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Reviews 743 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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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

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: It could be better in my opinion.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: There are a lot of opportunities if you look for them.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Many students think that a degree is worth more up at University Park, but the truth is, both degrees have the Penn State name and logo printed on them.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I live off campus in a house, but I have not heard the best things about on campus housing.

2 College Junior

Greek Life: I am not fond of the people I know who participate in Greek life. Many of my friends agree with me.

3 College Junior

Athletics: I'm not too big into athletics. However, I know that our athletic facilities could be better and fortunately they are being worked on now to increase the usefulness of the facility.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Penn State Altoona has many opportunities open for their current students and they are constantly working on making more opportunities available.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drug usage happens at parties. Students will not get criticized if they do not want to use them.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Personal safety is comforting on campus. The university police officers will assist you when you do not feel safe. If a student does not feel safe walking on campus then there are blue colored polls for emergencies. I feel very safe walking around all parts of this campus.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The class styles vary with each professor. Many professors help and educate their students as much as they can. The courses are very interesting.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Receiving a degree from this school could show many qualities in a person. The alumni network will help connect to future job opportunities also.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The on campus housing options are very good. The social atmosphere varies between housing dormitories. In my opinion, the coat is excessive. On top of housing costs, students have to pay for laundry, which is unfortunate.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life has made a difference on and off campus. Greek life has helped to raise money and encourage donations, along with many other activities and services they do. They do not exclude non-greek students from activities.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletics in my school are not a big part of the student body's involvement. However, on the occasion of athletic games some students do attend and support our university's team.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My school has given me opportunities that many schools cannot give to their students. I would chose this school again due to the student to teacher ratios and the experiences that I have made here.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Classes are usually small and intimate. Professors are helpful if you have any problems with the material. I really enjoy my classes.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Penn state students usually can find a job after graduation.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: There is always room for improvement but we do not have a lot of cases and there are always programs and awareness on the subject on the campus.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I haven't been in all of the campus houses but the ones I have been to are nice and newer. They are spacious with lots of room.


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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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