Admission

Learn how Penn State Altoona fits your academic, career, and personal aspirations. Start your Penn State story today.

Nittany Lion posing in flower bed

The photos, facts, and stories are all great, but nothing replaces an actual campus visit. Choose the visitation experience that's right for you and get to know Penn State Altoona!

Posing with the Nittany Lion statue

Whether you're a first year student, an adult learner, a transfer student, an international student, or a veteran, we've got the information you need to make the application process simple.

Don't forget ... 
If you visit Penn State Altoona before applying, we'll waive the application fee!

Student get ready for THON

Penn State Altoona offers you many out-of-class experiences, with research, internships, and study abroad opportunities; clubs and organizations; and recreational activities including NCAA Division III varsity athletics, club sports, fitness classes, and more!

Students enjoying 2017 convocation

Congratulations! You've been accepted to Penn State Altoona! So now what? Let us guide you through the rest of the admission process.

Aerial view of campus

Interested in Penn State Altoona? Learn everything you need to know about the campus, Altoona community, and more.

Two recent graduates making kissy faces with the Nittany Lion

This recruitment program is for alumni who attended Penn State Altoona, whether they graduated from Penn State Altoona or transitioned to another Penn State campus. By joining this program, you will be assisting the Office of Admissions in recruiting new students to Penn State Altoona. Becoming a member not only provides opportunities to share your love for Penn State, but also to create meaningful connections with potential Penn Staters!