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How Well Is Pennsylvania State University - Mont Alto Ranked?

2020 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Pennsylvania State University - Mont Alto was awarded 8 badges in the 2020 rankings.

Overall Quality

Penn State Mont Alto is ranked #708 out of 1,727 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2020 Best Colleges list.

Penn State Mont Alto is also ranked #69 out of 123 schools in Pennsylvania.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Penn State Mont Alto?

Acceptance Rate

Pennsylvania State University - Mont Alto has an acceptance rate of 75%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 88% of students accepted to Penn State Mont Alto submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 480 and 580. Math scores were between 490 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Pennsylvania State University - Mont Alto  ( 480 to 580 )
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SAT Math Scores for Pennsylvania State University - Mont Alto  ( 490 to 580 )
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Penn State Mont Alto received ACT scores from 5% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for Pennsylvania State University - Mont Alto  ( 20 to 29 )
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Pennsylvania State University - Mont Alto Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Penn State Mont Alto, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 11 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Pennsylvania State University - Mont Alto is 60%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  60 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Pennsylvania State University - Mont Alto

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 83% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Pennsylvania State University - Mont Alto enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  83 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Penn State Mont Alto is 27%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  27 out of 100
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Average Overall Diversity at Penn State Mont Alto

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 917 undergraduates at Penn State Mont Alto with 653 being full-time and 264 being part-time.

Penn State Mont Alto Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

Penn State Mont Alto scored 52.94 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  52.94 out of 100
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How Much Does Pennsylvania State University - Mont Alto Cost?

The overall average net price of Penn State Mont Alto is $19,870. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Penn State Mont Alto

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$15,520 $15,505 $18,290 $23,493 $24,806

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Penn State Mont Alto, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Penn State Mont Alto, approximately 70% of students took out student loans averaging $8,286 a year. That adds up to $33,144 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Penn State Mont Alto is 5.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Penn State Mont Alto Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Penn State Mont Alto with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $50,100 in their early years. This is good news for future Penn State Mont Alto graduates since it is 23% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.

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Location of Pennsylvania State University - Mont Alto

Pennsylvania State University - Mont Alto is a public institution situated in Mont Alto, Pennsylvania. Mont Alto is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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Location of Pennsylvania State University - Mont Alto

Contact details for Penn State Mont Alto are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1 Campus Drive, Mont Alto, PA 17237-9700
Phone: 717-749-6000
Website: montalto.psu.edu/

Pennsylvania State University - Mont Alto Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 21 $67,800
General Business/Commerce 18 $38,100
Liberal Arts General Studies 15 $32,300
Human Development & Family Studies 14 $28,600
Information Science 2 $59,700
Plant Sciences 1 NA
History 1 NA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 1 NA
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 NA
Forestry 0 NA

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Online Learning at Penn State Mont Alto

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 266 students took at least one online class at Pennsylvania State University - Mont Alto. This is a decrease from the 608 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 266 5
2016-2017 608 148
2015-2016 486 65
2014-2015 447 34
2013-2014 399 42

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