Penn State DECISION THREAD ONLY - CLASS OF 2026

SAT 1460
GPA 98 W
State NY
Applied 10/1
Decision 11/4
Eberly

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SAT: 1510
GPA: 4.0
Rank: NA
State Residency: NY

Applied date: October 30
Applied Early Action: Yes
Decision date: Nov 3
Decision/College: Information Science & Technology
Campus applied to/Campus accepted to: University / Main Campus

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DS 17. Common App submitted on 10/23. Filled in PSU application on 10/25. Accepted to University Park on 11/10. Intended major Aerospace Engg.

OOS (US Citizen, school in India)
SAT 1520
His school does not rank or give GPA (so he listed every course individually and grade in each course)
Of 15 main courses - he had 8 A1s and 7 A2s

ECs

  • Founded and ran a math club in his school; National Journal publication from the club
  • Active in school safety team and student council
  • Learned CFD and has some research to his credit in aerostructures
  • Studied Calculus III, Linear Algebra from Paul’s online notes and is now learning Differential Equations
  • Studied AP Calculus BC, Physics C (Mech) on his own and took the exam. Both 5/5
  • Chess & Badminton enthusiast - a few achievements at the regional level

LoRs must have been positive

ACT: didn’t take
SAT: 1470
GPA: 4.0 UW/4.55 W
Rank: top 11%
State Residency: NC

Applied date: late august
Applied Early Action: rolling (not EA)
Decision date: unsure, just found it today
Decision/College: accepted, Eberly School of Science/Biology, University Park
Campus applied to/Campus accepted to: University Park

ACT/SAT: Test optional
GPA: 3.8 uw, 4.38 w
Rank: School doesn’t rank
State Residency: DE

Applied date: 10/6
Applied Early Action: Yes
Decision date: 11/12
Decision/College: Earth and Mineral Sciences - Meteorology
Campus applied to/Campus accepted to: University Park

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My son was accepted to Penn State Smeal Business. He checked portal today. Applied in August.

GPA: 3.9 uw/4.4 w
SAT: 1460

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Forgot to mention he is OOS from NJ

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ACT: 32
SAT:
GPA:. 4.0 Unweighted, 4.75 weighted
Rank: top 5%
State Residency: NJ

Applied date: mid-September
Applied Early Action: yes
Decision date: Nov 12
Decision/College: accepted/engineering
Campus applied to/Campus accepted to: University Park

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My daughter was accepted!

ACT: none
SAT:1520 (1530 superscore)
GPA: 5.05 weighted, 3.8 unweighted
Rank: school does not rank
State Residency: IL

Applied date: 10/25
Applied Early Action: yes
Decision date: 11/11
Decision/College: accepted / mechanical engineering
Campus applied to/Campus accepted to: University Park

She is an underrepresented minority.

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SAT: 1510
GPA: 4.4 weighted
Rank: 15%
State Residency: VA

Applied Early Action: yes
Decision/College: business
Campus applied to/Campus accepted to: main

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ACT: n/a
SAT: n/a (went test optional)
GPA: 99.6 W / 96.4 UW
Rank: 27/773
State Residency: NY

Applied date: Oct 30
Applied Early Action: Yes
Decision date: Nov 11
Decision/College: Accepted / College of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering)
Campus applied to/Campus accepted to: University Park

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GPA: 3.95 UW
Rank: Top 10%
State: TX
Applied date: 10/31
Applied Early Action: yes
Decision date: 11/12
Decision/College: Accepted/Engineering
Campus: University Park

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SAT: 1310
GPA: 3.8 UW our ot 4.5, 4.3W
Rank: School doesn’t rank
State Residency: NY

Applied date: 10/25
Applied Early Action: Yes
Decision date: 11/13
Decision/College: University /undeclared
Campus applied to/Campus accepted to: University Park

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GPA: 4.4
SAT 1420
State: PA
Applied date: 10/30
Applied Early Action: yes
Decision date: 11/11
Decision/College: Accepted/Engineering
Campus: University Park

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How do you check if you’ve received a decision from Penn State?

On the PSU website, go to MyPennState and log into your account and you can see the status of your application.

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No decision here, but D received an email about completing her application to Schreyers Honors College, and she did not apply or start that application. Anyone else?

Same here. She received a few days ago and she never started applying for it. Not sure if that’s any indicator of acceptance. One can only hope, lol. A few others received same email and they haven’t received decisions yet.

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I WAS ACCEPTED!!!

GPA: school didn’t report, but I guess it’s around 3.5-3.6
Rank: N/A
SAT: 1350
State: international (Taiwan)
Applied date: 10/27
Applied EA: YES+summer session
Decision date: 11/19
Decision/College: Accepted/DUS
Campus: 2022fall University Park

No APs, IBs or any other standardized tests cuz I’m from a public local school.
Several academic extracurriculars, leaderships and good essays.

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congrats!!! we actually planned to visit Taiwan last year but unfortunately covid prevented us from going. maybe next year! :slight_smile: