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At Penn State Altoona, you'll find the appeal of a small, private college, with the name recognition and prestige of a major research university. Our goal is to help you reach your goals — educational, personal, and professional.
You'll find world-class faculty at Penn State Altoona. Small classes and excellent support systems enable students to reach their fullest potential. The small campus environment allows for a comprehensive learning experience while combining the high standards of a major research university. Penn State Altoona, with the third largest enrollment of the 24 locations making up the Pennsylvania State University system, is a full-service, four-year, residential campus located less than 45 miles from the research campus at University Park. Penn State Altoona offers baccalaureate degree programs, associate degree programs, and the first two years of course work for more than 180 Penn State majors that can be completed at other Penn State campuses.
Penn State Altoona’s mission is to engage our students, the local community, and the Commonwealth in the application and dissemination of knowledge through our teaching, research and outreach programs supported by a diverse and intellectually sustaining environment.
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