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Penn State Brandywine

Media, PA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate96%

Penn State Brandywine Admissions

Penn State Brandywine is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Penn State Brandywine is 96%. Out of 2,440 applications received in 2023, 2,347 students were offered admission.

If you want to apply to Penn State Brandywine, the application fee is $65.

Students who submit their applications to Penn State Brandywine for fall should receive an admissions decision no later than October 1.

Penn State Brandywine Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Penn State Brandywine's admissions stats.

Penn State Brandywine 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.2
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 14.95%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 35%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 3%
Waitlist No

Penn State Brandywine Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Penn State Brandywine.

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

Considering Applying Early to Penn State Brandywine?

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

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

Some students apply early to college because they hope it will increase their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of admission, since it demonstrates that you are very interested in a school.

➡️ Discover 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 Brandywine Admissions

Is Penn State Brandywine Difficult To Get Into?

Penn State Brandywine is a moderately difficult school to get into. Penn State Brandywine has open admissions, which means admission is not competitive and any applicants that met the basic requirements can enroll.

In 2022, Penn State Brandywine accepted 96% of all applicants, around 2,347 of the 2,440 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Penn State Brandywine, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Penn State Brandywine

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

For Students Waitlisted to Penn State Brandywine

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

What Does Penn State Brandywine Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining 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 choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Penn State Brandywine

What does Penn State Brandywine consider 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 Brandywine for more information on admission factors.

Penn State Brandywine Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

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

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

Out of all students that were admitted, 26.82% submitted a class rank. At Penn State Brandywine 14.95% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 35.51% were in the top 25% and 70.09% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

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

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA
3.75 and 3.99 13.04%
3.50 and 3.74 16.62%
3.25 and 3.49 18.67%
3.00 and 3.24 17.9%
2.50 and 2.9 17.65%
2.00 and 2.49 13.81%

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 Brandywine directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects 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 Brandywine 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, 35% of Penn State Brandywine's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 3% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Penn State Brandywine?

To be competitive with other Penn State Brandywine applicants, you should aim to score between 1070 and 1280 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Penn State Brandywine 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1280 and 25% of scored lower than 1070, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Penn State Brandywine students scored 645 or higher and 75% of students scored 540 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Penn State Brandywine students scored 640 or higher, and 75% scored a 540 or higher.

To be most competitive at Penn State Brandywine, 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 Brandywine'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 Brandywine students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.

More Information on Transferring to Penn State Brandywine

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

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

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Penn State Brandywine Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Penn State Brandywine?

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

Does Penn State Brandywine accept transfer credits?

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

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

❌ Penn State Brandywine does not accept International Baccalaureate credits.

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

✅ Penn State Brandywine is not test optional.

What is Penn State Brandywine's acceptance rate?

✅ Penn State Brandywine has an acceptance rate of 96%.

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

❌ Penn State Brandywine does not offer early decision.

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Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Penn State Brandywine? Penn State Brandywine is a somewhat selective institution. The Penn State Brandywine acceptance rate is 96%. This means that the institution accepts 96 out of every 100 applicants.


Penn State Brandywine Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

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

Penn State Brandywine SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1070 - 1280


Math SAT Range

530 - 645


Reading SAT Range

540 - 640

Penn State Brandywine GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Penn State Brandywine, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.15. 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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