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Pennsylvania Colleges

Applicants, Admitted, and Enrolled

For the academic year 2020-2021, 1,924,942 students have applied and among them 1,137,587 were admitted to Pennsylvania Colleges. 269,247 students were finally enrolled into one of accepted schools. The following table and chart illustrates the number of applicant, admitted, and enrolled students for Pennsylvania Colleges.
Applicants, Admitted, and Enrolled (2020-2021)
Pennsylvania Colleges
ApplicantsAdmittedEnrolled
Total1,924,942 1,137,587269,247
Public Schools754,584 531,677135,657
4 Years (Or High)747,741 526,497132,968
2-4 Years5,192 4,0771,971
Less Than 2 Years1,651 1,103718
Private Schools1,170,358 605,910133,590
4 Years (Or High)1,160,675 597,779129,447
2-4 Years9,618 8,0774,124
Less Than 2 Years65 5419
[CHART#1] Applicants, Admitted, and Enrolled for Pennsylvania Colleges

Acceptance Rate

The average acceptance rate of Pennsylvania Colleges is 59.10% in academic year 2020-2021. Public schools' average acceptance rate was 70.46% and the average rate of private schools was 51.77%. The following table and chart illustrates the average acceptance rate for Pennsylvania Colleges with comparable factors.
Acceptance Rate (2020-2021)
Pennsylvania Colleges
Acceptance Rate
All Schools Average59.10%
Public Schools70.46%
4 Years (Or High)70.41%
2-4 Years78.52%
Less Than 2 Years66.81%
Private Schools51.77%
4 Years (Or High)51.50%
2-4 Years83.98%
Less Than 2 Years83.08%
[CHART#2] Acceptance Rate for Pennsylvania Colleges

Yield (Enrollment Rate)

The average yield, also know as enrollment rate, of Pennsylvania Colleges was 59.10% in academic year 2020-2021. Public schools' average admission yield was 70.46% and the average rate of private schools was 51.77%. The admission yield is a rate of number of enrolled students over number of students who are allowed to admit. The following table and chart illustrates the average admission yield for Pennsylvania Colleges with comparable factors.
Yield (Enrollment Rate) (2020-2021)
Pennsylvania Colleges
Admission Yield
All Schools Average23.67%
Public Schools25.51%
4 Years (Or High)25.26%
2-4 Years48.34%
Less Than 2 Years65.10%
Private Schools22.05%
4 Years (Or High)21.65%
2-4 Years51.06%
Less Than 2 Years35.19%
[CHART#3] Yield (Enrollment Rate) for Pennsylvania Colleges

SAT Scores

The average SAT score of Pennsylvania Colleges is 894 for the academic year 2020-2021. Next table shows SAT average scores of 25th and 75th percentile by subject and school type/level for the academic year 2020-2021. The 25th percentile is the lower 25th score and 75th percentile is the upper 25th score of students who enrolled in colleges.
SAT Scores (2020-2021)
Pennsylvania Colleges
Evidence-based Reading and WritingMath
All Schools Average (4 years schools)25%411405
75%488483
Public Schools25%467460
75%559550
Private Schools25%355350
75%418417
[CHART#4] SAT Scores for Pennsylvania Colleges

ACT Scores

The average ACT score of Pennsylvania Colleges is 34 for the academic year 2020-2021. The following table shows ACT average scores of 25th and 75th percentile by subject and school type/level for the academic year 2020-2021. The 25th percentile is the lower 25th score and 75th percentile is the upper 25th scores of students who enrolled in the colleges.
ACT Scores (2020-2021)
Pennsylvania Colleges
CompositeEnglishMath
All Schools Average25%15 1414
75%20 1818
Public Schools25%171516
75%222121
Private Schools25%141211
75%181615
[CHART#5] ACT Scores for Pennsylvania Colleges