University of Pittsburgh at Bradford: Narrative Description

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300 Campus Dr.
Bradford, PA 16701-2812
Tel: (814)362-7500
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State-related, 4-year, coed. Part of University of Pittsburgh System. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: 170-acre small town campus with easy access to Buffalo. Endowment: $11.9 million. Research spending 2003-04: $1.7 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $2172 per student. Total enrollment: 1,460. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 1,653 applied, 96% were admitted. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 21% from top quarter, 61% from top half. Full-time: 1,073 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 387 students, 75% women, 25% men. Students come from 16 states and territories, 12% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 22% 25 or older, 47% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 68% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences and history; business/marketing; parks and recreation. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at St. Bonaventure University, University of Pittsburgh. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, recommendations, interview. Required for some: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $9330 full-time, $333 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $19,200 full-time, $685 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $650 full-time, $95 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. College room and board: $6344. College room only: $3600. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 38 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 8% of eligible men and 6% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Student Activities Board, The Source (student newspaper), Alpha Phi Omega (national service fraternity), WDRQ (student radio station). Major annual events: Alumni Weekend, Winter Weekend, Spring Fling. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing designed to accommodate 524 students; 586 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. T. Edward and Tullah Hanley Library with 88,969 books, 14,471 microform titles, 342 serials, 4,167 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $16,258. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.