Penn State Wilkes-Barre is a public, state school in an rural setting in Lehman, Pennsylvania. Penn State Wilkes Barre was founded in 1916 and now enrolls around 362 students a year, including 361 undergrads.
For each full-time professor, there are about 9.6 undergraduates enrolled at Penn State Wilkes Barre.
|2021 Penn State Wilkes Barre Admissions Facts At-a Glance|
|Overall Acceptance Rate||83%|
|Mean ACT score||21|
Penn State Wilkes-Barre does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
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It is moderately difficult to get into Penn State Wilkes Barre. Around 83% of applicants get into Penn State Wilkes Barre each year. In 2021, 358 out of 432 total applicants were accepted.
Penn State Wilkes Barre reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.
Penn State Wilkes Barre 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 Wilkes Barre, applicants must submit the following items.
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The mean ACT score for Penn State Wilkes Barre students is 21.
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Penn State Wilkes Barre 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, 91% submitted the SAT. 4% submitted the ACT.
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Penn State Wilkes Barre meets 64% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $10,673 a year.
The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021
Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. 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.
Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.
About 86% of students who start at Penn State Wilkes Barre return the next year. Out of the 130 students who started at Penn State Wilkes Barre as first-time freshman, 52 graduate within four years.
Around 65% of students who started at Penn State Wilkes Barre earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.
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 $34,928 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.
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Penn State Wilkes Barre is located in the rural setting of Lehman, Pennsylvania.
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First-Year Applications are Due
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The median ACT score of an admitted student to Penn State Wilkes Barre is 21. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into Penn State Wilkes Barre. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
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Wondering what life at Penn State Wilkes Barre is like? There are approximately 362 students enrolled at Penn State Wilkes Barre, including 361 undergraduate students and 1 graduate students. 91% percent of students attend school full-time, 89% percent are from PA and 11% percent of students are from other states.
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