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Penn State Brandywine

Media, PA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate95%
Acceptance Rate95%

Penn State Brandywine Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Penn State Brandywine, the fee for the application costs $65.

Students who submit their applications to Penn State Brandywine for the fall semester should anticipate a decision by October 1.

Penn State Brandywine Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Penn State Brandywine's admissions stats.

Penn State Brandywine 2022 Admissions Statistics
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 31%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 3%
Waitlist No

Penn State Brandywine Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Penn State Brandywine.

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

Considering Applying Early to Penn State Brandywine?

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

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

➡️ See 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 Brandywine Admissions

How To Get Into Penn State Brandywine

Getting into Penn State Brandywine is moderately difficult. Penn State Brandywine has open admissions, which means admission is not competitive and any applicants that met the basic requirements can enroll.

In 2021, Penn State Brandywine accepted 95% of students, about 2,345 of the 2,457 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Penn State Brandywine, 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.

Transferring to Penn State Brandywine

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

For Students Waitlisted to Penn State Brandywine

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

What Does Penn State Brandywine Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When assembling 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 Penn State Brandywine

Wondering what factors are considered by Penn State Brandywine 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
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered

Make sure to check with Penn State Brandywine for more information on admission factors.

Penn State Brandywine 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Penn State Brandywine, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Penn State Brandywine'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
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

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

Penn State Brandywine has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.

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

Penn State Brandywine considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Penn State Brandywine 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 2022, 31% of Penn State Brandywine's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 3% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Penn State Brandywine?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Penn State Brandywine 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 Brandywine students scored 630 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Penn State Brandywine?

To be most competitive at Penn State Brandywine, you should strive to earn between 22.5 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Penn State Brandywine's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 22.5 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Penn State Brandywine students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.5.

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

More Information on Transferring to Penn State Brandywine

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

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

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Penn State Brandywine Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Penn State Brandywine?

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

Does Penn State Brandywine accept transfer credits?

✅ Penn State Brandywine accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

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

❌ Penn State Brandywine does not accept International Baccalaureate credits.

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

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

What is Penn State Brandywine's acceptance rate?

✅ Penn State Brandywine's acceptance rate is 95%.

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

❌ Penn State Brandywine does not offer early decision.

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Penn State Brandywine Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Penn State Brandywine? Penn State Brandywine is a somewhat selective institution. The Penn State Brandywine acceptance rate is 95%. This means that the institution accepts 95 out of every 100 applicants.


Penn State Brandywine 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 Brandywine is Continuous processing.

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

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

Penn State Brandywine ACT Scores


ACT Range

23 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above


23 to 26


23 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Penn State Brandywine is 24. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Penn State Brandywine. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 23 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Penn State Brandywine SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

520 - 620


Reading SAT Range

520 - 630

Penn State Brandywine GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

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

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