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Penn State Wilkes-Barre

Dallas, PA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate95%

Penn State Wilkes Barre Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Penn State Wilkes-Barre. Penn State Wilkes-Barre admitted 95% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 653 applications received in 2023, 622 students were offered admission.

If you are thinking about applying to Penn State Wilkes-Barre, the fee for the application is $65.

Students who apply to Penn State Wilkes-Barre for the fall semester should anticipate a decision by October 1.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Penn State Wilkes-Barre's admissions stats.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 20.69%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 33%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 0%
Waitlist No

Penn State Wilkes-Barre Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Penn State Wilkes-Barre.

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

Want to Apply Early to Penn State Wilkes-Barre?

Penn State Wilkes-Barre does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

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

Some students apply to college early because they hope it will boost 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 being admitted, since it shows that you are very interested in a school.

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

More on Penn State Wilkes-Barre Admissions

Transferring to Penn State Wilkes-Barre

For more information on transferring to Penn State Wilkes-Barre, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to Penn State Wilkes-Barre

Penn State Wilkes-Barre has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Penn State Wilkes-Barre Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. 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 put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Penn State Wilkes-Barre

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

Penn State Wilkes-Barre 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Penn State Wilkes-Barre, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Penn State Wilkes-Barre's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Penn State Wilkes-Barre?

Students admitted to Penn State Wilkes-Barre have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 45.67% submitted a class rank. At Penn State Wilkes-Barre 20.69% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 41.38% were in the top 25% and 79.31% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Penn State Wilkes-Barre, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA
3.75 and 3.99 29.92%
3.50 and 3.74 21.26%
3.25 and 3.49 14.96%
3.00 and 3.24 10.24%
2.50 and 2.9 15.75%
2.00 and 2.49 7.09%

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 Wilkes-Barre 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 Wilkes-Barre 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, 33% of Penn State Wilkes-Barre'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 Wilkes-Barre?

To be competitive with other Penn State Wilkes-Barre applicants, you should strive to earn between 1090 and 1260 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Penn State Wilkes-Barre 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1260 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 Wilkes-Barre students scored 620 or higher and 75% of students scored 540 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Penn State Wilkes-Barre students scored 640 or higher, and 75% scored a 540 or higher.

More Information on Transferring to Penn State Wilkes-Barre

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

Transfer students can enroll in Penn State Wilkes-Barre during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Penn State Wilkes-Barre Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Penn State Wilkes-Barre?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Penn State Wilkes-Barre.

Does Penn State Wilkes-Barre accept transfer credits?

✅ Penn State Wilkes-Barre accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Penn State Wilkes-Barre accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Do I have to submit test scores to Penn State Wilkes-Barre?

✅ Penn State Wilkes-Barre is not test optional.

What is Penn State Wilkes-Barre's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Penn State Wilkes-Barre is 95%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Penn State Wilkes-Barre?

❌ Penn State Wilkes-Barre does not offer early decision.

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Penn State Wilkes Barre Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


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


Penn State Wilkes Barre Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

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

Penn State Wilkes Barre SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1090 - 1260


Math SAT Range

530 - 620


Reading SAT Range

540 - 640

Penn State Wilkes Barre GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Penn State Wilkes Barre, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.37. 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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