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Penn State Altoona

Altoona, PA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate96%

Penn State Altoona Academics

Penn State Altoona requires a minimum of 120 credits to graduate with a bachelor's degree.

Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal. Penn State Altoona accepts transfer credits. The school accepts and IB credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, Penn State Altoona does not offer classes during the summer.

NOTE: Around 63% of students who start college at Penn State Altoona complete all the credits required within six years.

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Academic Options Yes No Note
Accelerated Degree Program
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available
New Student Orientation

Reminder: Penn State Altoona may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

What Classes Will I Take At Penn State Altoona?

Students are required to fulfill a language requirement as well as a math and science requirement.

Students are required to take a computer class to fufill the graduation requirements for Penn State Altoona.

Course Required?
2nd Language Yes
Math Yes
Science Yes
Computer Yes

Reminder: Check with Penn State Altoona directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at Penn State Altoona

When choosing a major, Penn State Altoona students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Penn State Altoona.Penn State Altoona allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative. Penn State Altoona offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Double majoring may mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.

Frequently Asked Questions About Penn State Altoona

Does Penn State Altoona Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

🟨 Check with Penn State Altoona directly for information on any possible available services for students with disabilities.

Does Penn State Altoona Offer Online Classes?

✅ Penn State Altoona true for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does Penn State Altoona Offer AP Credit?

🟨 Penn State Altoona may offer credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Check with the school directly for any information on AP transfer credit.

Does Penn State Altoona Have An Honors Program?

🟨 To learn more about any possible honors programs at Penn State Altoona, check with the school directly. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Penn State Altoona.

Does Penn State Altoona Require Internships?

❌ Penn State Altoona does not require an internship for any students.

Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While Penn State Altoona does not require internships for students of any major, internships are a great way to get work experience, discover career paths that might fit you, or rule out ones that don't.

Additional Information About Penn State Altoona

Penn State Altoona Library

The main library on campus is the Robert E. Eiche Library.

Dual Degree Programs at Penn State Altoona

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.

Penn State Altoona does not have any dual degree programs available for students.


What is ROTC?

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Does Penn State Altoona have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

Penn State Altoona has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Penn State Altoona include:

•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus

•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus

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