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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 240 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 6 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

47% Women
53% Men


NCAA Division III (without football)

Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $28,756)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $17,778)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 29 - - -
Basketball 15 11 - Yes
Bowling - 5 - Yes
Golf 8 - - -
Soccer 24 24 - Yes
Softball - 16 - Yes
Swimming 10 10 - -
Tennis 12 13 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 8 9 - Yes
Volleyball - 13 Yes Yes
Badminton - - - Yes
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Table Tennis - - - Yes
Water Polo - - - Yes
Weight Lifting - - - Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.0%
Black/non-Hispanic 5.5%
Hispanic 3.3%
Non-resident alien 0.9%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 3.6%
Two or more races 1.5%
White/non-Hispanic 83.1%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 37
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 4
Property Crime 5
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Meghan from Bethel Park, PA
  • 5
  • outside of the classrooms penn state altoona makes sure that we as students are still learning. we do not like to call the buildings dorms, but instead we call them…

  • Jan-22-2012 Read More
  • Amanda from PA
  • 4
  • due to the large number of students that are housed off campus, our dorm life programs are not top notch like other colleges. the dorms are in pretty nice condition…

  • Jan-30-2012 Read More
  • Jasmine from Washington, DC
  • 1
  • depending on which dorm you choose to live in you'll be fine. the only thing that will probably be difficult is rooming with someone you've never met. generally freshman are…

  • Feb-13-2012 Read More
  • Brittany
  • 4
  • this doesn't apply to me as i live at home. however, my friends who live in the dorms really enjoy it and they say that spruce is a very nice…

  • Feb-25-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Latavia from Brooklyn, NY
  • Feb-04-2014 I am a current student here

    Port Sky Cafe doesn't have a wide variety of food. Some days it's hard to want to eat anything that they have.

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  • 4
  • from Altoona, PA
  • Nov-11-2013 I am a current student here

    The cafeteria on campus is very good. There are plenty of options available for every student.

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  • 2
  • Alias
  • Nov-03-2013 I am a current student here

    The food isn't all that great and sometimes the service is slow. Then again, they are fellow students.

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  • 3
  • Elesia from San Diego, CA
  • Sep-02-2013 I am a current student here

    Port sky caf�© has many different options to choose from but within the sections, the menu doesn't really change.

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  • 4
  • PSU_603
  • Jun-27-2013 I am a current student here

    The food and dining has gotten better since I came here Fall of 2011, and they have more choices so I have to say that I am pleased, but I live off campus and would much rather cook something for myself.

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  • 3
  • Karen Cheung
  • Jun-19-2013 I am a current student here

    Penn State food isn't bad, and there isn't too many choices. It gets old, but it's not bad! Our ice-cream is very good! :)

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  • 3
  • Zachary from Altoona, PA
  • Jun-19-2013 I am a current student here

    Port Sky Cafe is a pretty nice cafeteria for dining. The atmosphere is quite pleasant. Food can be expensive but as long as you use your LionCash on your Penn State Lion+ ID card it can be cheap with the discount you receive.

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  • 5
  • Little Girl from the City
  • Jun-16-2013 I am a current student here

    The cafeteria is great I love Port, a lot of food items. Close to campus there are some recognizable food places and since Altoona is an entrepreneurial town there are family owned restaurants as well (all a great eat). Downside a lot of other restaurants are about a 25 minute drive so if you don't have a car it sucks.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Alias
  • Nov-03-2013 I am a current student here

    There aren't many Greek organizations on campus. So far there isn't much involvement on campus from any of them.

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  • 0
  • Karen Cheung
  • Jun-19-2013 I am a current student here

    We don't have too many, I believe 2 fraternities, and 1 sorority. But it's enough for a small campus.

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  • 0
  • Just A Student
  • Jun-10-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is not very big. If I am not mistaking I believe there are two sororities and 2 fraternities.

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  • 0
  • Shane from Hollidaysburg, PA
  • Feb-07-2013 I am a current student here

    There are a few sororities and fraternities at Penn State Altoona, but a numerous amount are located at University Park.

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  • 0
  • Shannon from Portage, PA
  • Jan-19-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I have no knowledge of the Greek life here and I'm not really interested in it. That's for all schools, not just PSUA.

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