Penn State Altoona

801 reviews
  1. Altoona, PA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C
Penn State Altoona is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference
Address
3000 Ivyside Park
Altoona, PA 16601
Branch of
Penn State

Penn State Altoona Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
88%
SAT Range
900-1100
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$21,065/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,106/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,163/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,077/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,854/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,897/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.30 responses
47%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.32 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.32 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,725Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Eager to succeed and make a name of their own
    65%
  • Basic
    18%
  • Studious
    12%
  • Rude, Ratchet, nasty
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
38%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.52 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.64 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • All for one and one for all
    30%
  • Good grades and good times
    20%
  • Family
    10%
  • Great
    10%
  • If you're not an alcoholic good luck with friends
    10%
  • Its what you make it
    10%
  • Service before self
    10%

After Penn State Altoona

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.14 responses

Reviews

801 reviews
  • Excellent
    107
  • Very Good
    248
  • Average
    368
  • Poor
    62
  • Terrible
    16
My school is an institution that cares about its students future. One thing that affects students negatively are scholarships.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
Penn State Altoona is the best college in the world. You still get the Penn State experience with the small campus, tight knit community feel. There are so many chances to get involved, study abroad, see concerts and football games, make friends, and excel academically. The professors are great and really want to see you succeed and there is a wide variety of classes to take. I wouldn't change my college experience here in any way, and I love it here.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
the whole atmosphere is inspiring, social, fun, and together. everyone is into supporting different organizations and there is something for everyone which make you feel at home.
  • College Senior
  • 2 months ago