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Penn State Mont Alto

Mont Alto, PA 2-Year Public
Acceptance Rate91%
Acceptance Rate91%

About Penn State Mont Alto

Penn State Mont Alto Overview

Penn State Mont Alto is a public, state school in a small town setting in Mont Alto, Pennsylvania. Penn State Mont Alto was founded in 1929 and enrolls 672 undergrads and no graduate students. Penn State Mont Alto ensures housing for students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should receive admissions decisions by October 1.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Penn State Mont Alto!

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Penn State Mont Alto's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Penn State Mont Alto students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Planning to play sports? Penn State Mont Alto has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Penn State Mont Alto on the Student Life page.

2022 Penn State Mont Alto Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 91%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 32%
In-State Tuition $13,552
Out-of-State $22,414
Percent of Need Met 61%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $11,214

Is Penn State Mont Alto a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how competitive a university is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer idea of what Penn State Mont Alto offers and if the school could be the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Penn State Mont Alto

Penn State Mont Alto is moderately difficult to get into. Around 91% of applicants get into Penn State Mont Alto each year. Out of 685 applications received in 2022, 623 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Penn State Mont Alto

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 82% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Penn State Mont Altoreturn for the next year. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Penn State Mont Alto Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Penn State Mont Alto directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Penn State Mont Alto

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Penn State Mont Alto meets 61% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $11,214 a year.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $41,139 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Penn State Mont Alto.

Based on this information, does Penn State Mont Alto seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Penn State Mont Alto a good school for you?

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Where is Penn State Mont Alto Located?

Penn State Mont Alto is located in the small town setting of Mont Alto, Pennsylvania.

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College Info

1 Campus Drive Mont Alto, PA 17237

Campus Setting: Small Town

Penn State Mont Alto Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Penn State Mont Alto is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Penn State Mont Alto is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Penn State Mont Alto ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

22 and Above


22 to 22


22 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Penn State Mont Alto is 22. Students with an ACT score of 22 and above have a good chance of getting into Penn State Mont Alto. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 22 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Penn State Mont Alto SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

500 - 610


Reading SAT Range

510 - 620

Penn State Mont Alto Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Penn State Mont Alto is like? There are approximately 672 students enrolled at Penn State Mont Alto. 86% percent of students attend school full-time, 85% percent are from PA and 15% percent of students are from other states.


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