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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There are many different types of guys on campus, and if you can't find one you like here, that's okay. There are plenty at University Park you might like, or just somewhere else.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: All girls take noticeable time on their appearance. Guys just wear whatever they want.

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Girls tend to flock in small groups or just like one or two. Guy aren't always the most outgoing, it all depends on where you are and where you go. Many people are judgmental.. kinda feels like high school all over again

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Guys and girls have good great relationships with each other

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: A LOT of cute girls here, basically whatever you're into there's at least 20 girls like that here. There mostly really sociable, and quick to give out their numbers (among other things) if they like you :) lol

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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
47%
Male Undergrads
53%
Birth Control Available?
Yes
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 26 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 26 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 31 responses

  • 21% Casual dating at your school
  • 19% None
  • 15% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 15% Long-distance relationship
  • 9% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 6% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 4% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 4% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school
  • 4% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 2% Long-term relationship with someone at your school

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 17 responses

  • 41% Parties
  • 18% Class
  • 15% Clubs
  • 15% Port sky
  • 6% Nowhere
  • 6% Gym

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 15 responses

  • 35% Class
  • 26% Clubs
  • 21% Study groups
  • 15% Port sky
  • 3% Library

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 12 responses

  • 67% Eager to succeed and make a name of their own
  • 17% Basic
  • 8% Studious
  • 8% Rude, Ratchet, nasty

How accepting is LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) dating life on campus?    Based on 15 responses

  • 27% There are lots of openly-dating LGBT couples. It is widely accepted.
  • 60% There are some openly-dating LGBT couples. A lot of people accept it.
  • 7% There are almost no openly-dating LGBT couples. Most people don't accept it.
  • 7% You won't see any LGBT couples on campus. It is widely not accepted.

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 32 responses

  • 16% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
  • 59% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 19% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 6% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.

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