Welcome to Penn State Altoona
Your adviser and others in the Penn State Altoona community are here to help you succeed academically and with your co-curricular activities. The more you interact with your community members, the better advice they can provide to guide you on your Penn State journey.
At Penn State Altoona, you will find the appeal of a small, private college, with the name recognition and prestige of a major research University. Nearly 3,000 students attend classes in two campus locations: Ivyside Campus and the Downtown Campus. Penn State Altoona is about 40 miles from the University Park campus.
- Twenty-one undergraduate majors offered at Altoona
- Start a major and finish at University Park or another Penn State campus
- Five Associate Degrees
- Twenty-two minors offered or start classes for a University Park minor
- Home to the nation’s first and only bachelor of science degree program in Rail Transportation Engineering (RTE)