Greek Life

Tuition (in-state)
$21,302 ($14,240)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
Branch Campus Of
Penn State
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College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm rather indifferent/don't know much about the Greeks

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Rumors of hazings are disconcerting. You would think Greeks would learn by now.

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: They think they're the coolest people. They aren't. This is college. Not high school.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life is not very well-known. There are a few, but I do not hear anything about them like parties or their community service.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The Greek life isn't as great as it sounds on paper, I am yet to see any difference they have made to the community or college. The are responsible for drunk driving around the area.

A lot of times their parties are busted and usually people smuggle drinks and move on from the party.

The girls in sororities are considered hot and are talk of the campus, some guys in frats are good too but there isn't a awe in any campus student for them.

Ironically even with the Black population that exists in Altoona, we do not have a black Greek life, we do not even have many black's, if any in the frats.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 411st
    Best Greek Housing
  • 551st
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 562nd
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 582nd
    Most Selective Greek Organizations

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Bridgetta Parker
Dumfries, Va.
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The Greeks at Penn State Altoona have a decent presence and organize a great deal of mixers with new recruits, but by no means is Greek life a big deal on campus. There are no Greek houses on campus; instead, members of each frat and sorority rent houses off campus that are not affiliated with the school and are not official Greek houses. These houses are far from campus and are fairly rundown, much like most houses that are rented to students.

Overall, the majority of campus doesn’t show much interest in the Greeks, mainly because the number of Greek students is very small in comparison to the entire student body. However, students say some groups are cliquey and snobby toward non-Greeks.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
Freshman Men in Fraternities
Undergrad Women in Sororities
Freshman Women in Sororities
Number of Fraternities
Number of Sororities
  • Phi Sigma Kappa
  • Sigma Pi
  • Alpha Sigma Tau
  • Gamma Phi Beta
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Panhellenic Council

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 22 responses

  • 18% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 41% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 5% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 32% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 5% We don't have Greek life.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 22 responses

  • 9% Very easy.
  • 64% Somewhat easy.
  • 27% Somewhat difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 22 responses

  • 23% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.
  • 0% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 45% No special housing is available.
  • 32% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 22 responses

  • 14% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 59% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 18% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 9% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
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