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grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade C+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

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Penn State Altoona is an above-average public college located in Altoona, Pennsylvania. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,125 undergraduate students. The Penn State Altoona acceptance rate is 91%. Popular majors include Business, Electrical Engineering Technician, and Nursing. Graduating 64% of students, Penn State Altoona alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,100.

About

3000 Ivyside Park
Altoona, PA 16601
Branch of
Penn State
About Penn State Altoona...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference

Penn State Altoona Rankings

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PSU Altoona Admissions

Acceptance Rate
91%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1000-1180
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$21,947 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,821 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
81%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 50 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 62 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 62 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    3%
  • On Campus
    97%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,125 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
119
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 44 responses
  • Eager to succeed and make a name of their own
    57%
  • Basic
    14%
  • It all depends on every persons action.
    9%
  • Studious
    9%
  • Unique
    7%
  • Outgoing
    2%
  • Rude, Ratchet, nasty
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
42%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 78 responses
Poll
43%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 93 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 45 responses
  • Good grades and good times
    24%
  • Its what you make it
    18%
  • WeAre
    16%
  • All for one and one for all
    13%
  • Opportunistic
    9%
  • Family
    7%
  • Service before self
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 41 responses

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