Penn State Altoona is in the suburban setting of Altoona, Pennsylvania.
There are many activities and organizations for Penn State Altoona students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.
Interested in Greek life? Penn State Altoona has not reported any data on the presence of fraternities or sororities.
This table offers information on housing at Penn State Altoona.
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||33%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||67%|
Penn State Altoona offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus.
Most Penn State Altoona students live off campus. In 2022, 33% of undergrads at Penn State Altoona lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 67% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Penn State Altoona. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Penn State Altoona offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At Penn State Altoona there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Penn State Altoona:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport|
|Golf||√||√||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport|
|Soccer||√||√||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport|
|Swimming And Diving||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport|
|Tennis||√||√||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport|
|Cross Country Running||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Penn State Altoona is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Penn State Altoona campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
Penn State Altoona offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students.
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