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Pennsylvania State University Penn State Altoona

Pennsylvania State University Penn State Altoona

Pennsylvania State University, also nicknamed as Penn State, is a state-supported, land-grant, space-grant, and public research university located in University Park, Pennsylvania, United States. It was founded in 1939. The university offers more than 15 baccalaureate degrees, over 5 associate degrees, and over 15 minors in various subjects. Penn State in organized into the following academic colleges:

  • College of Arts and Architecture
  • College of Business, Smeal
  • College of Communication
  • College of Earth & Mineral Sciences
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Engineering Environmental Institute
  • College of Health and Human Development
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Technology, Pennsylvania
  • College of the Liberal Arts

Penn State's athletic teams compete in the NCAA Division I and Big Ten Conference. The sports teams are nicknamed the Nittany Lions.

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Contacting Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona
3000 Ivyside Pk
Altoona , PA 16601-3777
General Phone: (814) 949-5000
http://www.aa.psu.edu/

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management65business
Therapy and Counseling60psychology, substance abuse counseling
Security and Law Enforcement52criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and safety
Education and Teaching52elementary school teaching
Engineering48engineering, electrical engineering
Nursing and Emergency Medicine40registered nursing
Liberal Arts27English, liberal arts and sciences, history
Media23communication studies
Engineering Technician23electronics tech, mechanical engineering tech
Family and Social Work23family studies
Conservation and Resource Management13environmental studies
Science10biology, biological and physical sciences
Art Studies8visual and performing arts
Mathematics2mathematics
Computer Science and Engineering1computer security

Number of programs and degrees for Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Awarded
Number of
Programs
Bachelor's degree29915
Award of less than 1 academic year544
Associate's degree947

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona Student Body

In 2007-2008, Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona had a total enrollment of 4,034 students (4,129 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 53%
Women 47%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%
Graduate 0%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 88%
Black 7%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 62%
20-21 18%
22-24 8%
25-29 4%
30-34 2%
35-39 1%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 88 %
Part-Time 67 %

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona Room and Board (2007)

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona offers campus housing for 901 of its 4,129 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Altoona, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona Admissions and Selectivity

Acceptances:

GroupApplicantsAcceptedPercent
Accepted
EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled
Total5,9304,12270%1,49436%
Men3,0392,04667%79339%
Women2,8912,07672%70134%

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal450550
SAT Math460570
ACT Verbal1923
ACT Math1824
ACT Composite1923

Application Requirements:

ItemRequirement
GPArequired
Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT91%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT7%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 12,182
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 18,270
Room and board $ 8,262
Room charge $ 4,110
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,160
Books and supplies $ 1,264
Other expenses $ 3,510

Financial Aid:
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 332903)

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona Faculty

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Tenured4216
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2818
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2734

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year1*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*1*
Instructorcalendar year0*4$56,388
All faculty totalcalendar year2*6$54,320

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year7$94,2083$94,356
Associate professoracademic year34$74,39914$70,879
Assistant professoracademic year33$56,34116$59,337
Instructoracademic year21$46,45328$46,162
Lectureracademic year0*1*
All faculty totalacademic year95$63,40862$57,537

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

SportConference
Basketball Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference
Baseball Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference
Track Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Systems Security

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching

Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Human Development and Family Studies, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Media
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Science
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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What Sets Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona Apart:

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Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 8%Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
% of degrees in security and law enforcement
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Top 10%Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona % of degrees in security and law enforcement
% of degrees in conservation and resource management
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Top 14%Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona % of degrees in conservation and resource management
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Top 18%Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona Number of students
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Top 19%Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona Salaries of full-time faculty
% of degrees in engineering
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Top 19%Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona % of degrees in engineering
Male % of student body
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Top 19%Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona Male % of student body

Notable:
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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