|Degrees offered||Undergrad only|
|Students with disability||4%|
|Student to faculty ratio||15:1|
|Dormitory capacity||901 students|
|Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 5,120 applications and 4,582 students were granted admission. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona is at the #87 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.
Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 10% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 76% submitted SAT scores.
|SAT||900 to 1110|
|ACT||20 to 24|
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $21,874 and in-state students paid $13,868.
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In 2016-2017 academic year, 83% of Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 29% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,171 (which is 5.9% below the national average.)
The total number of federal student loan recipients at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona in 2016-2017, was 939, which is 68% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,623 (which is 6.1% above the national average.)
In Fall 2016, Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona has enrolled a total of 3,491 students (3,353 students full-time and 138 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 3,491 students, 102 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 55% men and 45% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.
The institution also enrolled 2 students for distance studies.
Black/African American: 7%
Non-resident alien: 5%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona.Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
|Study Areas||Percent||Total Graduates||Online|
|Health Professions And Related Programs||22%||299|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||11%||152||45|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services||10%||135||0|
|Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences||6%||77||25|
|Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services||4%||52|
|Biological And Biomedical Sciences||3%||34|
|Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs||2%||30|
Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.
The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.
The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.
The typical median income of Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona graduates 6 years after enrollment is $38,600. Last year, out of the total 22,314 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 20,975 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 22,752 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 20,932 were employed.
|6 years after enrollment||10 years after enrollment|
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