What are your chances of acceptance?
Your chance of acceptance
Duke University
+ add school
Your chancing factors
Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
| 800 verbal


Low accuracy (4 of 18 factors)

What's the acceptance rate for the Biology program at Penn State?

Hey everyone, I've been looking into biological science as my major and Penn State has popped up on my radar. I was wondering if anyone knows about the acceptance rate in their Biology program specifically? Any ideas? Because it could help me understand my chances of getting accepted.

16 days ago

Penn State, like most universities, doesn't typically release acceptance rates for individual majors or programs. The acceptance rate you'll often see is for the university as a whole, not by major. As of the latest data, the overall acceptance rate at Penn State is approximately 54%, but this can vary from year to year.

It's also worth noting that at many universities, including Penn State, students are admitted to the university first, and then they declare their major, such as Biology, after they have begun their studies. So, the acceptance rate into a specific major like Biology could be somewhat different from the university's overall acceptance rate.

In addition to acceptance rates, keep in mind that admissions committees will also be looking at factors such as GPA, course rigor, and SAT/ACT scores (if submitted). They may also consider extracurricular activities, essays, and recommendation letters.

If you have a strong academic profile and interests that align with studying Biology, those are positive indicators, regardless of acceptance rates. To further gauge your chances, consider using tools like CollegeVine's chancing engine which takes into account various factors to help you understand your likelihood of acceptance.

16 days ago

About CollegeVine’s Expert FAQ

CollegeVine’s Q&A seeks to offer informed perspectives on commonly asked admissions questions. Every answer is refined and validated by our team of admissions experts to ensure it resonates with trusted knowledge in the field.