Penn State Altoona is an undergraduate college of Penn State, one of the nation’s largest and most widely-recognized academic institutions. The campus enrolls nearly 3,000 students and offers 23 majors. There are also 22 minors and five associate degrees along with the first two years of study leading to more than 275 baccalaureate majors offered throughout Penn State.
Penn State Altoona accepts students transferring from all Penn State campuses, community colleges, and other accredited colleges and universities.
Located in beautiful central Pennsylvania, Penn State Altoona’s two campuses serve a growing and vibrant region. The 171.5-acre Ivyside campus includes a number of academic buildings, residence halls, an athletic complex and fields, and a reflecting pond (complete with ducks).
The dynamic Downtown Campus features labs for rail transportation engineering, security technology, and nursing, along with a communications suite and an entrepreneurship center.
Housing and Food Services
Penn State Altoona’s four residence halls provide an on-campus living experience to more than 900 students. A variety of off-campus living options are also available.
Port-Sky Café is where hunger is satisfied. The facility contains a food court with dozens of dining options, a coffee and baked goods center, and two spacious dining rooms.
Meal plans are available for students living both on- and off-campus.
Robert E. Eiche Library
Eiche Library offers a vast collection of textbooks, periodicals, leisure reading materials, DVDs, and CDs. There are printers, scanners, computers, and a photocopier available for use, plus electronic equipment such as still and video cameras, laptops, MacBooks, and iPads. There are also plenty of study rooms and individual study spaces.
The library’s lower level is home to the Robert L. Smith Learning Center and the Writing Commons, both providing peer and professional tutoring and other academic assistance.
Steven A. Adler Athletic Complex
The recently renovated sporting complex includes two gymnasiums, a fitness center, a natatorium, and two multi-purpose rooms for various recreation and wellness activities. It is also home to our kinesiology degree program.
Outdoor athletic facilities include a softball field, a baseball field, an all-purpose athletic field, tennis courts, and Spring Run Stadium, home to an eight-lane, all-weather track, a soccer field, and a 2,000-seat grandstand.