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Altoona

Altoona is a third class city in Blair County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is the principal city of the Altoona Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). The population was 46,320 at the time of the 2010 Census, making it the tenth most populous city in Pennsylvania. The Altoona MSA includes all of Blair County and was recorded as having a population of 127,089 at the 2010 Census, around 100,000 of which live within a 5-mile (8.0 km) radius of the Altoona city center according to U.S. Census zip code population data. This includes the adjacent boroughs of Hollidaysburg and Duncansville, adjacent townships of Logan, Allegheny, Blair, Frankstown, Antis, and Tyrone, as well as nearby boroughs of Bellwood and Newry.

Having grown around the railroad industry, the city is currently working to recover from industrial decline and urban decentralization experienced in recent decades. The city is home to the Altoona Curve baseball team of the Double A Eastern League, which is the Double A affiliate of the Major League Baseball team Pittsburgh Pirates. It also houses the 75+ year-old Altoona Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Teresa Cheung. Prominent landmarks include the Horseshoe Curve, the Railroaders Memorial Museum, the Juniata Shops of the Altoona Works, the Mishler Theatre, the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, and the Jaffa Shrine Center.

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Schools in and around Altoona, PA

Name
The Salon Professional Academy
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center
Less than 2 years (below associate); Public
Altoona Beauty School Inc
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona
Four or more years; Public; $19,548 average out-state tuition; $12,776 average in-state tuition
YTI Career Institute-Altoona
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Mount Aloysius College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $17,930 average out-state tuition; $17,930 average in-state tuition
Saint Francis University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $26,758 average out-state tuition; $26,758 average in-state tuition

Altoona, PA Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
UAS7 International Study and Internship Program in Germany Varies October 01, 2016