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Penn State University

Penn State Altoona is a commonwealth campus of The Pennsylvania State University. It is located in Logan Township, Pennsylvania, just outside of Altoona, although some of its buildings are located in the heart of Altoona's downtown. It is one of four full-fledged four year institutions in the Commonwealth Campus network.

Location

Address
3000 Ivyside Park
City
Altoona
State
PA
Zip/Post Code
16601-3760

Contact Information

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
3861
In State Tuition Fees
13018
Out State Tuition Fees
19912
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.02
Male Female Ratio
55:45
Acceptance Rate
88%
Student Faculty Ratio
17:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mission Statement
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Mascot
Lion
Colors
Dark Blue And White
Conference
Allegheny Mountain

College History

History

In 1939, a citizen�s committee led by the Altoona Chamber of Commerce Chairman at the time convinced Ralph D. Hetzel, president of the Pennsylvania State College, to support an undergraduate center in Altoona. In July, the citizen�s committee launched a campaign to raise money to renovate an abandoned grade school building to house the new center. More than $5,000 was raised from 8,000 local contributors in only two months. The college opened its doors to just 119 freshmen and nine faculty members. Sixty-eight years later, Penn State Altoona numbers keep growing, with more students graduating each spring. Penn State Altoona offers internships, research programs and study abroad programs along with continuing education and training. Students can complete their degrees at Penn State Altoona or transfer to another Penn State location.

College Specialty

Specialty

Penn State is a multi-campus public research university that improves the lives of the people of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality programs in teaching, research, and service. Our instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, professional, and continuing and distance education informed by scholarship and research. Our research, scholarship, and creative activities promote human and economic development through the expansion of knowledge and its applications in the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, and professions. As Pennsylvania�s land-grant university, we also hold a unique responsibility to provide access, outreach and public service to support the citizens of the Commonwealth and beyond. We engage in collaborative activities with industrial, educational and agricultural partners here and abroad to generate, disseminate, integrate, and apply knowledge.

Campus

Campus

Urban

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