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Penn State Beaver

Monaca, PA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate93%

Penn State Beaver Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Penn State Beaver. The acceptance rate at Penn State Beaver is 93%. Last year, 1,707 students applied to Penn State Beaver and 1,591 were admitted.

If you are considering submitting an application to Penn State Beaver, the application fee costs $65.

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

Penn State Beaver Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Penn State Beaver's admissions stats.

Penn State Beaver 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 6.67%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 29%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 7%
Waitlist No

Penn State Beaver Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Penn State Beaver.

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

Applying Early to Penn State Beaver?

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

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

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of acceptance, since it demonstrates your interest in a school.

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

More on Penn State Beaver Admissions

Transferring to Penn State Beaver

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

For Students Waitlisted to Penn State Beaver

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

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

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight 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 prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Penn State Beaver

Wondering what factors are considered by Penn State Beaver 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 Beaver for more information on admission factors.

Penn State Beaver Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

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

Students admitted to Penn State Beaver have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Out of all students that were admitted, 26.79% submitted a class rank. At Penn State Beaver 6.67% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 26.67% were in the top 25% and 62.22% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

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

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA
3.75 and 3.99 20%
3.50 and 3.74 16.36%
3.25 and 3.49 20.61%
3.00 and 3.24 15.76%
2.50 and 2.9 20.61%
2.00 and 2.49 6.06%

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 Beaver directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights 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 Beaver 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 2022, 29% of Penn State Beaver's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 7% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Penn State Beaver?

To be competitive with other Penn State Beaver applicants, you should strive to earn between 1070 and 1240 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Penn State Beaver 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1240 and 25% of scored lower than 1070, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Penn State Beaver students scored 620 or higher and 75% of students scored 520 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Penn State Beaver students scored 640 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.

To be most competitive at Penn State Beaver, you should strive to earn between 20 and 28 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Penn State Beaver'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 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Penn State Beaver students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

More Information on Transferring to Penn State Beaver

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

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

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Penn State Beaver Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Penn State Beaver?

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

Does Penn State Beaver accept transfer credits?

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

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

✅ Penn State Beaver is not test optional.

What is Penn State Beaver's acceptance rate?

✅ Penn State Beaver has an acceptance rate of 93%.

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

❌ Penn State Beaver does not offer early decision.

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Penn State Beaver Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Penn State Beaver? Penn State Beaver is a somewhat selective institution. The Penn State Beaver acceptance rate is 93%. This means that the institution accepts 93 out of every 100 applicants.


Penn State Beaver Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

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

Penn State Beaver SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1070 - 1240


Math SAT Range

530 - 620


Reading SAT Range

520 - 640

Penn State Beaver GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Penn State Beaver, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.29. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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