Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona

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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona can be found in Altoona, PA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 4,600 students enrolled each year at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores between 1320 (25th percentile) to 1620 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 19 (25th percentile) to 23 (75th percentile) on the ACT is usually submitted among applicants accepted to this school. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona average GPA ranges from 2.98 to 3.25 for accepted students. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona admits about 90% of applicants. Of those that are admitted, about 28% continue on to register and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at admissions.psu.edu.

Overall Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012

85.2%

The overall acceptance rate for Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona was reported as 85.2% in Fall 2012 with over 5,700 college applications submitted to Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1320 - 1620
  • ACT Scores: 19 - 23
  • Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2019 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2019-2020 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 74.7%
  • 2009-2010: 87.5%
  • 2010-2011: 77.3%
  • 2011-2012: 84.5%
  • 2012-2013: 85.2%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2019-2020: 83.2%

How Does Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona Compare?

85.2%
This School
55.5%
National Avg

The acceptance rate for Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona is fifty-four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Mount Aloysius College68.8%
Saint Francis University76.1%
Juniata College74.1%
University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown90.4%
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Dubois87.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)

TotalMaleFemale
Applicants5,70050.4%49.6%
Admitted4,85650.2%49.8%
Enrolled1,37953.0%47.0%

Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona (Fall 2012)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading440 - 530
Math450 - 560
Writing430 - 530
Total Score1320 - 1620
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 24
Math19 - 25
Composite Score19 - 23
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