If you are thinking about applying to Penn State Harrisburg, the fee for the application costs $65.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for an application fee waiver.
|Penn State Harrisburg 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||81%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||9%|
Penn State Harrisburg does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
Mark your calendar!
The Early Action deadline is November 1, which is coming up fast! Penn State Harrisburg will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 24.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Penn State Harrisburg is a very difficult school to get into. Penn State Harrisburg has open admissions, which means admission is not competitive and any applicants that met the basic requirements can enroll.
In 2021, Penn State Harrisburg accepted 87% of students, around 6,477 of the 7,456 students who applied.
Schools that are very difficult to get into, like Penn State Harrisburg, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating 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 put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you're strong.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Not Considered|
|Work Experience||Not Considered|
|Extracurricular Activities||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|Application Essay||Not Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Penn State Harrisburg must submit the following items. Double check with Penn State Harrisburg'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 of High School Record||√|
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
Penn State Harrisburg does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Penn State Harrisburg 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 2021, 81% of Penn State Harrisburg's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 9% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Penn State Harrisburg students scored 660 or higher and 75% of students scored 500 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Penn State Harrisburg students scored 600 or higher, and 75% scored a 500 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Penn State Harrisburg, you should strive to earn between 21 and 26 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Penn State Harrisburg's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.
A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Penn State Harrisburg students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.
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Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Penn State Harrisburg during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Penn State Harrisburg?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Penn State Harrisburg.
Does Penn State Harrisburg accept transfer credits?
Penn State Harrisburg accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Penn State Harrisburg accepts:
Does Penn State Harrisburg accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Penn State Harrisburg accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Penn State Harrisburg?
Penn State Harrisburg is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is Penn State Harrisburg's acceptance rate?
Penn State Harrisburg's acceptance rate is 87%.
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How hard is it to get into Penn State Harrisburg? Penn State Harrisburg is a very selective institution. The Penn State Harrisburg acceptance rate is 87%. This means that the institution accepts 86 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Penn State Harrisburg is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Penn State Harrisburg is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Penn State Harrisburg is 25. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Penn State Harrisburg. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 26 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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