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Penn State York Admissions

If you are considering submitting an applicationto Penn State York, the application fee costs $65. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Students who submit their applications for Fall should hear back from Penn State York by October 1.

Considering Applying Early to Penn State York?

Penn State York 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 York 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 Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Penn State York?

Penn State York is amoderately difficult school to get into. Penn State York has open admissions, which means admission is not competitive and any applicants that met the basic requirements can enroll.

In 2021, Penn State York accepted 80% of all applicants., around 1,314 of the 1,648 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Penn State York, 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 York 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 given the most weight 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 strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Penn State York

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 York 2021-2022 Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Transcript of High School Record

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

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. Penn State York does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Penn State York is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 85% of Penn State York's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 7% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

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

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Penn State York students scored 610 or higher and 75% of students scored 490 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Penn State York students scored 590 or higher, and 75% scored a 490 or higher.

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

To be most competitive at Penn State York, you should strive to earn between 21 and 28 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Penn State York's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.

A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Penn State York students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Transferring to Penn State YorkTransfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

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

Penn State York Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Penn State York?

Students who are admitted to Penn State York must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does Penn State York accept transfer credits?

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

CLEP subject tests DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit

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

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

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

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Penn State York Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

80%

How hard is it to get into Penn State York? Penn State York is a somewhat selective institution. The Penn State York acceptance rate is 80%. This means that the institution accepts 79 out of every 100 applicants.

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Penn State York 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 York is Continuous processing.

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

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

Penn State York ACT Scores

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ACT Range

21 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above

Good

21 to 28

Avg

21 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Penn State York is 25. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into Penn State York. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Penn State York SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

Not available

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Math SAT Range

510 - 610

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Reading SAT Range

490 - 590

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Penn State York GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

767

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

80%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$14,836

Out-of-State

$24,108

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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