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University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown: Narrative Description


450 Schoolhouse Rd.
Johnstown, PA 15904-2990
Tel: (814)269-7000
Free: 800-765-4875
Admissions: (814)269-7050
Fax: (814)269-7044
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State-related, 4-year, coed. Part of University of Pittsburgh System. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1927. Setting: 650-acre suburban campus with easy access to Pittsburgh. Total enrollment: 3,209. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 3,018 applied, 95% were admitted. 12% from top 10% of their high school class, 33% from top quarter, 70% from top half. 8 valedictorians. Full-time: 2,946 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 263 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 11 states and territories, 1 other country, 1% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.03% international, 8% 25 or older, 76% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 77% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; engineering/engineering technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. 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, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at members of the Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, 3 recommendations. Required for some: interview. Placement: SAT or ACT required for some. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

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: $642 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program and student level. Part-time tuition varies according to program and student level. College room and board: $5930. 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: 65 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 7% of eligible men and 6% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: student radio station, Student Senate, Programming Board, dance ensemble. Major annual events: Homecoming, Greek Week, Welcome Back Daze. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing designed to accommodate 1,720 students; 1,963 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Owen Library with 145,507 books, 20,718 microform titles, 450 serials, 711 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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