Welcome to the Office of Admissions
Whether you’re exploring colleges for your application portfolio or you’ve already been offered admission, we appreciate your interest in learning about Penn State Altoona, one of twenty campuses comprising Penn State's multi-campus undergraduate system. Located approximately 45 miles from the University Park campus in State College, Penn State Altoona is one of ten campuses with residence halls offering an on-campus living experience. Our Future Students page provides links to Penn State Altoona and University-wide web sites that are of particular interest to potential applicants. We encourage you to review these sites to learn how beginning your Penn State experience at Penn State Altoona might fit your academic, career, and personal interests.
Penn State's multi-campus system, offering 160+ baccalaureate majors, provides a unique, flexible learning environment with almost unlimited choices. First-year students can choose, after enrolling, to remain at their campus of admission or relocate to a different campus to schedule upper division (junior/senior level) courses to complete their Penn State degree requirements. Students who choose to complete a major available at Penn State Altoona earn a Penn State degree.
We look forward to helping you learn more about the great opportunities when beginning your Penn State experience at Penn State Altoona.