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University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg: Narrative Description


1150 Mount Pleasant Rd.
Greensburg, PA 15601-5860
Tel: (724)837-7040
Admissions: (724)836-9880
Fax: (724)836-9901
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-related, 4-year, coed. Part of University of Pittsburgh System. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: 219-acre small town campus with easy access to Pittsburgh. Endowment: $523,014. Educational spending 2003-04: $2567 per student. Total enrollment: 1,860. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 1,359 applied, 69% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 33% from top quarter, 82% from top half. 1 National Merit Scholar, 2 class presidents, 3 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,657 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 203 students, 50% women, 50% men. Students come from 10 states and territories, 1 other country, 1% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Hispanic, 2% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 15% 25 or older, 35% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; psychology; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Seton Hill College, other units of the University of Pittsburgh, Westmoreland County Community College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, interview. Required for some: recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. One-time mandatory fee: $200. State resident tuition: $9330 full-time, $313 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $19,200 full-time. Mandatory fees: $630 full-time, $113 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $6960. College room only: $4870. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 45 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Circle K, Freshmen Honor Society-Phi Eta Sigma, Senior Honor Society-Phi Kappa Phi, Student Activities Board. Major annual events: annual luau, Spring Weekend, volunteerism. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 600 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Millstein Library with 75,000 books, 418 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $350,800. 400 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.

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