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

Guys & Girls: I've talked to many people but one creepy guy stands out in my mind and he ruins the thoughts of the others for me

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: We're all accepted on campus although there are reports that some of Greek organizations still haze initiates.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: A lot of the freshman guys that just got here this year are actually more polite than some of the older guys. Girls are rather cliquish and can be catty and annoying. The biggest thing here is whether you're from the DMV or New York, and which one is better or "more hood" - it's unnecessary. But even through people like that, you can always find the gems that you want to be friends with.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Everyone is either a hillbilly or from an inner city school in the bronx, philly or D.C.

1 person found this useful Report
College Freshman

Guys & Girls: I don't look at other males in that light because I am currently in a relationship.


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  • 703rd
    Most Religious Guys
  • 712nd
    Hottest Girls

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Bridgetta Parker
Dumfries, Va.
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The guys and girls at Penn State Altoona are from all walks of life. The guys range from real-life farm boys to metropolitan city dwellers. Some guys take full advantage of the gym on campus, and then there are the guys who really focus on working out their brains—they are just waiting to have an intelligent conversation about any subject above reality television. The guys vary in looks but most are fairly well groomed and put together, and it seems like the most attractive men become attractive through their involvement in activities around campus. Just like in high school, the tendency to try and impress the ladies is still apparent in college guys, but the mindset is not as juvenile (for most, at least).

The girls at Penn State Altoona come from all over the country and globe. There are classy women, country girls, Southern belles, Indian beauties, and down-to-earth girls who are all intellectuals at their core. Many of the ladies here take good care of themselves, and although the Freshmen 15 or Sophomore 20 catches up with some, all are more than just looks. There are very few girls here looking to find a husband so they never have to work. Many people find relationships in college that last them their whole lives, but that is not the purpose of college. Do not become distracted by the guys and girls that surround you, which is very easy to do at Penn State Altoona. Focus is very necessary.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
Male Undergrads
Birth Control Available?
Contraception is offered at Sheetz Health and Wellness Center. However, the center does not take any insurance other than its own, so you will have to either get the Penn State Insurance Plan or pay full price for birth control.
Social Scene
The availability of places for students under 21 to go is very limited. Most people just mingle at parties thrown by friends off campus.
Hookups or Relationships?
The dating scene is very small at Penn State Altoona. The problem comes from the level of classwork and most students' lack of time-management skills. The random hookup scene is fairly big, especially when alcohol is involved. The use of birth control is much more mainstream, so most random hookups are, on average, safe.
Dress Code
Students dress very relaxed for class here. Only business majors and SGA members have to dress up for meetings. Even for class presentations (other than speech classes), the dress code is always two step above pajamas.
Did You Know?
All of the dormitories are coed, but the floors alternate genders.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 21 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 21 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 26 responses

  • 24% Casual dating at your school
  • 17% Long-distance relationship
  • 14% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 12% None
  • 10% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 7% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 5% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 5% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school
  • 5% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 2% Long-term relationship with someone at your school

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 26 responses

  • 4% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.
  • 19% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 62% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 15% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 6 responses

  • 50% Parties
  • 20% Clubs
  • 20% Port sky
  • 10% Nowhere

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 5 responses

  • 44% Study groups
  • 33% Class
  • 11% Port sky
  • 11% Clubs

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 5 responses

  • 60% Eager to succeed and make a name of their own
  • 20% Studious
  • 20% Rude, Ratchet, nasty


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