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Keystone College

La Plume, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate79%

Keystone College Admissions

The college admitted 79% of all applicants in 2021. Out of 1,698 applications received in 2023, 1,337 students were offered admission.

Consult with Keystone College's admissions department for more information on applying.

Students who submit their applications to Keystone College for fall should hear back from Keystone College by September 15.

Keystone College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Keystone College's admissions stats.

Keystone College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.0
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 40%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 1%
Waitlist No

Keystone College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Keystone College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Considering Applying Early to Keystone College?

Keystone College does not offer early decision or early action.

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

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Transferring to Keystone College

For more information on transferring to Keystone College, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to Keystone College

Keystone College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Keystone College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating 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 shine.

Admissions Factors at Keystone College

Curious about the factors that are considered by Keystone College 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 Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Interview Important
Talent/Ability Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Class Rank Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Keystone College for more information on admission factors.

Keystone College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Keystone College, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Keystone College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements art portfolio for visual arts and art education
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Keystone College?

Students admitted to Keystone College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.0.

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

Keystone College 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 2021, 40% of Keystone College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 1% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Keystone College?

To be competitive with other Keystone College applicants, you should aim to earn between 880 and 1080 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Keystone College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1080 and 25% of scored lower than 880, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Keystone College students scored 580 or higher and 75% of students scored 440 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Keystone College students scored 510 or higher, and 75% scored a 440 or higher.

To be most competitive at Keystone College, you should strive to earn between 20 and 27 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Keystone College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Keystone College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

More Information on Transferring to Keystone College

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Keystone College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Keystone College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Keystone College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Keystone College.

Does Keystone College accept transfer credits?

✅ Keystone College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Keystone College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Keystone College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Keystone College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Keystone College?

✅ Keystone College is not test optional.

What is Keystone College's acceptance rate?

✅ Keystone College's acceptance rate is 79%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Keystone College?

❌ Keystone College does not offer early decision.

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Keystone College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Keystone College is Aug 1.

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

Keystone College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

880 - 1080


Math SAT Range

440 - 580


Reading SAT Range

440 - 510

Keystone College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Keystone College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.0. 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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