Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona is a public institution and commonwealth campus. It is located in Logan Township, PA. Popular areas of study include electrical and electronics engineering, nursing, and business. Study abroad options are available in places such as Costa Rica, England, and Cuba.
Key Admissions Stats
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This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
(amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
+ amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
+ amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
Books and Supplies
Aid & Grants
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
Average Loan Amount Per Year
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
It is absolutely beautiful. Professors know you on a first name basis. Advisers for your major do an amazing job keeping you in line with classes to complete your degree as early as possible.
Zachary from Altoona, PA
It is the best side campus for the Penn State community. It makes you feel at home and everyone knows who you are. It is also the near University Park for all the Penn State football games.
Karl from Milford, NJ
its a beautiful campus with lots of shade trees to study under. its class size is smaller than average so each student can learn more.and penn state altoona offers my major, secondary education.
Melissa from State College, PA
we are pennstate, these three words are what made me want to join the nittany lion family. the school offers many choices for a major, and is culturally diverse. the campus is clean and safe!
Brittaney from Easton, PA
penn state altoona is perfect for students to start off at who aren't ready for university park yet. it's small, fun, and the programs are great. penn state is one huge family and altoona is a huge part of that family.
Emma from Altoona, PA
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 your professors. this is a great option for those of you who are looking to go to university park at some point but want to raise your gpa first.
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 year long.