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Penn State New Kensington Acceptance Rate, Requirements & Admissions Information

New Kensington, PA

Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2 3
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
3550 Seventh Street Road
City, State, Zip
New Kensington, PA 15068
Phone
(888) 968-7297
Fax
(724) 334-6111
E-mail
nkadmissions@psu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$65
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
December 24

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
75% of 542 applicants were admitted
Women
75% of 255 applicants were admitted
Men
76% of 287 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
194 (48%) of 407 admitted students enrolled
Women
75 (39%) of 190 admitted students enrolled
Men
119 (55%) of 217 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
12%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
22%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
23%
2.00 - 2.49
10%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
543 average
480-605 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2.88%
Score of 600 - 700
25.96%
Score of 500 - 600
44.23%
Score of 400 - 500
24.04%
Score of 300 - 400
2.88%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
530 average
490-570 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
3.85%
Score of 600 - 700
12.5%
Score of 500 - 600
51.92%
Score of 400 - 500
30.77%
Score of 300 - 400
.96%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
24 average
21-26 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
11.11%
Score of 24 - 29
33.33%
Score of 18 - 23
44.44%
Score of 12 - 17
11.11%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

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