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Key Admission Stats
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Level of Institution
Transfer Acceptance Rate
Transfer Students Admitted
SAT Subject Tests
AP Course Credit
|Application Type||Application Deadline||Reply Deadline|
|Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier.||November 1|
|Fall Regular Decision||November 30|
$65Fee waivers available
Admitted Student Stats
Average ACT Composite: 23
Average SAT Composite: 1094
Students Enrolled By GPA
3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99
2.00 - 2.49
Students Enrolled By Class Rank
Students Enrolled By Household Income
$30k - $48k
$48k - $75k
$75k - $110k
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Admissions Telephone: 800-848-9843
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What Students Are Saying
I know its a hard transition to make, but come your spring semester, it'll just feel like home. It's like high school only a little harder. Make friends with whoever you can, but don't get caught up in the party scene; your GPA will fall fast.
Kristen from Altoona, PA
If you were to attend this school, I would definitely live on campus your first year! I live in Spruce Hall, which is a suite, and I love it! It is a great way to meet friends that you can maintain throughout the rest of your college years. Also if you are going to attend, I would just walk around campus the day before your classes to find where everything is! It seems like a big campus at first, but it is actually very easy to get everywhere! Knowing where all your classes are before hand is very helpful!
Rachel from Wellsboro, PA
It's only 45 minutes from University Park- no big deal at all. You can always transfer there your junior year as well like I am. Altoona is really great and the faculty are funny, nice, and super helpful. Be prepared to work: just because it's a smaller campus doesn't mean it's easier! I would suggest getting involved in clubs because you will make a lot of new friends that way :)
Marianna from Johnstown, PA
Study hard and don't slack. Understand that you are spending quite a bit of money to attend classes, so show up. Keep yourself organized. Consider using Google Drive as a way of sharing documents to other students that you may be working within a group.
Zachary from Altoona, PA
It is cheaper then main campus, and is only a 40 minute drive. It has a low student to teacher ratio, which was a plus for me because you get to know your teachers better
Karl from Milford, NJ
small class sizes ,small campus and alot of activities
Melissa from State College, PA
when looking for housing don't go for dorm life, its horrible having a little room, and the food plan is a rip off. living at point has hidden expenses. off campuse house is safe, more privacy, and cheaper.
Brittaney from Easton, PA
form your schedule around times that you know is realistic for yourself. also, work hard and study often. never be afraid to ask a teacher for extra help. they're so supportive and want to see you prosper.
Emma from Altoona, PA
if you enjoy a small campus setting, then you will love penn state altoona. however, if you're looking to go to university park at some point, do penn state's 2 + 2 program and try a branch campus for two years and then transfer to university park for your remaining two years.
i would definitely suggest applying early because on campus housing fills up fast! but there are many off-campus locations that are associated with the campus that are nice and less expensive.
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