Tuition & Fees

$15,190

$23,692

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
35%
400-499
46%
300-399
8%
200-299
1%
700-800
4%
600-699
16%
500-599
38%
400-499
36%
300-399
6%
30-36
3%
24-29
23%
18-23
56%
12-17
18%
30-36
8%
24-29
33%
18-23
41%
12-17
18%
30-36
2%
24-29
31%
18-23
59%
12-17
8%
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undergraduateRatios

55%

45%

male

female

1
15

teacher

students

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Not Selective

89%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,582
Declined + 538
Total Received 5,120
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Public

3,491

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 3,491
Established in 1939
Coeducational Coeducational College
Accredited by •  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

Altoona, PA

92-acre campus in Altoona (population: 44,589), 95 miles from Pittsburgh.

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

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
27%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
7%
Top 1/4
26%
Top 1/2
64%
Bottom 1/2
36%
Bottom 1/4
9%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
35%
400-499
46%
300-399
8%
200-299
1%
700-800
4%
600-699
16%
500-599
38%
400-499
36%
300-399
6%
30-36
3%
24-29
23%
18-23
56%
12-17
18%
30-36
8%
24-29
33%
18-23
41%
12-17
18%
30-36
2%
24-29
31%
18-23
59%
12-17
8%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $65
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

89%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,582
Declined + 538
Total Received 5,120

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Secondary school record

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Particular talent/ability
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Interview
Minority affiliation
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Shari Routch
Interim Director of Enrollment Management
P: 800 848-9843
F: 814 949-5564
aaadmit@psu.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $14,214
Room $6,180
Board $5,100
Additional fees $976
Books & supplies $1,840
Total $28,310
Average Financial Aid - $10,460
Total with Avg. Aid $17,850

Financial Aid

59%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$10,460

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $6,211,732
State $3,599,232
Institutional $3,728,989
Other external $856,431
Total $14,396,384

Non-need-based

Federal $439,299
State $19,120
Institutional $851,158
Other external $558,008
Total $1,867,585

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
bowling
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
volleyball

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
Communications
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Electromechanical Engineering Technology
Elementary/Early Childhood Education
English
Environmental Studies
History
Human Development/Family Studies
Integrative Arts
Kinesiology
Letters/Arts/Sciences
Mathematics
Nursing
Political Science
Psychology
Rail Transportation Engineering
Science
Security/Risk Analysis
Visual Art Studies
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Undergraduate

100%

3,491
students

Female
45%
1,578

Male
55%
1,913

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

96%

3,353
students

Female
46%
1,513

Male
54%
1,840

undergraduatePart-time

4%

138
students

Female
48%
65

Male
52%
73

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
74%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

49%

Transfer applicants accepted

52%

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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