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Penn State Mont Alto

Mont Alto, PA 2-Year Public

About Penn State Mont Alto

Penn State Mont Alto is a public, state school located in the small town setting of Mont Alto, PA

Founded in 1929, Penn State Mont Alto currently enrolls around 710 students a year, including 710 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

2021 Admissions Facts About Penn State Mont Alto

Acceptance rate: 70%

Mean ACT score: 22

Mean SAT score: 0

Early Decision or Early Action: No/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: October 1

What is Penn State Mont Alto's acceptance rate?

Admission to Penn State Mont Alto is moderately difficult. Around 70 percent of all applicants to Penn State Mont Alto are accepted each year.

The mean ACT scores is 22.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Penn State Mont Alto a good school?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Penn State Mont Alto, around 83 percent return for their sophomore year.

Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $42,611 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Penn State Mont Alto sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Penn State Mont Alto a good school for YOU?

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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

15 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above


15 to 28


15 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 28 and above have a good chance of getting into Penn State Mont Alto. Students with an ACT score that falls between 15 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 15 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 - 590


Reading SAT Range

490 - 580

Penn State Mont Alto Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


In State


Cost Breakdown
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State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at Penn State Mont Alto is like? There are approximately 730 students enrolled at Penn State Mont Alto. 80% 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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Part Time


In State



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