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This is Penn State

At Penn State Altoona, you'll find the appeal of a small, private college, with the name recognition and prestige of a major research university. Our goal is to help you reach your goals — educational, personal, and professional.

Penn State Altoona Aerial Photo

Get a quick overview of Penn State Altoona, including enrollment statistics, academic information, tuition, and more!

Nittany Lion posing behind some flowers

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!

Eve Chapel

Penn State Altoona’s mission is to cultivate a vibrant learning environment through excellence in teaching, research, creative activities, outreach and the advancement of personal, social, and intellectual growth, and to empower a diverse student body with the knowledge and skills to be critical thinkers, lifelong learners, and civically-engaged global citizens.

Ivyside Park

Founded in 1939, Penn State Altoona has enjoyed a long and vibrant history in the Altoona community. From its humble beginning as Altoona Undergraduate Center in the Webster Grade School Building in downtown Altoona, to its current location at the former Ivyside Amusement Park and expansion back into downtown Altoona, Penn State Altoona is proud of its past and poised for an exciting future.

Commencement Stage Party

We invite you to read a welcome from our Chancellor and Dean and to learn more about our academic and administrative leadership teams.