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Pennsylvania State University – Penn State Altoona

3000 Ivyside Park, Altoona, PA

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Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Altoona is a public institution located in Altoona, PA and provides a large number of degree programs for students. Approximately four thousand students are enrolled per year at Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Altoona.

Students can choose from a few areas of study, including:

  • Commerce
  • Nursing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Electrical Engineering

Students applying for admission are most often asked to submit an application, transcripts, records, standardized test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by the admissions committee. Students may provide either the SAT or ACT scores to be considered for admissions at this school. A score in a range of 1340 to 1630 on the SAT, or 20 to 24 for the ACT is usually submitted among accepted students. This school accepts about 80% of students applying annually. Of those students accepted, around 32% of students attended the school. More information regarding admissions can be found at admissions.psu.edu.

The tuition at Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Altoona varies based on the state of residence of the student. In-state residents pay around $15,000 per year and out-of-state residents are charged $22,000 per year. The price of on-campus housing is around $5,200 for the year. Some students at this school may qualify for financial aid, which is generally offered in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

Athletic programs are available at Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Altoona through the NCAA, allowing students to compete in intercollegiate sports. Athletic programs that are available include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Golf (NCAA Division III)
  • Soccer (NCAA Division III)

For a complete list of areas of study, programs, enrollment information, financial aid details, and more, please visit the school's website at http://www.aa.psu.edu/.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the candidates Pennsylvania State University – Penn State Altoona accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Pennsylvania State University – Penn State Altoona has a total student population of about 3,800, where graduate students make up roughly 36% of the student body.

$22,300

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $22,300. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $50 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range estimates:
    • In-State: $14,000-$16,000
    • Out-of-State: $21,000-$25,670
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $570-$680 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $890-$1,100 per credit unit
  • May offer prepaid tuition rates, allowing tuition to be purchased at current rates for future enrollment.

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid82%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships60%$6,894
Receiving Student Loans66%$8,845
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Pennsylvania State University – Penn State Altoona may provide services to students like:

  • Distance learning
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Pennsylvania State University – Penn State Altoona is around 69%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years43%
Graduating in 5 Years17%
Graduating in 6 Years4%

Intercollegiate Athletics

Pennsylvania State University – Penn State Altoona is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division III (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference)
  • Basketball (Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
  • Bowling
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Pennsylvania State University – Penn State Altoona by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Psychology

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
89.39%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
82%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
16:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
20

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$5,805