Consider the Altoona Advantages
As you’re thinking about where to spend your next two years at Penn State, consider all that Penn State Altoona has to offer.
Penn State Altoona offers affordable tuition for upper-level students. Use Penn State’s Tuition Calculator to compare costs. Plus, there may be opportunities to receive Altoona or University-wide scholarships, whether based on financial need, merit, or both.
Housing is both affordable and plentiful for Penn State Altoona’s upper-division students, with both on-campus and just off-campus options. Change-of-campus students who wish to apply for on-campus housing at Penn State Altoona must do so through the eLiving Housing Contract System. Students planning to live off-campus can review the various housing opportunities near campus.
You can choose from 21 undergraduate majors. Don’t see your major listed? Your adviser may be able to help you put together a blend of majors, minors, certificates, and experiences to reach the same career outcome.
Penn State Altoona’s small class sizes, especially in the upper division, mean you’ll have close interactions with your professors. At Penn State Altoona there are opportunities to participate in undergraduate research, community-based studies, and connect with potential employers through internships and Career Fairs.
Active Campus Life
With over 60 clubs and organizations and 15 NCAA sports, plus club sports and intramurals, there is no shortage of activities (or leadership opportunities) at Penn State Altoona.
Ready to Learn More?
If you're interested in completing a Penn State Altoona degree, our program coordinators are here to ensure your transition is a smooth one. Check out the list of degrees and click on the program for contact information.
Students requesting an early change of campus to Penn State Altoona will follow a two-step process. Once you submit the request through your LionPATH Student Center, it will be sent to your current campus for review, and then if approved, will be sent to the Penn State Altoona Registrar’s Office to process the change.
Once your change of campus to Penn State Altoona is approved, you will be assigned an adviser. Students may also seek advising assistance in the Wilbur K. Kraybill Academic Advising Center.
We also encourage any student new to Penn State Altoona to check out our quick link for additional Change of Campus resources and services.
If you have any questions, please visit the Penn State Altoona Registrar’s Office in E130 Smith Building, give us a call at 814-949-5035, or send us an email at [email protected].
Thinking about another Penn State Campus?
If Penn State Altoona does not offer your intended major, please meet with your adviser to discuss entrance to major requirements and campus options.
When you are ready to file your change of campus request, please follow these procedures to assist you through the process.