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Penn State Altoona

Altoona, Pennsylvania

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Overview

Student Population
3,244
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Location Altoona, Pennsylvania
Online psu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Small City
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Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad

Located in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Penn State Altoona is a mid-size four year public college offering undergraduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 4,486 prospective students applied, and 4,077 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,141 enrolled in the school.  3,125 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 119 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $14,214 plus fees of $984. Penn State Altoona is ranked 737 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Admission Standards
Moderate
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SAT 1000/1180
ACT 20/25
GPA 3.04
Applications Accepted
90.9% 
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

Pennsylvania Resident Tuition
$14,214
In State Costs for Penn State Altoona
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,840
Other Fees$984
Room and Board $11,570
Budget for Other Expenses$4,788
Total One Year Cost$33,396
Out of State Resident Tuition
$23,466
Out of State Costs for Penn State Altoona
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,840
Other Fees$984
Room and Board $11,570
Budget for Other Expenses$4,788
Total One Year Cost$42,648

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$55,300 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
65% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Penn State Altoona students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 19%
Business 17%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 13%
Engineering 7%
Education 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=214689 IPEDS survey data for Penn State Altoona.