Admissions

With access to expert faculty, research opportunities, and a global network of more than 725,000 alumni, the experiences and knowledge gained at Penn State Altoona will form the foundation for the life you want to build.

The Eve Chapel overlooking the reflecting pond on Penn State Altoona's campus

Visit Us

Whether you’re visiting in-person or virtually, we’re excited to welcome you to Penn State Altoona! Please note that on-campus visits are available on a limited basis and will follow the necessary safety precautions. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate any walk-in visitors at this time. 

Penn State reserves the right to alter or cancel any portion of the events listed on this page at any time and for any reason, including but not limited to shifts in the status of the pandemic or relevant and applicable guidance, or individual participants violating University policy. 

A female student sits near the campus Railroad clock while a male students stands in the background

How to Apply

Penn State Altoona's admissions team is here to assist with the application process. Be sure to check our list of application reminders and admission requirements. The specific forms and documentation required are different depending on the type of applicant. 

Choose the best option for you:

A graduate smiling at the spring 2022 commencement ceremony

Explore Academics

You've got options! Start your education at Penn State Altoona and choose to stay here to complete one of our 21 bachelor's degree programs, or begin one of Penn State's 275+ majors here and complete them at another Penn State campus.

Three students sitting around a table with papers, computers, and water bottles

Helpful Resources for Applicants

Applying to colleges can seem overwhelming. But everything you need to know is right here, and Penn State Altoona's admissions staff is just an email or phone call away if you have any questions. 

Several students cheering around the Lion Shrine

Accepted Students

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

Female students at the THON booth during the Involvement Fair

Get to Know Us!

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

Opportunities and Involvement
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! 

A close-up of the lion shrine at Penn State Altoona

Information for School Counselors

School counselors play an important role in the application process, and Penn State Altoona hopes to make things as simple as possible for you and your students.