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Pennsylvania State University

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SAT Math + Verbal:
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Your Chances at Penn State/PSU
(on ACT score alone)
Your Chances at Penn State/PSU
(on SAT score alone)
Men
Women
# Applicants
24,107
23,445
# Admitted
12,576
13,196
% Admitted
52.2%
56.3%
% Overall
54.2%

Students who got into Penn State/PSU:

Tips mention: Interview (0), ACT/SAT (28), Grades (49), Sports/Extracurriculars (15), College Essay (14)
IntramuralDec 13 2010Natural Resources
Intramural sports, lifting, the bar scene (now that i can), environmental clubs, hiking, fishing, biking. A little bit of everything. This place has practically every type of activity you could ask for.
SAT: 2100 Female
Have a high gpa, take honors and AP if you canJan 06 2007Communications
Have a high gpa, take honors and AP if you can...I'm pretty sure they didn't even look at recommendations or extracurriculars, or at least not closely. The essay is a joke, like 2 paragraphs, so write about something different but really succinctly.
ACT: 31 SAT: 1980 Female
Anyone can get into Penn State, but, it's notFeb 26 2005Engineering Department
Anyone can get into Penn State, but, it's not an easy thing to get into your desired major. Be prepared to work like machines. But then again, you'll always find time on the weekends to get drunk, get laid, all that good stuff.
Although I'd say if the grades suck, do something big for your high school extracurriculars, like a black belt in martial arts, high school student council, garage band, whatever, as long as it's something that might make you different or unique from the millions of people that are applying.
SAT: 1030 Male
It isn't that hard to get inOct 25 2004Undecided
It isn't that hard to get in. Just try to do your best in high school and pull a decent grade on the SATs. Take honors and AP courses if they're available to you. Definitely involve yourself in lots of extracurriculars.
SAT: 1300 Female
Work very hard so then you can get scholarshipsSep 06 2004Unknown
Work very hard so then you can get scholarships... everyone knows PSU only likes to give its money to football players but if you have very good grades you can get money, too.
Female
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