The Best & Worst

Altoona, PA
Tuition (in-state)
$20,794 ($13,900)
Admission Difficulty
Branch Campus Of
Penn State
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Best Of

Highest Grades

  1. 1
    Being able to take in the beauty of nature while studying
  2. 2
    Cheaper than private school
  3. 3
    Friendly professors
  4. 4
    Intimate atmosphere
  5. 5
    Knowledgeable teachers
  6. 6
    Local scenery
  7. 7
    Small class sizes
  8. 8
    Friendships you make here
  9. 9
    The library
  10. 10
    Students can ride Amtran buses for free.

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
84% of students return after their first year.
Knowledgeable Professors
84% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
73% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Accepting Campus Community
53% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Highly Satisfied Students
89% of students surveyed would make the same school choice if they could do it all over again.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
58% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Strong Alumni Network
50% of students surveyed said the alumni network is very strong and involved in activities on campus.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.

Worst Of

Lowest Grades

  1. 1
    No late-night food options
  2. 2
    No late-night activities
  3. 3
    Campus dining gets repetitive.
  4. 4
    Dry campus
  5. 5
    Lack of nightlife, especially for underage students
  6. 6
    Lots of local businesses close early.
  7. 7
  8. 8
    Some dorm rooms are small.
  9. 9
  10. 10
    Lack of air conditioning in some dorms

Facts & Statistics

Not Much Diversity
One of the least racially diverse campuses-only 18% of students are minorities.
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