Tuition & Fees

$15,198

$24,450

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
21%
500-599
53%
400-499
23%
300-399
1%
700-800
5%
600-699
19%
500-599
53%
400-499
21%
300-399
2%
30-36
8%
24-29
30%
18-23
42%
12-17
18%
6-11
2%
30-36
9%
24-29
34%
18-23
40%
12-17
17%
30-36
3%
24-29
42%
18-23
45%
12-17
10%
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undergraduateRatios

55%

male

45%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,077
Declined + 409
Total Received 4,486
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Public

3,244

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 3,244
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: 44,098), 95 miles from Pittsburgh.

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
29%
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
12%
Top 1/4
32%
Top 1/2
70%
Bottom 1/2
30%
Bottom 1/4
6%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
21%
500-599
53%
400-499
23%
300-399
1%
700-800
5%
600-699
19%
500-599
53%
400-499
21%
300-399
2%
30-36
8%
24-29
30%
18-23
42%
12-17
18%
6-11
2%
30-36
9%
24-29
34%
18-23
40%
12-17
17%
30-36
3%
24-29
42%
18-23
45%
12-17
10%

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 yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,077
Declined + 409
Total Received 4,486

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Secondary school record

Considered

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

Not Considered

Class rank
Interview
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

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

Financial Aid

63%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$10,106

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $14,214
Room $6,370
Board $5,200
Additional fees $984
Books & supplies $1,840
Total $28,608
Average Financial Aid - $10,106
Total with Avg. Aid $18,502

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $5,226,083
State $3,141,225
Institutional $4,259,536
Other external $960,480
Total $13,587,324

Non-need-based

Federal
State $24,476
Institutional $848,245
Other external $418,212
Total $1,290,933
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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 Jiujitsu, 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
Actuarial Science
Administration of Justice
Advertising/Public Relations
Aerospace Engineering
African Studies
African-American Studies
African/African-American Studies
Agribusiness Management
Agricultural Science
Agricultural Systems Management
Agricultural/Extension Education
Agroecology
American Studies
Animal Science
Anthropological Sciences
Anthropology
Applied Psychology
Archaeological Science
Architectural Engineering
Art
Art Education
Art History
Arts Administration
Astronomy/Astrophysics
Athletic Training
Biobehavioral Health
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Bioengineering
Biological Anthropology
Biological Engineering
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biorenewable Systems
Biotechnology
Business
Business Administration
Business Economics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Classics/Ancient Mediterranean Studies
Communication Arts/Sciences
Communication Science/Disorders
Communication/Media Studies
Communications
Community/Environment/Development
Comparative Literature
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Corporate Communication
Corporate Innovation/Entrepreneurship
Creative Writing
Crime/Law/Justice
Criminal Justice
Criminology
Data Science
Digital Media/Arts/Technology
Earth Science/Policy
Earth Sciences
East Asian Studies
Economics
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering Technology
Electrical/Computer Engineering Technology
Electromechanical Engineering Technology
Elementary Education
Elementary/Kindergarten Education
Energy Business/Finance
Energy Engineering
Engineering Science
English
Environmental Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Environmental Systems Engineering
Film/Video
Finance
Food Science
Forensic Science
Forest Ecosystem Management
Forest Science
French/Francophone Studies
General Arts/Sciences
Geobiology
Geography
Geosciences
German
Global Studies
Global/International Studies
Graphic Design
Health Policy/Administration
History
Horticulture
Hospitality Management
Hotel/Restaurant/Institutional Management
Human Development/Family Studies
Humanities
Immunology/Infectious Disease
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Health/Safety
Information Sciences/Technology
Information Systems
Integrative Arts
Interdisciplinary Business/English Studies
Interdisciplinary Digital Studio
International Business
International Politics
Italian
Japanese
Jewish Studies
Journalism
Kinesiology
Labor Studies/Employment Relations
Labor/Employment Relations
Landscape Contracting
Latin American Studies
Letters/Arts/Sciences
Liberal Arts
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematical Sciences
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Media Studies
Medieval Studies
Meteorology/Atmospheric Science
Microbiology
Middle Level Education
Mining Engineering
Music
Music Education
Nuclear Engineering
Nursing
Nutritional Sciences
Organizational Leadership
Petroleum/Natural Gas Engineering
Philosophy
Physics
Planetary Science/Astronomy
Plant Sciences
Plastics Engineering Technology
Political Science
Pre-Medicine
Professional Writing
Project/Supply Chain Management
Psychology
Psychology/Social Science
Public Policy
Rail Transportation Engineering
Recreation/Park/Tourism Management
Rehabilitation/Human Services
Religious Studies
Risk Management
Russian
Russian Translation
Science
Secondary Education
Security/Risk Analysis
Social Data Analytics
Sociology
Software Engineering
Spanish
Special Education
Statistics
Structural Design/Construction Engineering Technology
Supply Chain/Information Systems
Telecommunications
Theatre
Toxicology
Turfgrass Science
Veterinary/Biomedical Sciences
Visual Art Studies
Wildlife/Fisheries Science
Women's Studies
Wood Products
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

3,244

total students

85%

in-state

15%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

3,244
students

Female
45%
1,465

Male
55%
1,779

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

3,125
students

Female
46%
1,411

Male
54%
1,714

4%

119
students

Female
46%
54

Male
54%
65

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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
75%
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

53%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
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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