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Acceptance Rate 61.01%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 19.57%
Applicants 565,265
Admitted 344,882
Enrolled 67,495

Applying To Pennsylvania Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 61.01% at Pennsylvania colleges and universities where total 565,265 students have applied and 344,882 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $59.00 and the graduate application fees is $51.00. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to Pennsylvania colleges.
General Admission Information of Pennsylvania Colleges
Open Admission Policy151 out of 372 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 59.00
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 51.00
Average Acceptance Rate61.01%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)19.57%
Average Test Scores1,173 SAT / 25 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2021-2022, total 565,265 students (245,270 men and 319,338 women) applied to and 344,882 (138,340 men and 206,591 women) students were accepted to admit Pennsylvania Colleges. Among them, 29,126 men and 38,386 women were enrolled into Pennsylvania schools. The average acceptance rate is 61.01% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 19.57%. The table below shows the Pennsylvania colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Pennsylvania Colleges (2021-2022)
TotalMenWomen
Applicants565,265245,270319,338
Admitted344,882138,340206,591
Enrolled67,49529,12638,386
Acceptance Rate 61.01% 56.40% 64.69%
Enrollment Ratio 19.57% 21.05% 18.58%
[Chart]Pennsylvania Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For Pennsylvania college, 19,428 students (38.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 5,092 students (9.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,271 and 25th percentile score is 1,075. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 83 and 25th percentile score is 64. Next table shows the detail SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at Pennsylvania colleges and universities.
SAT and ACT Score Distribution at Pennsylvania Colleges
25th Percentile75th Percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing541.00640.00
SAT Math534.00631.00
ACT Composite22.0028.00
ACT Math21.0027.00
ACT English21.0028.00
[Chart] SAT/ACT Distribution - Pennsylvania Colleges
[Chart] Average SAT Scores - Pennsylvania Colleges
[Chart] Average ACT Scores - Pennsylvania Colleges

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

In Pennsylvania State, 193 schools use semester calendar systems and 20 schools are based on quarter system. Next table lists the number of schools with their calendar systems.
Semester193 out of 372 schools
Quarter20 out of 372 schools
Trimester8 out of 372 schools
Four-one-four plan2 out of 372 schools
Other academic year8 out of 372 schools
Differs by program56 out of 372 schools
Continuous68 out of 372 schools
Un-Known/Other17 out of 372 schools
Next table describes credits that Pennsylvania colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits163 out of 372 schools
Credits for Life Experiences124 out of 372 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits195 out of 372 schools
Credit for Military Training144 out of 372 schools

Application Requirements

101 Pennsylvania schools require High School GPA and 128 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 7 Pennsylvania colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to Pennsylvania colleges.
Admission Checklist for Pennsylvania Colleges
RequiredRecommended
High School GPA10112
High School Rank1350
High School Record (or Transcript)1283
Completion of College Preparatory Program4054
Recommendations6236
Formal Demonstration of Competencies1318
Admission Test Scores727
TOEFL8317
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)00