Penn State bases its admission decisions on a variety of factors that are viewed in relation to one another.
- High School GPA
The most important factor, the high school grade-point average (GPA), accounts for approximately two-thirds of the admission decision.
- Other Factors
The remaining one-third of the decision is based on other factors, which may include standardized test scores (SAT or ACT), class rank, personal statements, and activities.
Penn State does not require a specific high school GPA or minimum standardized test scores. The middle 50% range for high school GPA is 3.16–3.65 and the middle 50 percent range for SATs is 1060–1250.
These ranges represent the middle 50% of students offered admission to Penn State Altoona. They are not cutoffs or averages and are intended only to give you a general idea of your admissibility to Penn State Altoona; in no way do they represent a promise or guarantee of admission.
For more information, visit Penn State Admission Requirements