Pennsylvania State University - Altoona Overview
Pennsylvania State University - Altoona is a public institution located in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Altoona is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.
What Is Pennsylvania State University - Altoona Known For?
- The 5% student loan default rate at Penn State Altoona is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
- The highest award offered at Penn State Altoona is the bachelor's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 69% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, Penn State Altoona bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $50,100 a year. That's about 23% more than their peers at other schools.
Pennsylvania State University - Altoona Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Penn State Altoona has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Penn State Altoona.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Penn State Altoona has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Pennsylvania State University - Altoona?
Contact details for Penn State Altoona are given below.
|Address:||3000 Ivyside Park, Altoona, PA 16601-3777|
How Do I Get Into Penn State Altoona?
You can apply to Penn State Altoona online at: admissions.psu.edu/apply/
Admission Requirements for Penn State Altoona
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Penn State Altoona?
Approximately 50% of accepted students are men and 50% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 91%, and the acceptance rate for women is 93%.
Average Test Scores
About 84% of students accepted to Penn State Altoona submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 590. Math scores were between 500 and 590.
Can I Afford Pennsylvania State University - Altoona?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Penn State Altoona, approximately 65% of students took out student loans averaging $9,127 a year. That adds up to $36,508 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Penn State Altoona is 4.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Pennsylvania State University - Altoona Undergraduate Student Diversity
Of the 3,125 full-time undergraduates at Penn State Altoona, 55% are male and 45% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Pennsylvania State University - Altoona students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||172|
|Hispanic or Latino||154|
Pennsylvania students aren't the only ones who study at Pennsylvania State University - Altoona. At this time, 20 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 147 countries are represented at Penn State Altoona. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.
Online Learning at Pennsylvania State University - Altoona
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Penn State Altoona has changed over the last few years.
Online Growth Rankings of Penn State Altoona
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Pennsylvania State University - Altoona was -25.8%. This is the #2,701 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Penn State Altoona regardless of major.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Pennsylvania State University - Altoona Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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