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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)
People who are at least reasonably intelligent can getOct 07 2003Engineering Department
People who are at least reasonably intelligent can get into Penn State, especially if they have a diverse background, university connections, or if they write well. A lot of people apply, and most probably get in. It's very much a cross-section of people who apply here (all ability levels), so if you're at or above the mean, you're cool.
SAT: 1370 Male
PSU Main is greatOct 07 2003Engineering Department
PSU Main is great... if you don't want to start there, start at a satellite and transfer after 2 years! That's a great way to go! I'm in the honors college, which is awesome!!! It really does make the school so much smaller once you've found your niche... you have to write 2 nasty essays to get in. Actually 3, I'd reccommend writing the optional one as well.
SAT: 1490 Female
I just did all of my work in highSep 14 2003Other
I just did all of my work in high school and tried my best.
SAT: 980 Female
Apply as early as possible and you should haveAug 22 2003School of Information
Apply as early as possible and you should have no problem if you have decent sat scores. I think above 1100 and it should be cake.
SAT: 1300 Male
Sent in my application online - essay not completelyJul 21 2003Communications
sent in my application online - essay not completely necessary! If you want to get in, work hard on your SATs and GPA and make it clear that extra curriculars are important to you!
SAT: 1310 Female
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