SAT Scores for Admission to Top Pennsylvania Colleges

A Side-by-Side Comparison of College Admissions Data for 19 Colleges

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What SAT scores do you need to get into one of the top Pennsylvania colleges and universities? This side-by-side comparison shows scores for the middle 50% of enrolled students. If your scores fall within or above these ranges, you're on target for admission to one of these top colleges in Pennsylvania.

Top Pennsylvania Colleges Score Comparison (mid 50%)
(Learn what these numbers mean)
 SAT ScoresGPA-SAT-ACT
Admissions
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Allegheny------see graph
Bryn Mawr610730610720--see graph
Bucknell590670610710--see graph
Carnegie Mellon660750720800--see graph
Dickinson------see graph
Franklin and MarshallTest-Optional Admissionssee graph
Gettysburg------see graph
Grove City531668529657--see graph
Haverford660760660760--see graph
JuniataTest-Optional Admissionssee graph
Lafayette580680620710--see graph
Lehigh590680640740--see graph
Muhlenberg560660570660--see graph
Penn680770700800--see graph
Penn State530630560670--see graph
Pitt590680600700--see graph
Swarthmore645760660770--see graph
Ursinus------see graph
Villanova600700620720--see graph
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Realize, of course, that SAT scores are just one part of the application. The admissions officers at these Pennsylvania colleges will also want to see a strong academic record, a winning essay, meaningful extracurricular activities and good letters of recommendation.

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Data from the National Center for Educational Statistics

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