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 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona - Altoona, PA

3000 Ivyside Pk, Altoona, Pennsylvania 16601-3777

General information:(814)949-5000
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Associate's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Campus setting:City: Small
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:4,105(4,103 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:19 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
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Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Diverse Fields
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $12,750 $13,250 $13,636 -3%
Out-of-state $19,078 $19,828 $20,408 -3%
Books and supplies $1,360 $1,456 $1,536 -5%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $8,820 $9,054 $9,432 -4%
Other $3,924 $3,924 $4,050 -3%
Off Campus
Room and board $10,242 $10,548 $9,432 11%
Other $6,444 $6,444 $4,050 37%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,582 $3,582 $3,906 -8%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $26,854 $27,684 $28,654 -4%
Off Campus $30,796 $31,698 $28,654 11%
Off Campus with Family $17,692 $18,288 $19,078 -5%
Out-of-state
On Campus $33,182 $34,262 $35,426 -3%
Off Campus $37,124 $38,276 $35,426 9%
Off Campus with Family $24,020 $24,866 $25,850 -4%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $12,776
In-state fees $860
Out-of-state tuition $19,548
Out-of-state fees $860
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan X
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $17,172
In-state fee $860
Out-of-state tuition $23,332
Out-of-state fees $860
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,175 82% --
Grant or scholarship aid 734 51% $4,966,233 $6,766
Federal grants 480 33% $2,297,943 $4,787
Pell grants 472 33% $1,771,884 $3,754
Other federal grants 408 28% $526,059 $1,289
State/local government grant or scholarships 471 33% $1,233,450 $2,619
Institutional grants or scholarships 351 24% $1,434,840 $4,088
Student loan aid 1,027 72% $7,595,832 $7,396
Federal student loans 1,019 71% $5,733,769 $5,627
Other student loans 148 10% $1,862,063 $12,582
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 3,390 82% $15,685,360 $4,627
Pell grants 1,457 35% $5,600,239 $3,844
Federal student loans 2,935 71% $19,623,608 $6,686

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $18,878 $19,215 $20,457
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $16,647 $16,794 $18,340
$30,001 - $48,000 $17,212 $18,505 $19,681
$48,001 - $75,000 $21,639 $22,004 $22,490
$75,001 - $110,000 $24,068 $25,104 $25,750
$110,001 and more $24,641 $26,406 $26,993

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

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Fall 2011
Total enrollment 4,105
Undergraduate enrollment 4,103
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 70
Graduate enrollment 2
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$50

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$65

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 5,739 2,942 2,797
Percent admitted 77% 77% 78%
Percent admitted who enrolled 77% 27% 23%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 1310 91%
ACT 72 5%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 440 530
SAT Math 460 570
SAT Writing 440 530
ACT Composite 20 24
ACT English 19 24
ACT Math 19 24
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 93 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division III (without football)MenWomen
Baseball 29-
Basketball 1511
Bowling -5
Golf 8-
Soccer 2424
Softball -16
Swimming 1010
Tennis 1213
Track and Field, X-Country 89
Volleyball -13

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

No Records Found

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

No Records Found

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations30 16
Liquor law violations623767
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 2015
Liquor law violations 461643
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 040
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 153
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 201
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 040
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 153
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 101
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

• This institution is not found on the current Federal loan default rates database.

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page.

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Associate's degree Award of less than 1 academic year
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General6--
Category total6--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business/Commerce, General5814-
Category total5814-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Speech Communication and Rhetoric27--
Category total27--
Education Colleges
Elementary Education and Teaching27--
Category total27--
Engineering Colleges
Electrical and Electronics Engineering30--
Category total30--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Biomedical Technology/Technician-1-
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician-2-
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician-1-
Category total-4-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General10--
Category total10--
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Human Development and Family Studies, General26--
Category total26--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse2852-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling--1
Category total28521
History Colleges
History, General12--
Category total12--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies459-
Category total459-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies710-
Category total710-
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General2--
Category total2--
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences6--
Category total6--
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Studies17--
Category total17--
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General20--
Category total20--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Visual and Performing Arts, General6--
Visual and Performing Arts, Other2--
Category total8--
Grand total329891