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I had excellent SATs, grades, and class rank, andSep 02 2004Math
I had excellent SATs, grades, and class rank, and I got into the UP campus. However, I know people who got in with good grades, or good SATs, but not both. It's not hard to get into a branch campus and transfer to main campus later, if you don't meet with success at being admitted to UP.
I would recommend trying for the honors program - it has excellent benefits, scholarships, and overall is a better academic experience.
SAT: 1500 Female
Engineering at PSU is seriousAug 30 2004Engineering Department
Engineering at PSU is serious. Make sure that you are prepared for the workload. Try to actually learn in your high school math/science classes cause your going to need it here: getting good stats can only give you admission to the university, it does not guarentee good grades. If you want to get into the Honors College, remember that admissions is almost as tough as it is at Ivy-league schools. Overall the engineering school (even though it is already consistently ranked in the top 20) is very underrated by many people, who are simply speculating. This is one of the most challenging schools in the nation and the opportunities are endless. Prepare well.
Male
Get a 1200 on you SATJul 24 2004Business - Management and Administration
Get a 1200 on you SAT. You should be in provided you didn't fail high school.
Apply Early.
If you can't get a 1200, try the ACT. Some do better on that.

If you do initially attend a satellite campus, you'll have to buckle down a lot when you get to University Park.

Get a 1400 and look for scholarships/Schreyer Honors College on the horizon.

I'd really like to see the quality of students improve here immensely, so please, if you are very intelligent/academically inclined/passionate about your potential major/intellectually curious, apply here and consider it!
ACT: 33 SAT: 1460 Male

For me, it was fairly easy for me to get in to psuJul 03 2004Other
for me, it was fairly easy for me to get in to psu. i suggest deecnt grades (yea yea yea) and an exceptional letter of recomendation.
SAT: 1080 Female
It's all in the numbers, so do well onMar 19 2004Math
It's all in the numbers, so do well on standardized tests.
SAT: 1490 Male
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