50-50 Profile: Penn State Altoona

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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona -Public

Altoona, Pennsylvania
3,482 (all undergraduates)
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2017-18 Accepted: 92%
4 Year Graduation Rate: 45%
5 Year Graduation Rate: 65%
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What you need to know on how to pay for college at Penn State Altoona

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Scholarships
Total Expenses In-State: $33,098
Total Expenses Out-of-State: $41,600
Average Net Price 16-17: $21,469
Freshman Non-Federal Loans: 16%
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75th PERCENTILE TEST SCORES

SAT EBRW: 590
SAT Math: 590
ACT: 26
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Common Data Set

Percent Freshman not in top quarter of class: 73%
Percent Freshman with GPA <3.50: 81%
Percent of Freshman Need Met: 65%
Percent of Non-Need Freshman Receiving Awards: 24.6%
Average Freshman Non-Need Award: $3,654

Class Schedule: Yes
Shows Class Capacity: Yes
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Athletics

NCAA D3, Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference

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Reasons to consider Penn State Altoona:

Altoona Honors College (special study abroad benefits, field trips, priority registration)
Schreyer Honors Scholars
Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence
Sheetz Fellows Program
Undergraduate Research
Enactus
Center for Community-based Studies
Seminar Forest
Rail Transportation Engineering
Accelerated Bachelor of Science Nursing Program (ABS)

Altoona Honors College (special study abroad benefits, field trips, priority registration),
Schreyer Honors Scholars,
Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence,
Sheetz Fellows Program,
Undergraduate Research,
Enactus,
Center for Community-based Studies,
Seminar Forest,
Rail Transportation Engineering,
Accelerated Bachelor of Science Nursing Program (ABS)

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