Why Penn State Mont Alto

Penn State Mont Alto offers a small and inclusive community where you will receive a world-class Penn State education in a personalized environment. Our academic offerings cover in-demand fields, including nursing, business, and project and supply chain management. We work together to give back to the University, the communities we serve, and the world, whether that’s through service learning, community service, or our entrepreneurship innovation hub, the Mont Alto LaunchBox.

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Enroll in one of our nine four-year or seven two-year degree offerings or take advantage of our 2+2 plan and begin nearly any of Penn State’s 275+ majors here before transitioning to another campus, like University Park. No matter which major matches your interest, you’ll be backed by the strength of the Penn State network, our top-ranked research enterprise, faculty experts, and more than 775,000 alumni worldwide ready to open doors to future opportunities.

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A Vibrant Community

At Penn State Mont Alto, you can be an engaged member of a vibrant campus community. Whether you live on or off campus, you can get involved in more than twenty-five clubs and organizations including THON (the largest student-run philanthropy in the world), student government, and alternative spring break. We also offer twelve intercollegiate athletics teams, various intramural sports, and dozens of student activities held on campus throughout the year including multicultural events, leadership development programs, guest speakers, and more.

Our location in south central Pennsylvania offers plenty of outdoor recreational activities, including hiking, mountain biking, and kayaking within driving distance to Harrisburg, Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia.