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Penn State Lehigh Valley

Center Valley, PA 4-Year Public

About Penn State Lehigh Valley

Penn State Lehigh Valley is a public, state school located in the rural setting of Center Valley, PA

Founded in 1912, the institution currently enrolls around 974 students a year, including 959 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Admissions Facts About Penn State Lehigh Valley

Acceptance rate: 82%

Mean ACT score: 23

Mean SAT score: 0

Early Decision or Early Action: No/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: October 1

Penn State Lehigh Valley Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Penn State Lehigh Valley. Penn State Lehigh Valley accepts around 82 percent of applicants each year.

The mean ACT scores is 23.

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

Is Penn State Lehigh Valley a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention and graduation rates

About 87 percent of students who start at Penn State Lehigh Valley return the next year. Out of the 208 students who started at Penn State Lehigh Valley as first-time freshman, 78 graduate within four years.

Penn State Lehigh Valley's six-year graduation for undergrads is 56 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 and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $29,444 in student loans per borrower. 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 Lehigh Valley 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 Lehigh Valley a good school for YOU?

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College Info

2809 Saucon Valley Road Center Valley, PA 18034

Campus Setting: Rural

Penn State Lehigh Valley 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 Lehigh Valley is Continuous processing.

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

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

Penn State Lehigh Valley ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above


20 to 26


20 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Penn State Lehigh Valley is 23. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Penn State Lehigh Valley. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Penn State Lehigh Valley SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

490 - 620


Reading SAT Range

490 - 600

Penn State Lehigh Valley Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Penn State Lehigh Valley is like? There are approximately 977 students enrolled at Penn State Lehigh Valley, including 954 undergraduate students and 23 graduate students. 84% percent of students attend school full-time, 95% percent are from PA and 5% percent of students are from other states.


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