Johnstown, PA
Tuition (in-state)
$23,288 ($12,892)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
Branch Campus Of
University of Pittsburgh
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Reviews 338 total reviews with an average rating of 3.2

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4 College Student

Diversity: It is diverse, but I'm not very close with many people.

3 College Student

Computers: Everything is okay except for the reliability of the wireless.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love this school because of the beautiful campus, small classes, great professors and the many people you can meet.

1 person found this useful Report
College Sophomore

Athletics: I have not went to an athletic event. I am usually not there when they occur, but I feel like they would be very fun to be at.

College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I do not take part in these activities but I see many drinking. As for other drugs I have no input.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many varieties of places. I love it!

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: I live with an international student and really enjoy it. I also have many friends who are different religions then myself and have different political beliefs.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I really enjoy the dorms and living with my roommates. We have a lot of room, keep it clean, and enjoy talking with people in the lobby.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: I enjoy the food options we have on campus. I would like more variety though, especially in the cafeteria.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The Greek have many housing opportunities. I went to a dance party at a fraternity once and had lots of fun. They are very nice.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I file for the FAFSA which helps me to pay for school. But I have not very much luck finding scholarships.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I love living on campus so I have no information on off campus housing. However, if I did live off campus I would be concerned with parking when going to classes on campus.

College Sophomore

Nightlife: I study at night and go home on the weekends to visit family.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I know if I ever need someone they will be there.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Everyone is different and has their own style and groups. There is a place for everyone if you are willing to look.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: I love my major at my school because the teachers are amazing, and since it is a smaller school we have more one on one interactions and more opportunities to act as a team.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Its not too strict but not that lenient either.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I lived off campus for a year and it was great.

4 College Junior

Computers: The computers are fast and accessible to me at any time. i dont experience too many problems at all.

1 College Student

Weather: Driving up there is the worst and they hardly close, so if you decide to come here be ready for bad conditions

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Student

Computers: Its OK but their work on getting wireless thought out the campus but beside that everything runs smoothly

5 College Student

Health & Safety: The safety is the best they do the best they can do in order to keep people safe

3 College Student

Nightlife: I dont really know i commute so i dont stay up there

5 College Student

Campus Housing: The whole campus is good. There is really nothing wrong with the campus and i would recommand people to come to UPJ

3 College Student

Transportation: Im not sure i commute to school but from the buses that come around their on time


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Sherry Branson
San Diego, CA
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Pitt–Johnstown is an excellent school for the student that likes the small-town feel. A beautiful oasis in a small and poverty-stricken city, students enjoy the perks of fresh air, green scenery, and personal attention from instructors. Most of the classrooms are small like the ones at your high school; only a few are located in large lecture halls.  Also, despite the remote location, the Galleria mall and Wal-Mart are each a short drive or bus ride away.

That being said, Pitt–Johnstown might not be an excellent choice for students who wish to play popular varsity sports like football (which is nonexistent at UPJ), have a large selection of activities to choose from, or who wish to have a wide range of major options. Most of the students at UPJ major in education, and a large percentage of the rest consists of computer science or engineering majors. Those who do not enjoy a quiet atmosphere or a relatively homogeneous student population would be best off applying to a larger school such as the University of Pittsburgh's main campus. But Pitt–Johnstown is a good option for those who feel the opposite, and for those financially struggling Johnstown residents who want to attend a decent four-year college but cannot afford to dorm at a far-off campus.

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