Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Altoona: Ranking & Review

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Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Altoona Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate92%91%93%
Applicants5,4302,7312,699
Admissions5,0092,4942,515
Enrolled undergraduates1,274702572
Enrolled total (including graduate students)3,4821,9151,567

423 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

3 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores1,074
Percent of students submitting SAT scores84%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
545
Math
545

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores141
Percent of students submitting ACT scores11%
ACT Composite
23
ACT English
22
ACT Math
24

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $65. Application fee for graduates - $65.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Altoona Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus$33,098$41,600
Off-campus$33,098$41,600
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $11,280 and other expenses per full academic year.

Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Altoona provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 901 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$14,214$22,716
Fees for full-time undergraduates$976$976
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$592$947
Tuition for Full-time graduates$20,574$27,110
Fees for full-time graduates$976$976
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$857$1,130

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sTotal
Engineering155974
Health Professions and Related Programs64652
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services44751
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service23638
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services111728
Psychology2222
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences41418
Education1515
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1313
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1313
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities5510
Natural Resources and Conservation1010
English Language and Literature & Letters77
History66
Visual and Performing Arts66
Social Sciences55
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies11
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields
Mathematics and Statistics
Grand Total47322369

A total of 369 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Altoona.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate64%62%67%
  • Full-time retention rate - 82%
  • Part-time retention rate - 36%

General info

Alternative namesPenn State
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff474
Instructional FTE231
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields

Location and Contacts

Official Websitealtoona.psu.edu
Address3000 Ivyside Park
Altoona, Pennsylvania, 16601-3777
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Small
City population46,000
Phone8149495000