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Penn State Schuylkill

Schuylkill Haven, PA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate86%

Penn State Schuylkill Admissions

Penn State Schuylkill is moderately difficult to get into. Around 86% of applicants get into Penn State Schuylkill each year. Out of 928 applications received in 2023, 796 students were offered admission.

If you want to apply to Penn State Schuylkill, the fee for the application costs $65.

Students who apply to Penn State Schuylkill for fall semester should anticipate a decision by October 1.

Penn State Schuylkill Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Penn State Schuylkill's admissions stats.

Penn State Schuylkill 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 16%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 15%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 0%
Waitlist No

Penn State Schuylkill Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Penn State Schuylkill.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes November 1 December 24

Want to Apply Early to Penn State Schuylkill?

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

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. Penn State Schuylkill will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 24.

Some students apply to college early to help their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of admission, since it is a way to show your interest in a school.

➡️ Explore a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Penn State Schuylkill Admissions

How Difficult Is It To Get Admitted to Penn State Schuylkill?

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

In 2022, Penn State Schuylkill accepted 86% of students, around 796 of the 928 students who applied.

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

Transferring to Penn State Schuylkill

For more information on transferring to Penn State Schuylkill, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to Penn State Schuylkill

Penn State Schuylkill has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Penn State Schuylkill?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Penn State Schuylkill

What does Penn State Schuylkill consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered

Make sure to check with Penn State Schuylkill for more information on admission factors.

Penn State Schuylkill 2022-2023 Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

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

Students admitted to Penn State Schuylkill have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 28.25% submitted a class rank. At Penn State Schuylkill 16% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 42% were in the top 25% and 86% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Penn State Schuylkill, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA
3.75 and 3.99 26.29%
3.50 and 3.74 21.14%
3.25 and 3.49 17.14%
3.00 and 3.24 16.57%
2.50 and 2.9 12%
2.00 and 2.49 6.29%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Penn State Schuylkill directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Penn State Schuylkill 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 2022, 15% of Penn State Schuylkill's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 0% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Penn State Schuylkill?

To be competitive with other Penn State Schuylkill applicants, you should aim to earn between 1010 and 1180 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Penn State Schuylkill 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1180 and 25% of scored lower than 1010, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Penn State Schuylkill students scored 570 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 Schuylkill students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 500 or higher.

To be most competitive at Penn State Schuylkill, you should strive to earn between 0 and 0 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 0 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Penn State Schuylkill's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 0, and three out of four students scored lower than 0 on the ACT.

A 0 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Penn State Schuylkill students. Only one out of every four students scored below 0.

More Information on Transferring to Penn State Schuylkill

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

Transfer students can enroll in Penn State Schuylkill during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Penn State Schuylkill Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Penn State Schuylkill?

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

Does Penn State Schuylkill accept transfer credits?

✅ Penn State Schuylkill accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Penn State Schuylkill accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Penn State Schuylkill accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

❌ Penn State Schuylkill does not accept International Baccalaureate credits.

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

✅ Penn State Schuylkill is not test optional.

What is Penn State Schuylkill's acceptance rate?

✅ Penn State Schuylkill's acceptance rate is 86%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Penn State Schuylkill?

❌ Penn State Schuylkill does not offer early decision.

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Penn State Schuylkill Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Penn State Schuylkill? Penn State Schuylkill is a somewhat selective institution. The Penn State Schuylkill acceptance rate is 86%. This means that the institution accepts 85 out of every 100 applicants.


Penn State Schuylkill Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

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

Penn State Schuylkill SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1010 - 1180


Math SAT Range

490 - 570


Reading SAT Range

500 - 610

Penn State Schuylkill GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Penn State Schuylkill, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.36. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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