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Students who got into Penn State/PSU:

Tips mention: Interview (0), ACT/SAT (28), Grades (49), Sports/Extracurriculars (15), College Essay (14)
Like someone else mentioned, I spelled my name correctlyMar 13 2005Economics
Like someone else mentioned, I spelled my name correctly and was able to string more than 3 words together for my application. It also helps to pay sufficient postage on your application.

All I needed was an SAT score of over 1500, and they pretty much shit themselves accepting me.
SAT: 1510 Male

I applied to a branch campus instead of directlyMar 09 2005Biology
I applied to a branch campus instead of directly into main campus. I have heard that if you choose a major that only certain campuses offer, you have a better chance of getting into your first choice. After you get in, you can always change your mind.... I did 5 times.
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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
Get involved in organizations and clubsDec 22 2004Electrical Engineering
Get involved in organizations and clubs...

Study hard and work hard in school...

Try to stand out amongst your classmates (Do something different)...

Be Honest and yourself on the application...

Take Practice SAT and ACT courses
SAT: 1360 Male

Not hard to get inNov 12 2004Chemical Engineering
Not hard to get in. 2/3rds of your admissions is based on your GPA and 1/3rd on your SATs. Regardless of what they say, I don't think they really look at extra-cirruculars, essays, cirriculum difficulty (Although you will thank yourself for taking and getting AP Credit in the long run) or letters of reccomendations

In State: Have at least a 3.5 and a 1200 on your SATS. It's a bit tougher out of state
SAT: 1370 Male

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