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Penn State Greater Allegheny

McKeesport, PA 4-Year Public

About Penn State Greater Allegheny

Penn State Greater Allegheny is a public, state school located in the small town setting of McKeesport, PA

Founded in 1947, Penn State Greater Allegheny currently enrolls around 437 students a year, including 437 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Admissions Facts About Penn State Greater Allegheny

Acceptance rate: 73%

Mean ACT score: 20

Mean SAT score: 0

Early Decision or Early Action: No/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: October 1

Penn State Greater Allegheny Acceptance Rate

Admission to Penn State Greater Allegheny is moderately difficult. Around 73 percent of all applicants are admitted to Penn State Greater Allegheny each year.

The mean ACT scores is 20.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is Penn State Greater Allegheny a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of the 182 students who started at Penn State Greater Allegheny as first-time freshman, 57 graduate within four years.

Penn State Greater Allegheny's six-year graduation for undergrads is 51 percent. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $36,645 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.

Based on this information, how does Penn State Greater Allegheny sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Penn State Greater Allegheny a good school for YOU?

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College Info

4000 University Drive McKeesport, PA 15132

Campus Setting: Small Town

Penn State Greater Allegheny 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 Greater Allegheny is Continuous processing.

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

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

Penn State Greater Allegheny ACT Scores

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ACT Range

16 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

23 and Above

Good

16 to 23

Avg

16 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Penn State Greater Allegheny is 20. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into Penn State Greater Allegheny. Students with an ACT score that falls between 16 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 16 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Penn State Greater Allegheny SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

Not available

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Math SAT Range

460 - 580

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Reading SAT Range

490 - 590

Penn State Greater Allegheny Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$27,060

In State

$35,652

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$12,718
$21,310
Fees
$992
$992
Housing
$11,510
$11,510
Books
$1,840
$1,840

Student Life

Wondering what life at Penn State Greater Allegheny is like? There are approximately 439 students enrolled at Penn State Greater Allegheny. 91% percent of students attend school full-time, 90% percent are from PA and 10% percent of students are from other states.

91%

Full Time

9%

Part Time

90%

In State

10%

Out-of-State

Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

439

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

76%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$13,710

Out-of-State

$22,302

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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