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Penn State Hazleton

Hazleton, PA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate90%

Penn State Hazleton Admissions

Penn State Hazleton is moderately difficult to get into. Penn State Hazleton admitted 90% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 585 students applied to Penn State Hazleton and 526 were admitted.

If you are applying to Penn State Hazleton, the fee for the application is $65.

Students who apply to Penn State Hazleton for fall should hear back from Penn State Hazleton by October 1.

Penn State Hazleton Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Penn State Hazleton 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 17.74%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 19%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 2%
Waitlist No

Penn State Hazleton Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Penn State Hazleton.

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 Hazleton?

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

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

Some students apply early to college in hopes that it will increase 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 admission, since it shows 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 Hazleton Admissions

How Challenging Is It To Get Admitted to Penn State Hazleton?

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

In 2022, Penn State Hazleton accepted 90% of all applicants, approximately 526 of the 585 students who applied.

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

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

For Students Waitlisted to Penn State Hazleton

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

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

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 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 apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Penn State Hazleton

Curious about the factors that are considered by Penn State Hazleton 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 Hazleton for more information on admission factors.

Penn State Hazleton 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Penn State Hazleton, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Penn State Hazleton'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 Hazleton?

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

Out of all students that were admitted, 41.61% submitted a class rank. At Penn State Hazleton 17.74% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 51.61% were in the top 25% and 79.03% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

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

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA
3.75 and 3.99 26.57%
3.50 and 3.74 21.68%
3.25 and 3.49 13.99%
3.00 and 3.24 12.59%
2.50 and 2.9 17.48%
2.00 and 2.49 6.29%

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 Hazleton 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 Hazleton 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, 19% of Penn State Hazleton's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 2% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Penn State Hazleton?

To be competitive with other Penn State Hazleton applicants, you should aim to score between 1005 and 1270 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Penn State Hazleton 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1270 and 25% of scored lower than 1005, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Penn State Hazleton students scored 645 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 Hazleton students scored 635 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.

To be most competitive at Penn State Hazleton, you should strive to earn between 14 and 22 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 22 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Penn State Hazleton's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 22, and three out of four students scored lower than 22 on the ACT.

A 14 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Penn State Hazleton students. Only one out of every four students scored below 14.

More Information on Transferring to Penn State Hazleton

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

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

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Penn State Hazleton Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Penn State Hazleton?

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

Does Penn State Hazleton accept transfer credits?

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

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

✅ Penn State Hazleton is not test optional.

What is Penn State Hazleton's acceptance rate?

✅ Penn State Hazleton's acceptance rate is 90%.

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

❌ Penn State Hazleton does not offer early decision.

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Penn State Hazleton Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Penn State Hazleton? Penn State Hazleton is a somewhat selective institution. The Penn State Hazleton acceptance rate is 90%. This means that the institution accepts 89 out of every 100 applicants.


Penn State Hazleton Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

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

Penn State Hazleton SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1005 - 1270


Math SAT Range

500 - 645


Reading SAT Range

520 - 635

Penn State Hazleton GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Penn State Hazleton, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.35. 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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