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About Penn State Wilkes Barre

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
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 83%
Mean ACT score 21
In-State Tuition $13,552
Out-of-State $22,414

Penn State Wilkes Barre Regular Decision Deadline 2022

Penn State Wilkes Barre Early Admission

Penn State Wilkes-Barre does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

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

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2021 Acceptance Rate for Penn State Wilkes-Barre

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 Waitlist 2021

Penn State Wilkes Barre reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into Penn State Wilkes-Barre?

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.

Penn State Wilkes Barre Application Requirements

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Penn State Wilkes Barre Average GPA and Test Scores

The mean ACT score for Penn State Wilkes Barre students is 21.

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

Does Penn State Wilkes Barre Require Test Scores?

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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Does Penn State Wilkes Barre Offer Dorms?Penn State Wilkes Barre does not offer on-campus housing for students. Students must commote from at home or find their own housing.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Penn State Wilkes Barre.

Financial Aid at Penn State Wilkes Barre

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.

Is Penn State Wilkes Barre a Good School?

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.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Penn State Wilkes Barre

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 Outcomes and Debt for Penn State Wilkes Barre 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 $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.

Based on this information, how does Penn State Wilkes Barre sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Penn State Wilkes Barre a good school for you?

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Where is Penn State Wilkes-Barre Located?

Penn State Wilkes Barre is located in the rural setting of Lehman, Pennsylvania.

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College Info

Old Route 115, PO Box PSU Lehman, PA 18627

Campus Setting: Rural

Penn State Wilkes Barre Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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

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

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Penn State Wilkes Barre ACT Scores

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ACT Range

19 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

23 and Above

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19 to 23

Avg

19 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

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.

Penn State Wilkes Barre SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

480 - 590

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Reading SAT Range

480 - 590

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Penn State Wilkes Barre Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$13,934

In State

$22,796

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$13,552
$22,414
Fees
$382
$382
Housing
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Student Life

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.

91%

Full Time

9%

Part Time

89%

In State

11%

Out-of-State

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

362

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

83%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$13,934

Out-of-State

$22,796

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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