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Penn State DuBois

DuBois, PA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate92%

Penn State Dubois Admissions

Penn State DuBois is moderately difficult to get into. Penn State DuBois admitted 92% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 511 applications received in 2023, 472 students were offered admission.

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

Students who apply to Penn State DuBois for fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than October 1.

Penn State DuBois Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Penn State DuBois 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 10.26%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 28%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 0%
Waitlist No

Penn State DuBois Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Penn State DuBois.

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 DuBois?

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

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

Some students apply to college early because they hope 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 the chance of acceptance, since it shows your interest in a school.

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

More on Penn State DuBois Admissions

Is Penn State DuBois Challenging To Get Into?

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

In 2022, Penn State Dubois accepted 92% of students, about 472 from 511 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Penn State Dubois, 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 DuBois

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

For Students Waitlisted to Penn State DuBois

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

What Does Penn State DuBois Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining 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 strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Penn State DuBois

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

Penn State DuBois Application Requirements

To apply to Penn State DuBois, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Penn State DuBois'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 DuBois?

Students admitted to Penn State DuBois have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 39.8% submitted a class rank. At Penn State DuBois 10.26% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 38.46% were in the top 25% and 66.67% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

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

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA
3.75 and 3.99 32.99%
3.50 and 3.74 20.62%
3.25 and 3.49 16.49%
3.00 and 3.24 14.43%
2.50 and 2.9 11.34%
2.00 and 2.49 3.09%

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 DuBois 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 DuBois 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, 28% of Penn State DuBois's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 0% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Penn State DuBois?

To be competitive with other Penn State DuBois applicants, you should strive to score between 1090 and 1210 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Penn State DuBois 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1210 and 25% of scored lower than 1090, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Penn State DuBois students scored 590 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 DuBois students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.

More Information on Transferring to Penn State DuBois

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

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

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Penn State DuBois Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Penn State DuBois?

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

Does Penn State DuBois accept transfer credits?

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

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

✅ Penn State DuBois is not test optional.

What is Penn State DuBois's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Penn State DuBois is 92%.

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

❌ Penn State DuBois does not offer early decision.

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Penn State Dubois Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Penn State Dubois? Penn State Dubois is a somewhat selective institution. The Penn State Dubois acceptance rate is 92%. This means that the institution accepts 92 out of every 100 applicants.


Penn State Dubois Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

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

Penn State Dubois SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1090 - 1210


Math SAT Range

520 - 590


Reading SAT Range

520 - 610

Penn State Dubois GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Penn State Dubois, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.45. 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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