Penn State Altoona is a public college located in Altoona, Pennsylvania. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,374 undergraduate students. The Penn State Altoona acceptance rate is 92%. Popular majors include Electrical Engineering, Nursing, and Business. Graduating 64% of students, Penn State Altoona alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,600.
Penn State Altoona Rankings
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.50 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.56 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.56 responses
Most Popular Majors
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.72 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.87 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.41 responses
Penn State Altoona Reviews
As an (almost) graduated student from the Penn State Altoona campus, I can say I have truly enjoyed every opportunity I have had here. Originally, I wanted to transfer up to University Park, but fell in love with PSUA's community, and gorgeous campus! I love that it's personal here- I get to know my professors very well and have many awesome opportunities to become a leader on and off campus.
Penn State Altoona is a good campus for schooling, however I feel as if many things can and should be changed. The campus is very open, meaning that non-students can freely walk on campus and enter the buildings with no problem. Being that this school is a Predominantly White Institution, there should be a great amount of diversity, but they lack that factor. I come from living in big city and I am still trying to transition into the lifestyle and this is my second year. Academically, there should be more options with classes and more extracurricular actives for students to be involved.
The overall experience of Penn State Altoona is what you make of it. Putting yourself out there is the best thing you could do! I did not hold back on what I am interested in and joined the Society of Women Engineers, when none of my friends were interested. I met even more people through the organization. I like going to watch all the sporting events and everyone is always very engaged!