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Reviews 762 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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3 College Junior

Athletics: Penn State Altoona is a D3 school with little sports activity. People do actively travel to the main campus do participate in sporting events there.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Penn State Altoona is a good school, with a diverse population, however school spirit and greek life are lacking here.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: We are supporitve of others.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: There was a lack of Student Athlete support

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It was hard to feel or get involved.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors do what they can to help you succeed, and class sizes are good making it easier for professors to interact with students independently too.

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I don't really hear much about this

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe walking on campus, but would much rather be with people later at night, just in case.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Live off campus, but from what I hear dorms aren't too bad if you live in spruce or cedar.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Have some friends that were involved in this, but I wouldn't chose it for myself.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I was on a sports team my freshman year and I wasn't a big fan of how they were ran. I'm not playing next year if that says anything.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Small school atmosphere. People are nice and very welcoming. I would choose it again because I love being apart of the Penn State family.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Police station is extremely close to school.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: If you enjoy laid back school. This is the one for you

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Not really have heard a lot about internships

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: They need to be more clean and RA's need to care more about their job.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: We only have 3 greek life

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I don't really pay attention with the department

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I just ended my first year, so can't fully judge yet

2 College Student

Academics: Lack of transportation creates an environment of disconnect. Public trans is horrible 2 hours on bus to get to a mall

3 College Student

Drug Safety: It seems to be a problem on other campuses as well

4 College Student

Health & Safety: No you surroundings travel in groups

3 College Student

Overall Experience: To some it's just a paycheck

3 College Student

Overall Experience: Opens the doors to all possibilities

3 College Student

Campus Housing: Off campus housing next semester


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The overall experience at Penn State Altoona is a great one for most, and many say that the campus has exceeded their expectations. The smaller campus is great—and if you’re concerned about a smaller campus equaling a small-minded student body, don’t be. The Penn State Altoona campus is a perfect balance of size and personality, and the atmosphere allows for people to get to know one another in a number of situations. This is a place where friendships bloom and flourish to their fullest extent, and are then kept up long after graduation.

The professors at Penn State Altoona are all very open about their research, and each one is excited to be teaching. All the professors are real intellectuals, and they have such an abundance of knowledge in their field, as well as many other topics. And they are helpful to all students, regardless of whether you know them well or are taking one class with them. At college, students learn the most from the people who assign the textbooks, not the actual textbooks themselves (although some professors at Penn State Altoona write their own textbooks), and this University is no different.

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