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Penn State Altoona

Altoona, PA

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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

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Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
Agribusiness/agricultural Business Operations Checkmark
Agricultural And Extension Education Services Checkmark
Agricultural Business And Management, Other Checkmark
Agricultural Mechanization, General Checkmark
Agriculture, General Checkmark
Agronomy And Crop Science Checkmark
Animal Sciences, General Checkmark
Food Science Checkmark
Horticultural Science Checkmark
Landscaping And Groundskeeping Checkmark
Soil Science And Agronomy, General Checkmark
Turf And Turfgrass Management Checkmark
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African-american/black Studies Checkmark
East Asian Studies Checkmark
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences, Other Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Medical Microbiology And Bacteriology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Actuarial Science Checkmark
Business/commerce, General Checkmark Checkmark
Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
Hospitality Administration/management, Other Checkmark
Labor And Industrial Relations Checkmark
Management Information Systems, General Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Organizational Behavior Studies Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Advertising Checkmark
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs, Other Checkmark
Journalism Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Computer And Information Systems Security/auditing/information Assurance Checkmark
Information Science/studies Checkmark Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Adult And Continuing Education Administration Checkmark
Art Teacher Education Checkmark
Early Childhood Education And Teaching Checkmark
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, And Research, Other Checkmark
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Foreign Language Teacher Education Checkmark
Secondary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Special Education And Teaching, General Checkmark
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Aerospace, Aeronautical, And Astronautical/space Engineering, General Checkmark
Architectural Engineering Checkmark
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
Chemical Engineering Checkmark
Civil Engineering, General Checkmark
Computer Engineering, General Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Science Checkmark
Engineering, Other Checkmark
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering Checkmark
Industrial Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
Mining And Mineral Engineering Checkmark
Nuclear Engineering Checkmark
Petroleum Engineering Checkmark
Transportation And Highway Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Biomedical Technology/technician Checkmark
Electrical, Electronic, And Communications Engineering Technology/technician Checkmark
Electromechanical/electromechanical Engineering Technology/technician Checkmark
Mechanical/mechanical Engineering Technology/technician Checkmark
Metallurgical Technology/technician Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Human Development And Family Studies, General Checkmark Checkmark
Human Nutrition Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
Comparative Literature Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
German Language And Literature Checkmark
Italian Language And Literature Checkmark
Japanese Language And Literature Checkmark
Russian Language And Literature Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Communication Sciences And Disorders, General Checkmark
Health/health Care Administration/management Checkmark
Pre-medicine/pre-medical Studies Checkmark
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research And Clinical Nursing, Other Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark Checkmark
Rehabilitation And Therapeutic Professions, Other Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Statistics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Biological And Physical Sciences Checkmark Checkmark
Medieval And Renaissance Studies Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Forest Sciences And Biology Checkmark
Forest Technology/technician Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation, Other Checkmark
Natural Resources/conservation, General Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Exercise Science And Kinesiology Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, And Leisure Facilities Management, General Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Jewish/judaic Studies Checkmark
Philosophy Checkmark
Religion/religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Astronomy Checkmark
Atmospheric Sciences And Meteorology, General Checkmark
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geological And Earth Sciences/geosciences, Other Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Materials Science Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Science Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Biology/biotechnology Technology/technician Checkmark
Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration Checkmark
Criminal Justice/safety Studies Checkmark Checkmark
Forensic Science And Technology Checkmark
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services, Other Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Archeology Checkmark
Development Economics And International Development Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Acting Checkmark
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Design And Applied Arts, Other Checkmark
Film/cinema/media Studies Checkmark
Graphic Design Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark
Technical Theatre/theatre Design And Technology Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts, Other Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

7,088
Applied
6,005
Accepted
2,990
Enrolled
85%
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Female Admissions

3,966
Females Applied
3,329
Females Accepted
84%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

3,122
Males Applied
2,676
Males Accepted
86%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

65
Application Fee
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 October 1st
Other early decision plan November 1st December 24th
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 545 490 580
SAT Math 550 490 580
ACT Composite 23 20 24

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

15,086
In-state
25,100
Out-of-state
15,086
In-district
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Fees

498
Full-time student fees
10,592
Room & board
5,640
Room only

Financial Aid

10,736
Avg. Financial Aid Package
10,163
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,017
Avg. Loan Aid
3,866
Avg. Grant Aid
6,498
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
96% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
64.9%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
28%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,990
Total Undergrad students
5%
International Students
20%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.94%
Black or African American 6.69%
White or Caucasian 75.42%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.03%
Asian 3.77%
Two or more races 2.82%
Other 1.11%

Gender

Male (53.58%)
Female (46.42%)

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 24%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

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

279
Total Faculty
13:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 199
Part-time - 80
Male - 139
Female - 140
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