Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona

Altoona, PA
University Website: www.aa.psu.edu/
Apply Online: admissions.psu.edu/apply/

Fast Facts

  • Public, Four or more years
  • students
  • $19,548.00 avg tuition

3000 Ivyside Pk
Altoona, PA 16601-3777
(814) 949-5000

Apply online Admissions:
admissions.psu.edu/
Financial Aid:
www.psu.edu/studentaid/

Areas of Study:

  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies And Engineering Related Fields
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Psychology
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona

Statistics:
Applied 5,739
Admitted 4,435 77%
Enrolled total 1,441
Full Time: 1,435
Part Time 6
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT EBRW 440 530
SAT Math 460 570
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 440 530
ACT Composite 20 24
ACT English 19 24
ACT Math 19 24
ACT Writing 7 8
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 86%
4-year graduation rate 43%
6-year graduation rate 68%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $12,776.00 $12,776.00 $19,548.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $860.00 $860.00 $860.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $532.00 $532.00 $815.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $17,172.00 $17,172.00 $23,332.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $860.00 $860.00 $860.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $716.00 $716.00 $972.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $9,432.00 $9,432.00 $3,906.00
Other Expenses $4,050.00 $4,050.00 $3,906.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $50.00
Graduate Application Fee $65.00
Books and Supplies $1,536.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 82%
Percent receiving grant aid 51%
Avg amount of grant aid $6,766.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 72%
Avg amount of student loan aid $7,396.00

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Business/Commerce, General X X
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Speech Communication and Rhetoric X
EDUCATION
Elementary Education and Teaching X
ENGINEERING
Electrical and Electronics Engineering X
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS
Biomedical Technology/Technician X
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician X
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician X
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
English Language and Literature, General X
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES
Human Development and Family Studies, General X
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse X X
HISTORY
History, General X
HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies X X
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies X X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Mathematics, General X
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Biological and Physical Sciences X
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
Environmental Studies X
PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology, General X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Visual and Performing Arts, General X
Visual and Performing Arts, Other X

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
NRF Next Generation Scholarship Up to $25,000 October 14, 2016
FIRST Scholarship - Penn State $2,500 February 28, 2017
FIRST Scholarship - US Navy ROTC 100% of tuition October 01, 2016

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