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Pennsylvania State University Penn State Mont Alto

Pennsylvania State University Penn State Mont Alto

Penn State Mont Alto is a Commonwealth Campus of the Pennsylvania State University. Originally founded in 1903 as the Pennsylvania State Forest Academy in Mont Alto, in 1929, it merged with the Pennsylvania State College to form the Mont Alto campus. It became a Commonwealth Campus of the university in 1963. The campus of Penn State Mont Alto, situated adjacent to the Michaux State Forest, occupies 93 acres in Mont Alto, Pennsylvania.

Penn State Mont Alto offers associate's degrees in forest technology, nursing, occupational therapy, and information sciences. Students can also enroll for bachelor's degree programs in business, English, letters, arts, and sciences, human development and family studies, and nursing. In addition, the university offers opportunities for students to complete a degree program at any of the other campuses.

The sports teams of Penn State Mont Alto, known as the Nittany Lions, compete in varsity sports like basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball. The athletics department is a member of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association. Students also participate in intramural sports like walleyball, badminton, beach volleyball, and racquetball.

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Contacting Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto
One Campus Dr
Mont Alto , PA 17237-9700
General Phone: (717) 749-6000
http://www.ma.psu.edu/

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

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine43registered nursing
Family and Social Work26family studies
Therapy and Counseling18physical therapist assistant
Business and Management14business, business management
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy13occupational therapist assistant
Liberal Arts11English, liberal arts and sciences
Conservation and Resource Management11forest technology
Computer Science and Engineering3information science

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

Degree LevelTotal
Awarded
Number of
Programs
Associate's degree1028
Bachelor's degree373

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto Student Body

In 2007-2008, Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto had a total enrollment of 1,204 students (1,013 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 48%
Women 52%
Full-Time 97%
Part-Time 3%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 85%
Black 10%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 11%
18-19 48%
20-21 16%
22-24 7%
25-29 6%
30-34 4%
35-39 4%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 77 %
Part-Time 60 %

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto Room and Board (2007)

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto offers campus housing for 438 of its 1,013 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Mont Alto, 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 Mont Alto Admissions and Selectivity

Acceptances:

GroupApplicantsAcceptedPercent
Accepted
EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled
Total92782689%36544%
Men42037990%17747%
Women50744788%18842%

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal440545
SAT Math430560
ACT Verbal1622
ACT Math1724
ACT Composite1823

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 SAT92%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT5%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 11,800
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 17,590
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 Mont Alto participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 332911)

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto Faculty

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

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Tenured108
Non-tenured, but on tenure track51
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1322

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Assistant professorcalendar year1*1*
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*2*

*: 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 year2*0*
Associate professoracademic year6$67,0055$60,628
Assistant professoracademic year7$66,2443$58,395
Instructoracademic year12$52,70121$53,174
All faculty totalacademic year27$61,63429$54,999

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

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Forest Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Human Development and Family Studies, General

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

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

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapist Assistant

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant

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What Sets Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto Apart:

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% of degrees in conservation and resource management
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% of degrees in family and social work
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto % of degrees in family and social work
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
Number of students
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 11%Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto Number of students
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Top 13%Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto Dorm rooms per full-time student
Salaries of full-time faculty
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 16%Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto Salaries of full-time faculty
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 19%Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto % of degrees in therapy and counseling

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)

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