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Penn State Altoona

3000 Ivyside Park
Altoona, PA 16601-3760

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Penn State Altoona
Penn State Altoona

Campus Facts

Penn State Altoona


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


3,903 students


NCAA Division III
Varsity Sports:
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Volleyball

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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It's Your Time: Penn State Altoona

Student videos highlighting campus life, academics and opportunities at Penn State Altoona

Visit Penn State Altoona

  • All Students
    All Students

    These events are open to any student who is interested in Penn State Altoona, regardless of application status or applicant type (first-year or transfer).

  • 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.  

  • Invitation Only
    Invitation Only

    Some events are open by invitation only.   

  • 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  

  • 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.  

  • View All Events
    View all Altoona events and visit programs

    Space may be limited. Please register in advance to reserve your seat.


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.
Campus Major Listings
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