Welcome to Penn State Altoona!

Whether you're a prospective student, a current student, a parent or family member, an alum, or a member of the community attending a cultural or athletic event, we encourage you to take a stroll around our beautiful campus and explore the surrounding communities.

The Nittany Lion standing behind some flowers

Admissions Visits

Get to know Penn State Altoona by visiting us. On-campus visits for students and their families include a presentation and a campus tour. Virtual visit opportunities are also available.

Actor Rainn Wilson speaks at Penn State Altoona

Speakers and Events

Penn State Altoona's Distinguished Speaker Series brings high-profile speakers to campus, including Rainn Wilson (The Office), Sean Astin (Goonies, Rudy, Lord of the Rings, Stranger Things), Madeleine Albright (the first woman to hold the office of Secretary of State), and others. College offices and academic programs host other events and speakers throughout the year, many of which are open to the public and available at no or little cost. Visit the college's calendar for a complete listing of upcoming events.

Ivyside Dance Ensemble

Explore the Arts

Penn State Altoona offers numerous opportunities to explore the arts, including two dance ensembles, vocal ensembles, a jazz band, visual art gallery exhibits, and readings of poetry and prose. Many of these performances and exhibits take place in the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts, home of the 400-seat Wolf Kuhn Theatre and the Sheetz and McLanahan art galleries.

A Penn State Altoona baseball player up at bat

Explore Athletics

Penn State Altoona is affiliated with Divison III of the NCAA and a member of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference. We offer opportunities for student-athletes in seventeen men's and women's sports, including baseball, basketball, bowling, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, and wrestling. We also offer additional recreation and club sport opportunities.