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Most Helpful Review for Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Kristen from Altoona, PA
  • 11 out of 11 people found this review helpful

Its all about your professors!! So when you schedule your first classes, make sure you go to and look the professor up! Trust me, you'll thank me in the end.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: in 3 Sentences
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  • Michael
  • Dec-30-2014 I am a current student here

    Penn state Altoona is everything you are looking for in a smooth transition from high school to college. Not to mention you can wander off to the main campus to anytime since its within an hours drive time.

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  • Latavia from Brooklyn, NY
  • Feb-04-2014 I am a current student here

    While quite small, this school as great academics. There isn't much to do, but the education you'll receive will be worth it.

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

    Penn State Altoona is a small branch campus to the Pennsylvania State University. With around 4,000 students the opportunities to stand out and be heard are tremendous! It is a great transition campus for any student looking to make a smooth transition into college with the opportunity to move on to a bigger university later on.

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

    The Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Altoona is a beautiful lush campus tucked away in the serine Alleghany Mountains. It is overflowing with student life events and ways to get involved in the community. The college incorporates all aspects from having fun, to academics, to finding a career.

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

    It's great for people who want to know their professors. The campus is small and beautiful and you can walk to classes unlike the bigger campus, University Park. Altoona also offers a lot of majors.

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  • Jillian from Chatham, NJ
  • Jul-15-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The campus is beautiful. It has a secluded, outdoorsy feel to it, but the town is down the road.

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

    Quaint, calm, and clean campus. There are things for everyone to do, and great places for everyone to study. Has wonderful teachers that are there to help you in and out of the classroom.

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

    Penn State Altoona is a very beautiful campus, although it is not very large, everything you need is there. If I need to describe Penn State Altoona in one word, it would have to be homey. It makes me feel at ease and comfortable, people here are family to me.

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

    It is absolutely beautiful. Professors know you on a first name basis. Advisers for your major do an amazing job keeping you in line with classes to complete your degree as early as possible.

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