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
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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    I’ve had a lot if goals in my life: when I was 8, I decided I wanted to go to college on Vermont and I did. I always wanted to be a writer and after crushing some self-doubt and finding my voice, I am. My dream was to live in the same town I grew […]
  • Success After College Doesn’t Require A Big Name College Degree
    I recently went to New York City to see Mean Girls, the new musical on Broadway based on Tina Fey’s 2004 movie of the same name. It was excellent! The music was amazing, the lyrics were hilarious, and the cast was fantastic. I am not surprised it was nominated for 12 Tony Awards this year. […]
  • 5 Pieces of Advice to the Class of 2022 From A College President
    Dear Class of 2022: Welcome to college. The next chapter of your education story will be very different from all those that came before. College will present you with a rich and expansive range of opportunities. The next few weeks and months will be full of firsts – some intriguing, some a bit daunting, and […]
  • How Far Would You Go To Support Your Kid’s Dreams?
    One day years ago as I was visiting my son’s elementary school, I noticed every student had a picture on their locker of what they wanted to be when they grew up. The girls varied mostly between veterinarians, pop stars and dancers, but almost all the boys wanted to be NFL players. I chuckled since […]


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