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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

4,147 students

77% admitted

  • 3,888 full time
  • 259 part time
  • 2,107 men full time
  • 1,781 women full time
  • 5,739 applied
  • 4,435 admitted
  • 1,441 enrolled

4,000 Undergraduates

$13,018 tuition/year

  • 19 Graduates
  • 128 Non-Degree
  • $13,018 in state
  • $882 fees
  • $9,702 room & board
  • $1,568 books
  • (Based on stats from 2012/2013)

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Mid East Small city
Highest Degree Offered: Bachelor's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Colors: Navy and white
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Sara from Latrobe, PA
  • 0
  • I have just finished my freshman year at PSU Altoona. It was great! I made many new friends, learned to adjust to life on my own and enjoyed it very…

  • May-21-2012 Read More
  • Meghan from Bethel Park, PA
  • 0
  • penn state altoona offers a wide variety of classes and majors, as well as some of the best professors available. the campus is very scenic; it has it's own duck…

  • Jan-22-2012 Read More
  • Amanda from PA
  • 0
  • this school is perfect for students who want to go to a big name school but aren't ready for the big campus. penn state altoona is a gorgeous campus all…

  • Jan-30-2012 Read More
  • Jasmine from Washington, DC
  • 0
  • this campus is small and cozy if you're not really ready for the transition into college from high school. there isn't any kind of violence here. also the towns people…

  • Feb-13-2012 Read More
  • Brittany
  • 0
  • penn state altoona is a smaller campus, seated less than an hour away from university park. the classes are much smaller and you are able to really get to know…

  • Feb-25-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Student from Queens
  • Dec-29-2011 I am a current student here

    I think this place is truly fun! It depends on what you make our of it, at first you think this campus is in the middle of nowhere but when you actually meet people Altoona gets better and better. There is always something to do just make the best out of it and be optimistic.

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  • 4
  • Rachel from Altoona, PA
  • Dec-28-2011 I am a current student here

    The whole campus is beautiful. There's a lot of diversity, but it's also extremely easy to maneuver around.

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  • 3
  • Anonymous
  • Dec-28-2011 I am a current student here

    I really love the campus. The pond is beautiful at night, you always see older people and kids walking their dogs because the campus is basically treated like a park. Everybody loves the accessibility to University Park which is only a short drive away. The only thing that I don't like is that most of the students are pretty much the same.

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