Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona

3000 Ivyside Park, Altoona, PA
4-year
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7 months ago
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Majors offered at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona

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Academics at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona

1000-1180
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
20-25
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
14 to 1
Selectivity
Least Selective (91% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona demographics

75% White
6% Black
5% Hispanic
3% Asian
3% Multiracial
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Common careers for Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Electrical Engineer77k
Programmer Analyst76k
Controls Engineer73k
Process Engineer68k
Manufacturing Engineer63k
Mechanical Designer62k
Engineering Technician60k
Based on 483 student responses
53.1kAvg. Early Career Pay
80.1kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
47%in High-Meaning careers
31%in STEM careers

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Student reviews of Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona

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100% of students

Known for

Beautiful campus
Accessible and helpful professors
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Accessible for students with disabilities
Awesome study spaces and libraries
Megan Brumbaugh
Drawing And Illustration
Painting and Studio Art
Travel And Tourism
Baking + 9 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I like the relatively small aspect of this campus. Easy to get around since everything is pretty closely knit. Very beautiful place with a big pond, wonderful trails, rivers, bridges, and wildlife. It can all be very serene and quiet, which is great for a college campus. The small classroom size results in great teacher-student relationships and close relationships with other students as well. I recommend this campus if you would like a smaller and more quiet college experience.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Budget cuts have been ruining this campus unfortunately due to fewer students being accepted. It is a beautiful campus, but some programs had to make cuts to great professors who didn't deserve it and kept the older professors due to seniority. Hopefully, this problem resolves itself with more admits, so don't let this scare you! There are still great aspects to this college.

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

It's a small campus so the classes are smaller and you are able to establish a good connection with your peers and professors.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The dining hall food is limited and every shopping center is at least 20 minutes away from campus

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

I liked the placement of the Altoona Campus. It is fairly close to University Park.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Some of the teachers aren't the best

Leah Tippett
Babysitting And Childcare
Gardening
Pet Care
Animals + 2 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

What I like about Penn State Altoona is the size! I thrive in a small setting where I don’t just feel like a number. I’ve met some amazing professors and fellow students!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I’m not a big fan of all the classes we must take that do not have to do with our major.

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