Tuition & Fees

$15,190

$23,692

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
22%
500-599
52%
400-499
23%
300-399
1%
700-800
8%
600-699
17%
500-599
51%
400-499
22%
300-399
2%
30-36
6%
24-29
29%
18-23
53%
12-17
11%
6-11
1%
30-36
25%
24-29
32%
18-23
35%
12-17
8%
30-36
5%
24-29
41%
18-23
50%
12-17
4%
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undergraduateRatios

55%

male

45%

female

1

teacher

15

students

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Not Selective

92%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,009
Declined + 421
Total Received 5,430
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Public

3,482

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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Codes

SAT 2660
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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 3,482
Established in 1939
Coeducational Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

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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

Campus Life

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

Top 1/10
7%
Top 1/4
27%
Top 1/2
67%
Bottom 1/2
33%
Bottom 1/4
9%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
22%
500-599
52%
400-499
23%
300-399
1%
700-800
8%
600-699
17%
500-599
51%
400-499
22%
300-399
2%
30-36
6%
24-29
29%
18-23
53%
12-17
11%
6-11
1%
30-36
25%
24-29
32%
18-23
35%
12-17
8%
30-36
5%
24-29
41%
18-23
50%
12-17
4%

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 Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

92%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,009
Declined + 421
Total Received 5,430

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

Financial Aid

63%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$9,995

Average financial aid

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 - $9,995
Total with Avg. Aid $18,315

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $5,207,169
State $3,225,748
Institutional $3,682,835
Other external $604,827
Total $12,720,579

Non-need-based

Federal
State $26,013
Institutional $745,886
Other external $125,183
Total $897,082
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 814 949-5055
F: 814 949-5536
dpp1@psu.edu

Financial Aid Officer

David Pearlman
Director of Student Aid
dpp1@psu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
bowling
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

Equestrian Sports, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Ultimate Frisbee, Wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

Cheerleading, Equestrian Sports, Lacrosse, Ultimate Frisbee

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Airsoft, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Buti Yoga, Dance, Hip Hop Dance, Outdoor Adventure Sports, Running, Skiing, Snowboarding Spinning, Swimming, Yoga, Zumba

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Athletic Directors

Brent Baird (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division III), Pennsylvania State University Athletic Conference
Mascot
Lions
School colors
navy blue and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Advertising/Public Relations
Aerospace Engineering
African/African-American Studies
Agribusiness Management
Agricultural Science
Agricultural/Extension Education
Animal Science
Archaeological Science
Architectural Engineering
Art Education
Art History
Art/Architecture
Arts Administration
Asian Studies
Astronomy/Astrophysics
Athletic Training
Atmospheric Science/Meteorology
Biobehavioral Health
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biological Anthropology
Biological Engineering
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering Technology
Biorenewable Systems
Biotechnology
Business Administration
Business Economics
Business/Liberal Arts/Sciences
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chinese
Civil Engineering
Classics/Ancient Mediterranean Studies
College Education
Communication Arts/Sciences
Communication Science/Disorders
Communication/Media Studies
Community/Environment/Development
Comparative Literature
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Corporate Communication
Corporate Innovation/Entrepreneurship
Crime/Law/Justice
Criminal Justice
Data Science
Digital Media/Arts/Technology
Earth Science/Policy
Earth Sciences
Earth/Mineral Sciences
Economics
Education
Education/Public Policy
Electrical Engineering
Electrical/Computer Engineering Technology
Elementary/Early Childhood Education
Elementary/Kindergarten Education
Energy Engineering
Engineering
Engineering Science
English
Environmental Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Environmental Systems Engineering
Film/Video
Finance
Food Science
Forensic Science
Forest Science
French/Francophone Studies
Geography
Geosciences
German
Global/International Studies
Graphic Design
Health Policy/Administration
History
Hospitality Management
Human Development/Family Studies
Immunology/Infectious Disease
Industrial Engineering
Information Sciences/Technology
Integrative Arts
Italian
Japanese
Jewish Studies
Journalism
Kinesiology
Labor Studies/Employment Relations
Landscape Contracting
Latin American Studies
Letters/Arts/Sciences
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Materials Engineering Technology
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematical Sciences
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Medieval Studies
Microbiology
Mining Engineering
Music
Music Engineering Technology
Nuclear Engineering
Nursing
Nursing/R.N. to B.S.N.
Nutritional Sciences
Organizational Leadership
Petroleum/Natural Gas Engineering
Philosophy
Physics
Plant Sciences
Political Science
Pre-Medicine
Project/Supply Chain Management
Psychology
Rail Transportation Engineering
Recreation
Recreation/Park/Tourism Administration
Rehabilitation/Human Services
Risk Management
Russian
Science
Secondary Education
Security/Risk Analysis
Social Data Analytics
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Statistics
Telecommunications
Theatre
Toxicology
Turfgrass Science
Veterinary/Biomedical Sciences
Wildlife/Fisheries Science
Women's Studies
Workforce Education/Development
World Languages/Education
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Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

3,482

total students

84%

in-state

16%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

3,482
students

Female
45%
1,567

Male
55%
1,915

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

3,374
students

Female
45%
1,518

Male
55%
1,856

4%

108
students

Female
46%
49

Male
54%
59

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Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
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

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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