Pennsylvania State University -- Altoona

Altoona, PA

Pennsylvania State University -- Altoona

Altoona, PA

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Tuition & Fees

$15,206

$24,916

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
21%
500-599
53%
400-499
22%
300-399
0
700-800
6%
600-699
21%
500-599
50%
400-499
18%
300-399
2%
30-36
7%
24-29
40%
18-23
44%
12-17
7%
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undergraduateRatios

55%

male

45%

female

1

teacher

12.7

students

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Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,796
Declined 1,006
Total Received 6,802
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Public

3,070

undergraduate students

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Location

School Facts

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

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 3,070
Established in 1939
Coeducational Coeducational

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92-acre campus in Altoona (population: 44,098), 95 miles from Pittsburgh.

Pennsylvania State University — Altoona
3000 Ivyside Park
Altoona
16601-3777

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
31%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
21%
500-599
53%
400-499
22%
300-399
0
700-800
6%
600-699
21%
500-599
50%
400-499
18%
300-399
2%
30-36
7%
24-29
40%
18-23
44%
12-17
7%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $65
School has early action program yes

Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,796
Declined 1,006
Total Received 6,802

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
standardized test scores

Important

rigor of secondary school record

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
application essay
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
class rank
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
first generation
interview
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $14,214
Room & board $11,884
Additional fees $992
Books & supplies $1,840
Other fees $3,222
Total $32,152
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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Football, Racquetball, Table tennis, Track and field, Volleyball, Weight lifting

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Football, Racquetball, Table tennis, Track and field, Volleyball, Weight lifting

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Acting
Actuarial Science
Adult and Continuing Education Administration
Advertising
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
African-American/Black Studies
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agricultural Business and Management, Other
Agricultural Mechanization, General
Agricultural and Extension Education Services
Agriculture, General
Agronomy and Crop Science
Animal Sciences, General
Anthropology
Archeology
Architectural Engineering
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Astronomy
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Biochemistry
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Technology/Technician
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Comparative Literature
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Design and Applied Arts, Other
Development Economics and International Development
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Science
Engineering, Other
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Finance, General
Food Science
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Forensic Science and Technology
Forest Sciences and Biology
Forest Technology/Technician
French Language and Literature
Geography
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
Graphic Design
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History, General
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
Horticultural Science
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Human Nutrition
Industrial Engineering
Information Science/Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Journalism
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Labor and Industrial Relations
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Materials Science
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Metallurgical Technology/Technician
Mining and Mineral Engineering
Music, General
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Nuclear Engineering
Organizational Behavior Studies
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Petroleum Engineering
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
Religion/Religious Studies
Russian Language and Literature
Secondary Education and Teaching
Sociology
Soil Science and Agronomy, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Statistics, General
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Turf and Turfgrass Management
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Visual and Performing Arts, Other
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Study abroad
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

3,070

total students

83%

in-state

17%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

3,070
students

Female
45%
1,387

Male
55%
1,683

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

2,990
students

Female
46%
1,356

Male
54%
1,634

3%

80
students

Female
39%
31

Male
61%
49

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 81%
Student 4 year graduation rate 40%
Student 5 year graduation rate 18%
Student 6 year graduation rate 4%

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
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

114

Transfer students enrolled

4%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

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Counseling services

Not reported

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

Not Reported

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

Not Reported

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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