Penn State Altoona (Altoona, PA) – Best Values in Colleges
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Overall Ranking: Not ranked
Public Colleges Ranking: 0 (out of state)
Public Colleges Ranking: 9999 (in state)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Freshmen who submitted SAT 84%
Freshmen who submitted ACT 11%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+2%
600-69922%
600+23%

SAT Math Score

700+7%
600-69917%
600+25%

ACT Score

30-365%
24-2941%
24+46%

Students applied5,430
Students admitted5,009
Admission rate92%

Students per faculty15

4-year graduation rate44%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$14,214
Fees$984
Room and board$11,570
Estimated book expense$1,840
Total cost$28,608

Cost after need-based aid$23,129
Cost after non-need-based aid$25,309

Average debt at graduation$41,629

Out of State

Tuition$23,466
Fees$984
Room and board$11,570
Estimated book expense$1,840
Total cost$37,860

Cost after need-based aid$32,381
Cost after non-need-based aid$34,561

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$50,100

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met63%
Average need-based aid$5,479
Average non-need-based aid$3,299

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment3,482

Full-Time

Men1,856
Women1,518

Part-Time

Men59
Women49

Freshmen retained82%


# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.
† - Percentage of all undergraduates without need who received non-need-based aid.
‡ - Number of students who received non-need-based aid is less than 0.5%.
§ - For non-Mormons; $14,096 for Mormons.
* - All admitted students received a four-year tuition scholarship of $39,400 for the 2018-19 academic year.
& - Includes fees, room and board and estimated book expense.
NA - Not available.
NR – Not ranked.

SOURCES - Peterson's Databases (© 2019 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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