First Year Students Admission Requirements

First Year Students Admission Requirements

Admission decisions for first-year students are made on the basis of several combined factors including: 

  • Final grades in all subject areas for years nine, ten, and eleven of high school
  • Weighted average or class rank for students who have taken AP/Honors courses
  • Required Carnegie (high school) units
  • Standardized test scores (SAT or ACT)

Approximately two-thirds of the decision for each student is based upon the high school grade-point average (GPA). The remaining one-third of the decision is based on other factors, which may include standardized verbal and math test scores, class rank, personal statement, and activities list.

Estimating First-year Student Eligibility for Baccalaureate Majors High School GPA. *High school GPA range is based on a 4.0 scale.

High School GPA* Middle 50% Range

  •  University Park 3.51-3.90
  • All Other Campuses 2.87-3.35 

Composite SAT Middle 50% Range (Math and English scores)

  • University Park 1180-1340
  • All Other Campuses 960-1150 

Composite ACT Middle 50% Range

  • University Park 26-30 
  • All Other Campuses (inquire with admissions counselor)