Acceptance Rate 60.37%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 22.29%
Applicants 657,000
Admitted 396,639
Enrolled 88,412

Applying To Pennsylvania Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 60.37% at Pennsylvania colleges and universities where total 657,000 students have applied and 396,639 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $59.00 and the graduate application fees is $51.00. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to Pennsylvania colleges.
General Admission Information of Pennsylvania Colleges
Open Admission Policy151 out of 366 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 59.00
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 51.00
Average Acceptance Rate60.37%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)22.29%
Average Test Scores1,131 SAT / 23 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2020-2021, total 657,000 students (290,663 men and 365,817 women) applied to and 396,639 (166,428 men and 229,895 women) students were accepted to admit Pennsylvania Colleges. Among them, 40,103 men and 48,273 women were enrolled into Pennsylvania schools. The average acceptance rate is 60.37% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 22.29%. The table below shows the Pennsylvania colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Pennsylvania Colleges (2020-2021)
Acceptance Rate 60.37% 57.26% 62.84%
Enrollment Ratio 22.29% 24.10% 21.00%
[Chart]Pennsylvania Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For Pennsylvania college, 59,144 students (81.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 13,677 students (18.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,228 and 25th percentile score is 1,033. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 78 and 25th percentile score is 59. 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 Writing520.00616.00
SAT Math513.00612.00
ACT Composite20.0026.00
ACT Math19.0026.00
ACT English20.0026.00
[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 366 schools
Quarter20 out of 366 schools
Trimester8 out of 366 schools
Four-one-four plan2 out of 366 schools
Other academic year8 out of 366 schools
Differs by program56 out of 366 schools
Continuous68 out of 366 schools
Un-Known/Other11 out of 366 schools
Next table describes credits that Pennsylvania colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits163 out of 366 schools
Credits for Life Experiences124 out of 366 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits195 out of 366 schools
Credit for Military Training144 out of 366 schools

Application Requirements

103 Pennsylvania schools require High School GPA and 137 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 63 Pennsylvania colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to Pennsylvania colleges.
Admission Checklist for Pennsylvania Colleges
High School GPA10314
High School Rank1557
High School Record (or Transcript)1373
Completion of College Preparatory Program4157
Formal Demonstration of Competencies1820
Admission Test Scores6326
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)352