Penn State Altoona

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office
201 Shields Building
University Park, PA 16802-1294
(814) 949-5466
(800) 848-9843
Fax: (814) 949-5564

Contact: Richard Shaffer
Director of Admissions
Main Address
3000 Ivyside Park
Altoona, PA 16601-3760
(814) 949-5000

www.aa.psu.edu

Size
Total undergrads: 4,013
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,476
Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,870

Setting
Suburban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 75%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 87%


College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agribusiness Operations B
Agricultural Business A
Agricultural Education Services B
Agricultural Mechanization B
Agriculture – General B
Agronomy/Crop Science B
Animal Sciences B
Food Science B
Horticulture Science B
Landscaping B
Soil Science and Agronomy B
Turf Management B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African-American Studies B
East Asian Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Acting B
Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Arts – General B
Design and applied arts B
Film Studies B
Graphic Design B
Music – General B
Theater Design/Stagecraft B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Bacteriology B
Biochemistry B
Biology B
Biomedical Sciences B
Pathology – Human/Animal B
Toxicology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Actuarial Science B
Business – General A,B,C
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
Hospitality Administration/Management B
Labor/Personnel Relations B,C
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Organizational Behavior Studies B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B,C
Information Sciences/Systems A,B

Education

Adult/Continuing Teacher Education B
Art Teacher Education B
Educational Evaluation/Research B
Elementary Education B
Foreign Language Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Special Education B

Engineering

Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering B
Architectural Engineering B
Biomedical Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Engineering Science B
Environmental Engineering B
Industrial Engineering B
Materials Science B
Mechanical Engineering B
Mining/Mineral Engineering B
Nuclear Engineering B
Petroleum B

Engineering Technologies

Biomedical Engineering Technology A
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,B
Mechanical Engineering Technology A
Metallurgical Technology A

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Human Development/Family Studies A,B
Human Nutrition B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
Comparative Literature B
French B
German B
Italian B
Japanese B
Russian B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Communication Disorders B
Health System Administration B
Nursing (RN) A,B
Premedicine B
Rehabilitation and therapeutic studies B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B
Statistics B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences A,B
Medieval/Renaissance Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B
Forest Sciences/Biology B
Forest Technology B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B

Philosophy & Religion

Jewish/Judaic Studies B
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Astronomy B
Atmospheric Sciences B
Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B,C

Science Technologies

Biology Technician B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies A,B,C
Forensic Technologies B
Law Enforcement Administration B
Security and protective services B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Archaeology B
Development Economics B
Economics B
Geography B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(814) 949-5000
Website:altoona.psu.edu/
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:admissions.psu.edu/apply/
Address:3000 Ivyside Park, Altoona, PA 16601-3777
Setting:Not available
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:3,491
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):71%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:15 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:3,177 (91% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$14,828
Out-of-state Tuition:$22,834
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:83%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$7,426

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services212
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services21
Education2
Engineering12
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields2
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences11
Health Professions and Related Programs211
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service112
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies11
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Psychology1
Social Sciences1
Visual and Performing Arts2
Grand total8823

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services11
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Psychology1
Social Sciences1
Grand total36

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$14,828
Out-of-state$22,834
Books and supplies$1,840

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$20,772
Out-of-state$27,064

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,14283%
Grant or scholarship aid78157%$7,426
Student loan aid95770%$8,809

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid3,14182%$5,598
Federal student loans2,54466%$6,486

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants5,1202,4992,621
Percent admitted100%89%90%
Percent admitted who enrolled23%26%22%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment3,491
Undergraduate enrollment3,491
Graduate enrollment0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona Accreditation

This institution is accredited by

Specialized institution accreditations:

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