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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
  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Michael
  • I am a current student here

    The food and dining service at PSU altoonaâ??s port sky is fairly better than the traditional cafeterias in high school. Well actually its the only dine in location There is one other location in the Hawthorn building which is great for the meal on the go, but not much more than that.

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  • 4
  • from Altoona, PA
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Alias
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Shannon from Portage, PA
  • 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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