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Penn State Altoona

3000 Ivyside Park
Altoona, PA 16601-3760

altoona.psu.edu

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Penn State Altoona
Penn State Altoona

Campus Facts

Penn State Altoona

Housing

University-operated housing is available for 900 students; privately owned off-campus housing within walking distance of campus is also available.

Students

3,861 students

Sports

Division/Conference
NCAA Division III
Varsity Sports:
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Volleyball
altoona.psu.edu/sports

Penn State Altoona

Penn State Altoona’s 150-acre campus is nestled in the mountains of Central Pennsylvania, two hours east of Pittsburgh, two hours north of Harrisburg, and an hour west of State College, home to Penn State’s University Park campus.

The campus offers students the appeal of a small, private college with the name recognition of a major research university. From the moment students arrive on campus, they notice something special about Penn State Altoona. It might be the groves of mature shade trees that greet them as they walk across campus or the beautiful reflecting pond with the student center at one end and a picturesque all-faiths chapel at the other. These special touches have drawn a diverse student body, including international students who have access to special services to meet their needs.

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  • Prospective Students
    Prospective Students

    Prospective students are those who have applied for admission to Penn State but have not received an offer of admission. Events of this type are open to all prospects, regardless of application status.

    There are currently no scheduled events of this type.

  • Accepted First-Year Students
    Accepted First-Year Students

    First year students, before enrolling at Penn State, have attempted fewer than 18 college credits following high school graduation, and have received or accepted an offer of admission to Penn State Altoona.

  • Prospective First-Year Students
    Prospective First-Year Students

    Prospective first-year students are those who earned or will earn a high school diploma or equivalent and, following graduation, attempt 18 or fewer college credits before enrolling at Penn State. Another group of prospective students are those  who received an offer of admission to another Penn State campus and now have an interest in Penn State Altoona. 

  • Prospective Transfer Students
    Prospective Transfer Students

    Prospective transfer students are those who, before enrolling at Penn State, attempt 18 or more college credits following high school graduation or its equivalent and are interested in transferring to Penn State.  

    Transfer students should call the Office of Admissions at 814-949-5466 to schedule an appointment with an admissions counselor to learn more about the transfer admission process. 

  • Accepted Transfer Students
    Accepted Transfer Students

    Transfer students, before enrolling at Penn State, have attempted more than 18 college credits following high school graduation and have received or accepted an offer of admission to Penn State Altoona.  

    Call the Office of Admissions at 814-949-5466 to speak wtih an admissions counselor if you have questions about your transfer admission.  

  • Adult Learners/Veterans
    Adult Learners/Veterans

    Penn State considers prospective students who meet one or more criteria to be adult learners.  The criteria includes being 24 years of age or older, a veteran of active duty in the armed services, returning to school after an absence of more than four years, or holding adult roles such as parent, spouse/partner, care giver or employee.  

    Adult learners should call the Office of Admissions at 814-949-5466 to schedule a day or evening appointment with  an admissions counselor to discuss your admission options.  

  • Change of Campus (2+2) Students
    Change of Campus (2+2) Students

    Current Penn State students enrolled at another Penn State campus who are interested in transitioning  to Penn State Altoona will follow the change-of-campus process.   

    Additional information is available on the Registrar's Office home page at www.altoona.psu.edu/registrar.  

  • Invitation Only
    Invitation Only

    Some events are open by invitation only.   

    If you receive an invitation to a Penn State Altoona event, please refer to your invitation for registration information.

  • Re-enrollment/Returning Students
    Re-enrollment/Returning Students

    Former Penn State students who were enrolled in degree status and who are interested in returning to the University will follow the re-enrollment procedure.  

    Call Penn State Altoona's Registrar's Office at 814-949-5035 for assistance.  

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    View all Altoona events and visit programs

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Academic Information

Campus Majors

Majors Completed at Penn State Altoona:
Penn State Altoona offers 20 baccalaureate degrees and 8 associate degrees that can be completed in their entirety at Penn State Altoona.
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2+2 Plan:
Penn State Altoona offers the first two years of nearly all of Penn State's more that 160 baccalaureate programs that can be completed at Penn State University Park or other Penn State campus locations.
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Penn State Altoona

3000 Ivyside Park
Altoona, PA 16601-3760

altoona.psu.edu