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New First Year Students - Now accepting applications for Fall 2014

Minimum qualifications: 3.5 High School GPA, 1200 Critical Reading + Math score on the SAT OR 26 ACT score.

Deadline for Fall 2014: August 1, 2014

Transfer students and Current PSU students

Minimum qualifications: 3.25 GPA in previous college course work.

Now accepting applications for Fall 2014

Deadline for fall term 2014: August 1, 2014.

In this application, you will need to answer the following essay questions:

  • A range of academic interests, personal perspectives, and life experiences adds much to the educational mix. Given your personal background, describe an experience that illustrates what you would bring to the diversity in a college community, or an encounter that demonstrated the importance of diversity to you.
  • In his essay, “Walking” Thoreau writes, “In Wildness is the preservation of the world.” This quote can now be found in many places, from essays by environmentalists like Aldo Leopold to the lyrics in Metallica’s “Of Wolf and Man.” And yet today, more than half of the people in the world live in cities. What is Wildness? Does Wildness still matter in cities? Why?