Penn State Altoona is a commonwealth campus of The Pennsylvania State University, and it is located in Logan Township just outside of Altoona.
It is one of four full-fledged four-year institutions in the Commonwealth Campus network. While students can complete all four years at Penn State Altoona, students are also able to transfer to another Penn State location.
Some of the most popular courses on offer at the campus are: criminal justice, nursing, political science, psychology, security and risk analysis and integrative arts.
Penn State Altoona offers students the chance to undertake internships, research programmes and study abroad programmes alongside their education to advance their skills and prepare them for the professional world.
There are plenty of opportunities for students to get involved with clubs and organisations on campus, with over 75 on offer. This number includes five fraternities, and two sororities, alongside clubs like the Black Student Union, Christian Student Fellowship, and Psychology Club.
Alongside, there are also many planned events open for students to attend where speakers and musicians visit the university.
On campus housing is available for students during the academic year, which offer students easy access to campus and facilities such as desks, cable TV, a small microwave/refrigerator/freezer and a TV lounge to relax in.
Sports teams – nicknamed the Nittany Lions – at Penn State–Altoona participate as members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division III and the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC). Sports on offer include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, swimming & diving, soccer, tennis, volleyball, bowling, and swimming & diving.