50-50 Profile: Penn State Altoona

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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona -Public
Altoona, Pennsylvania
3,903 (all undergraduates)
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2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

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2014-15 Accepted: 88%
4 Year Graduation Rate: 46%
5 Year Graduation Rate: 62%
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FINANCES
Total Expenses In-State: $32,164
Total Expenses Out-of-State: $39,898
Average Net Price 13-14: $21,065
Freshman Non-Federal Loans: 14%
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75th PERCENTILE TEST SCORES
SAT Critical Reading: 540
SAT Math: 560
ACT: 24
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COMMON DATA SET
Percent Freshman not in top quarter of class: 76%
Percent Freshman with GPA <3.50: 85%
Percent of Freshman Need Met: 56%
Percent of Non-Need Freshman Receiving Awards: 9.9%
Average Freshman Non-Need Award: $3,526

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 College
Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence
Sheetz Fellows Program
Undergraduate Research
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Leadership for Life

Altoona Honors College (special study abroad benefits, field trips, priority registration),
Schreyer Honors College,
Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence,
Sheetz Fellows Program,
Undergraduate Research,
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Leadership for Life

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