Keystone College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Lackawanna Lake, 4 miles from the Keystone College Campus
Lackawanna Lake, 4 miles from the Keystone College Campus. Jeffrey / Flickr

Keystone College Admissions Overview:

Those interested in applying to Keystone College will need to submit scores from the SAT or ACT--while both are accepted, the majority of applicants submit SAT scores. Students will need to submit an application (through the school or with the Common Application), high school transcripts, test scores, and a letter of recommendation or personal statement. Check out their website for more information!

Admissions Data (2016):

Keystone College Description:

Keystone College is a private college located in La Plume, Pennsylvania. The rural 270-acre campus has been voted the most beautiful college campus in the northeastern Pennsylvania region. Keystone offers a student faculty ratio of 11 to 1 and an average class size of 13. Student can choose from 16 associate’s degrees or 30 bachelor’s degrees, and the college also offers several ‘weekender’ associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs for adult students wishing to continue their education. Popular areas of study at Keystone include business administration, criminal justice and the natural sciences. Both residential students and the college’s commuter population are very involved on campus, with nearly 30 student clubs and organizations and an active community outreach program. The Keystone Giants compete in the NCAA Division III Colonial States Athletic Conference in men’s and women’s basketball, cross country, soccer, tennis and track and field, men’s baseball and golf, and women’s field hockey, softball and volleyball.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,461 (1,410 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 37% Male / 63% Female
  • 77% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $25,798
  • Books: $200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,352
  • Other Expenses: $4,350
  • Total Cost: $40,700

Keystone College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 95%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 95%
    • Loans: 83%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $17,232
    • Loans: $7,756

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Natural Sciences.

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 66%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 32%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 49%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball, Lacrosse, Baseball, Tennis, Golf
  • Women's Sports: Field Hockey, Basketball, Volleyball, Track and Field, Softball, Tennis, Soccer, Lacrosse, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Keystone and the Common Application

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