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Are the other Penn State campuses easy to get into (not University Park)

yoitzzjasonnyoitzzjasonn Posts: 349Registered User Member
Are the other Penn State campuses (Not University Park) easy to get into? If so, can you list the specific campuses that are pretty easy to get into that accepts C average students, with an above average SAT score?
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  • OFBD123OFBD123 Posts: 35Registered User Junior Member
    I'm familiar with Penn State Worthington and Penn State Dunmore, and with an above average SAT score you would get into both schools with ease.
  • yoitzzjasonnyoitzzjasonn Posts: 349Registered User Member
    ^Hm about Penn State Abington?
  • FP9FP9 Posts: 297Registered User Junior Member
    Yeah you can definitely get into Abington with a C average
  • dadinatordadinator Posts: 1,059Registered User Senior Member
    Based upon info from the College Board:

    mid 50 percentile for Reading SAT was 400 - 520
    for math 430 - 550

    52% of students have a 3.0 or higher
    34% between 2.5 and 2.99
    14% between 2.0 and 2.49

    College Search - Penn State Abington - At a Glance
  • OFBD123OFBD123 Posts: 35Registered User Junior Member
    You would easily get into the Abington campus as well. A lot of high school kids around these schools who can't get into main go to either Worthington, Dunmore or Abington for 2 years and then transfer to main.
  • yoitzzjasonnyoitzzjasonn Posts: 349Registered User Member
    Wait, a 2.07 GPA is a C average right?
  • FP9FP9 Posts: 297Registered User Junior Member
    2.0 straight C
    3.0 straight B
    4.0 straight A
  • attab23attab23 Posts: 10Registered User New Member
    Can i get into Penn st by applying to these campus with a C average 2.07 or up: Abington,Erie, or Berks?
  • attab23attab23 Posts: 10Registered User New Member
    can get into penn st by applying to these three campus Abington, Erie, or Berks with a C average 2.07 or up
  • ArKhAiKArKhAiK Posts: 900- Member
    Check your pulse...
    Okay you have one?
    Then you'll get into at least one branch campus.
  • charlieschmcharlieschm Posts: 4,282Registered User Senior Member
    There are some branch campuses that are in the middle of nowhere, but those are the ones most likely to close if the Governor continues his college budget slashing.

    The nicer campuses are usually considered to be Behrend and Berks. Berks, Hazelton, Altoona and Harrisburg are examples of campuses that have some housing. Hazelton is know to be very cold and windswept. Altoona is popular because it is not too far from State College, but there is not much to do in the town. Harrisburg is also popular, and has the nicest library among the branches.

    The main problem at many branches is that they have very little or no student housing. I know of a student with mediocre grades who got into Berks, but didn't go because there was no housing available.

    Remember if you satisfactorily complete 2 years at a branch, you are guaranteed the right to transfer to State College.

    Penn State's branches charge higher tuition than the state-owned universities. Many people also prefer to stay at the same campus for 4 years, so many people choose the state owned universities over the Penn State branches. The state-owned universities typically have plenty of on-campus housing. Loch Haven is a state-owned university in a nice town that is not too far from State College.

    There has been more discussion on this topic over at the Penn State part of this message board. Do a search of "Penn State" and "branch campuses."
  • whydoicarewhydoicare Posts: 381Registered User Member
    Branch campuses are easier (http://admissions.psu.edu/info/counselors/bubble_chart.pdf). Checking the bottom row of black dots, a 2.0 GPA with 2000 SAT, or a 2.1 GPA with 1800 SAT, or a 2.3 GPA with 1500 SAT are likely admitted to a branch campus.
  • attab23attab23 Posts: 10Registered User New Member
    Will i get into penn st berks or Abington with a C average.. I also put my decision as undecided
  • maggiedogmaggiedog Posts: 509Registered User Member
    Very easy to get in. Like getting into a community college.
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