91%

Acceptance Rate

$7,821

Avg.Financial Aid

003329

FAFSA Code

About Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

3,244

Website

altoona.psu.edu/

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

MSCHE

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

#N/A

Location & Contact

Address

3000 Ivyside Park

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 8149495000
Fax:
Request Info

Rankings

The rankings provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere, as long as US universities are concerned. Usually, the rankings of colleges/universities by Forbes and US News are considered trustworthy by applicants and experts. However, Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona doesn't feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest rankings of these two publications. Generally, the ranking of a university is a great way to gauge its performance on several factors like research excellence, the performance of its students after graduation, student experience, and academic success.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

Rolling Admissions

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

91%

SAT Range

1000 - 1180

ACT Range

20 - 25

Application Fee

$65

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

Admission to the university is fairly easy and the students are recommeded to make the most out of it. Candidates are required to fill the form and submit a fee of $65, as part of the admission process at PSUPSA. As a general rule, securing a good score in a standardised test like SAT or ACT improves an applicant’s chances of securing admission. However, at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona, the average SAT or ACT scores of students securing admission is not available. The candidates can apply for the courses online. However, in case they need information or want to feel the vibes, they visit the school's office at 3000 Ivyside Park, Altoona, Pennsylvania 16601-3777. They can also call them at (814) 949-5000.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$21,947

Average Annual Cost

$14,214

Books And Supplies

$1,840

Other Fees

$984

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$11,570

Budget For Other Expenses

$4,788

Total One Year Cost

$33,396

The next two things to keep in mind before applying to PSUPSA are the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $38,573 per year. For students seeking financial assistance, the university offers a number of options.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Bachelor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

14:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

81%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

56%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

N/A

Faculty Overview

53%

Male Professors

47%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

55 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

52 Graduates

Business/Commerce, General

49 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

38 Graduates

Computer/Information Technology Adm...

28 Graduates

Psychology, General

22 Graduates

Human Development, Family Studies,...

18 Graduates

Engineering, General

15 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

15 Graduates

Biology, General

13 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

13 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

10 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

10 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

7 Graduates

History

6 Graduates

Political Science and Government

5 Graduates

Visual and Performing Arts, General

5 Graduates

Civil Engineering

4 Graduates

Human Resources Management and Serv...

2 Graduates

Biological and Physical Sciences

1 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

3,244

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

30%

Full-time

96%

Part-time

4%

Students Gender

Male

55%

US National: 44%

Female

45%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

75% White

1% Unknown

6% Black

5% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

7% Non Resident alien

3% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

16%

Out Of State

77%

In State

7%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$63,382 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

27%

Averege Housing Cost

$6,370/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $5,200/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$5,200/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Lions

School Colors

navy blue and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

111

Total Female Athletes

84

Intramural Sports

14

Sports Club

18

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Golf

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Volleyball

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Bowling

Golf

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by PSUPSA. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $11,884 per year for living on campus.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$40,100/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$50,100/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$17,500

$27,283

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$182 - 283

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

59%

Average Aid Per Year

$7,821

Students Receiving Federal Grants

30%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,958

Students Receiving State Aid

29%

Average Aid Per Year

$3,296

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

49%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,550

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$11,841

$30K - $48K

$11,176

$48K - $75K

$7,767

$75K - $110K

$2,836

> $110K

$1,558

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$13,587,324

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$1,290,933

The financial aid department of Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. The need-based scholarships awarded to students admitted to Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona amount to $13,587,324 per annum. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants awarded in a year total $1,290,933.

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