3,482
Students
Financial aid thermometer
9,995
Avg. Financial Aid
Very Selective
Admission Difficulty
92
92%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

Penn State Altoona is a 4-year institution located in Altoona, PA, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 3000 Ivyside Park
Altoona, PA  16601
United States
Contact Admissions Office
Email: aaadmit@psu.edu
Phone: 814-949-5466
Fax: 814-949-5564

Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Science Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

5,430
Applied
5,009
Accepted
3,482
Enrolled
92%
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Female Admissions

2,699
Females Applied
2,515
Females Accepted
93%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,731
Males Applied
2,494
Males Accepted
91%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

65
Application Fee
3.13
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Required for some programs Interview
Recommended Essay

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 500 590
SAT Math 500 590
ACT Composite 21 26

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

14,214
In-state
22,716
Out-of-state
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Fees

976
Full-time student fees
11,280
Room & board
6,180
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Tuition deferred payment Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

9,995
Avg. Financial Aid Package
9,941
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
3,997
Avg. Loan Aid
3,299
Avg. Grant Aid
5,479
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
97% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
63%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
24%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

3,482
Total undergrad students
7%
International Students
16%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.48%
Black or African American 5.65%
White or Caucasian 74.24%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.09%
Asian 3.16%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.03%
Two or more races 2.72%
Other 1.13%

Gender

Male (55%)
Female (45%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Cooperative housing
Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 27%

Student Activities

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark Checkmark No
Basketball Checkmark Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Checkmark No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Checkmark No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Checkmark No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Checkmark No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Checkmark No
Track And Field Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Checkmark No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Checkmark No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Checkmark No
Softball Checkmark Checkmark No
Swimming And Diving No Checkmark No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Checkmark No
Track And Field Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No

Faculty

288
Total Faculty
15:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 196
Part-time - 92
Male - 150
Female - 138