Overview

Student Population
3,482
Penn State Altoona overview
Location Altoona, Pennsylvania
Online psu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
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Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Religious Affiliation 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 5,430 prospective students applied, and 5,009 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,274 enrolled in the school.  3,374 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 108 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2017/2018, excluding room and board, is $14,214 plus fees of $984. Penn State Altoona is ranked 679 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2019 U.S. Colleges Ranking.


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Admission Standards
Average 
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SAT 1080/1250
ACT 21/26
GPA 3.04
Applications Accepted
92.2% 
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low

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 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

Outcomes

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

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%

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