Tuition & Fees

$14,798

$22,804

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
36%
400-499
47%
300-399
9%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
12%
500-599
40%
400-499
39%
300-399
7%
200-299
1%
700-800
0
600-699
5%
500-599
34%
400-499
48%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
20%
18-23
57%
12-17
18%
6-11
2%
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
26%
18-23
41%
12-17
29%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
30-36
2%
24-29
25%
18-23
54%
12-17
18%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

53%

47%

male

female

1
17

teacher

students

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Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,853
Declined + 554
Total Received 4,407
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Public

3,861

undergraduate students

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School Facts

Pennsylvania State University - Altoona, founded in 1939, is a public, coeducational university. Its 92-acre campus is located in Altoona.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 3,861
Established in 1939
Coeducational Coeducational College
Accredited by •  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

Altoona, PA

92-acre campus in Altoona (population: 46,148), 95 miles from Pittsburgh.

Pennsylvania State University — Altoona
3000 Ivyside Park
Altoona, PA 16601-3760

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
25%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
6%
Top 1/4
23%
Top 1/2
65%
Bottom 1/2
35%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
36%
400-499
47%
300-399
9%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
12%
500-599
40%
400-499
39%
300-399
7%
200-299
1%
700-800
0
600-699
5%
500-599
34%
400-499
48%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
20%
18-23
57%
12-17
18%
6-11
2%
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
26%
18-23
41%
12-17
29%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
30-36
2%
24-29
25%
18-23
54%
12-17
18%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted no
Application deadline November 30 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,853
Declined + 554
Total Received 4,407

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Fredina Ingold
Admissions Officer
P: 800 848-9843
F: 814 949-5564
aaadmit@psu.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $13,868
Room $5,940
Board $5,290
Additional fees $930
Books & supplies $1,840
Total $27,868
Average Financial Aid - $9,551
Total with Avg. Aid $18,317

Financial Aid

58%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$9,551

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $6,374,539
State $3,957,693
Institutional $2,034,554
Other external $915,358
Total $13,282,144

Non-need-based

Federal $535,552
State $27,855
Institutional $201,311
Other external $205,631
Total $970,349

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
diving
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division III)
Mascot
Lions
School colors
navy blue and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Biology
Business
Business Administration
Communication
Criminal Justice
Electrical Engineering Technology
Electromechanical Engineering Technology
Elementary/Kindergarten Education
English
Environmental Studies
History
Human Development/Family Studies
Integrative Arts
Letters/Arts/Sciences
Mathematics
Medical Engineering Technology
Nursing
Psychology
Science
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Undergraduate

100%

3,861
students

Female
47%
1,807

Male
53%
2,054

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

94%

3,645
students

Female
46%
1,669

Male
54%
1,976

undergraduatePart-time

6%

216
students

Female
64%
138

Male
36%
78

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
76%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

Not Reported

Transfer applicants accepted

Not Reported

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

36

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tutors
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