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Penn State Hazleton Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to Penn State Hazleton, the fee for the application is $65.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Students who apply for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than October 1.

Penn State Hazleton Admissions Stats at a Glance

Penn State Hazleton 2021 Admissions Statistics
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 82%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 4%
Waitlist No

Applying Early to Penn State Hazleton?

Penn State Hazleton 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 Hazleton 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.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into Penn State Hazleton

Getting into Penn State Hazleton is moderately difficult. Penn State Hazleton has open admissions, which means admission is not competitive and any applicants that met the basic requirements can enroll.

In 2021, Penn State Hazleton accepted 78% of students, around 452 of the 578 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Penn State Hazleton, 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.

What Does Penn State Hazleton Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are 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 prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Penn State Hazleton

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence 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
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Not Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Not Considered

Penn State Hazleton 2021-2022 Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Interview
Transcript of High School Record

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

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

Penn State Hazleton does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

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.

In 2021, 82% of Penn State Hazleton's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 4% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Penn State Hazleton?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Penn State Hazleton students scored 570 or higher and 75% of students scored 470 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Penn State Hazleton students scored 575 or higher, and 75% scored a 470 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Penn State Hazleton?

To be most competitive at Penn State Hazleton, you should strive to earn between 22 and 30 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Penn State Hazleton's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.

A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Penn State Hazleton students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.

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Transferring to Penn State Hazleton

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

Transfer students can enroll in Penn State Hazleton during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term

Penn State Hazleton Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Penn State Hazleton?

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

Does Penn State Hazleton accept transfer credits?

Penn State Hazleton accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Penn State Hazleton accepts:

  • DSST/DANTES
  • ACE recommendations for credit

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

Penn State Hazleton is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Penn State Hazleton's acceptance rate?

Penn State Hazleton's acceptance rate is 78%.

Want To Learn More About Penn State Hazleton?

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Penn State Hazleton Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

78%

How hard is it to get into Penn State Hazleton? Penn State Hazleton is a somewhat selective institution. The Penn State Hazleton acceptance rate is 78%. This means that the institution accepts 78 out of every 100 applicants.

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Penn State Hazleton Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

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

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

Penn State Hazleton ACT Scores

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ACT Range

22 - 30

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

30 and Above

Good

22 to 30

Avg

22 and Less

Low

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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

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Composite SAT Range

Not available

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Math SAT Range

455 - 570

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Reading SAT Range

470 - 575

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Penn State Hazleton GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

539

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

78%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$14,836

Out-of-State

$24,108

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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