top of this page to save Penn State Brandywine to your own personal list of colleges.

Read on to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.

Still Doing Your College Research?

See what others say about Penn State Brandywine in the College Confidential forums and get personalized recommendations for other schools that might be perfect for you.

Then use the college admissions predictor to calculate your chances of getting into some of the top colleges and universities in the U.S.

Where is Penn State Brandywine?

Penn State Brandywine is located in the small town setting of Media, Pennsylvania.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Penn State Brandywine and Media are like without leaving home.

Considering Colleges and Universities in Pennsylvania?

See a full list of colleges in Pennsylvania and save your favorites to your college list.

College Info

25 Yearsley Mill Road Media, PA 19063

Campus Setting: Small Town

Penn State Brandywine Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Penn State Brandywine is Continuous processing.

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

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


Wondering what your chances are of getting into Penn State Brandywine?

Complete your profile to get your personalized, AI-calculated prediction score.

Calculate Chances

Penn State Brandywine ACT Scores


ACT Range

15 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above


15 to 26


15 and Less


Stand out on your college application

  • • Qualify for scholarships
  • • Most students who retest improve their score
Sponsored by ACT
Take the Next ACT Test

ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Penn State Brandywine is 24. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Penn State Brandywine. Students with an ACT score that falls between 15 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 15 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Penn State Brandywine SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

500 - 590


Reading SAT Range

490 - 600

Boost your SAT score in just 10 minutes a day!

  • • No more cram sessions or flashcard memorization
  • • 10-minute gamified, bite-sized lessons
  • • Personalized plan to keep you on track
  • • Get results or your money back
Sponsored by CollegeGo
Try it Now

Penn State Brandywine Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


In State


Cost Breakdown
In State
State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at Penn State Brandywine is like? There are approximately 1,312 students enrolled at Penn State Brandywine. 91% percent of students attend school full-time, 88% percent are from PA and 12% percent of students are from other states.


Full Time


Part Time


In State



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

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment


Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate


Tuition and Fees

In State




Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
Do You Work at a University?

Claim your page to customize your profile and connect with students!

Claim Free Account
Scholarship Tips

Want to find money for school that doesn’t need to be paid back? Access insights and advice on how to search and apply for scholarships!

Find Scholarships
Need Advice or Have a Question About Penn State Brandywine?

Connect with the world's largest college forum for candid, authentic discussion.

Join the Conversation