CollegiateParent’s Resources for Penn State Parents

Here’s the basic information about Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona at a glance. Be sure to check out the guide below for more information on how to support your Penn State student!
Name:Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona
Address:3000 Ivyside Park
AltoonaPA, 16601
Phone Number:(814) 949-5000
Website:www.altoona.psu.edu/
Type:Occupational, Academic
Awards:Less than 1 year, 1 year certificate, Associates Degree, Bachelor's Degree
Campus Setting:City
Campus Housing:Yes
Student Population:3903
Faculty Ratio:17 to 1

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    Your kid just got into college. Yay them and yay you. You want to shout it from the mountaintop (as in post it on Facebook) but you hesitate because you know that there are others who have been rejected or who haven’t yet heard. And, we have long been chided against being braggadocios. You don’t […]
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    What came out of my mouth was, “A homemade sock monkey.” When my teenagers asked me what I wanted for the holidays, that’s what I said.  I could surely use a Roomba, a vacation, new PJs, or a massage. But really, all I want is a sock monkey. But a cute one, not a brown […]
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    My son was in first grade when he demanded I stop touching him at school pickup and drop-off. A public hug, it seems, was affecting his street cred with the playground population. I guess he had to make a choice between the mother who loved and cared for him for the last six years and […]

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