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About Penn State Hazleton

Penn State Hazleton is a public, state school in an small town setting in Hazleton, Pennsylvania. Penn State Hazleton was founded in 1934 and enrolls 539 undergrads and no graduate students.

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

There are 10.1 undergraduate students for every full-time Penn State Hazleton professor.

2021 Penn State Hazleton Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 78%
Mean ACT score 23
In-State Tuition $14,338
Out-of-State $23,610

Penn State Hazleton Regular Decision Deadline 2022

All regular decision applicants will receive an admissions decision by October 1.

Penn State Hazleton Early Admission

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

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

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Penn State Hazleton Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into Penn State Hazleton. Penn State Hazleton admitted 78% of all applicants in 2021. In 2021, 452 out of 578 total applicants were accepted.

Penn State Hazleton Waitlist

Penn State Hazleton reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Penn State Hazleton?

Penn State Hazleton 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 Hazleton, applicants must submit the following items.

Penn State Hazleton Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

Penn State Hazleton Average GPA and Test Scores

The mean ACT score for Penn State Hazleton students is 23.

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

Does Penn State Hazleton Require Test Scores?

Penn State Hazleton 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, 82% submitted the SAT. 4% submitted the ACT.

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Does Penn State Hazleton Offer Dorms?

Yes! Penn State Hazleton 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 Hazleton.

Financial Aid at Penn State Hazleton

Penn State Hazleton meets 65% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Penn State Hazleton full-time are awarded $12,513 a year in financial aid, on average.

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

Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is Penn State Hazleton 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.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Penn State Hazleton

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Penn State Hazleton, around 77% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 285 students who started at Penn State Hazleton as first-time freshman, 101 graduate within four years.

Around 54% of students who started at Penn State Hazleton earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Penn State Hazleton Grads

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. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $42,247 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 Hazleton sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Penn State Hazleton a good school for you?

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Where is Penn State Hazleton?

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

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College Info

76 University Drive Hazleton, PA 18202

Campus Setting: Small Town

Penn State Hazleton Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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

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Penn State Hazleton ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 30

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Penn State Hazleton is 23. Students with an ACT score of 30 and above have a good chance of getting into Penn State Hazleton. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 30 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Penn State Hazleton SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

455 - 570


Reading SAT Range

470 - 575

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Penn State Hazleton Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at Penn State Hazleton is like? There are approximately 539 students enrolled at Penn State Hazleton. 87% percent of students attend school full-time, 87% percent are from PA and 13% percent of students are from other states.


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