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Reviews 397 total reviews with an average rating of 3.2

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3 College Freshman

Administration: The campus seems to go by what is obviously right and wrong.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received the help I needed, but could have had more help.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I'm not much of a night owl, so this isn't something I get to experience often.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is good and the Tuck is very convenient.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Don't bother eating on campus, it is not worth it! The food will make you sick and a lot of the students can't eat it because it makes them so sick.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: The campus it self has strict guidelines, but the RA's in the buildings really don't care as long as you are quiet.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: I only have friends in Greek and do not feel comfortable answering.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: A lot of the lights on campus go out and don't get replaced, since you are walking around in the dark in the woods it can be a little dangerous. In the winter time they don't clean the sidewalks so its even more dangerous.

Campus police are there, and are friendly...just don't ask them to do anything for you or ask them questions that "they aren't responsible for" cause then they can get a little mean.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are the same 5 restaurants and there is NO student points, that you pay for a meal plan and it can be used in the community. There are not a lot of delivery options and eating out can be pricey.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Some can be nice, some not so much. The closer you live to campus you should prepare for no peace and quiet on the weekends.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Freshman dorms are like prison cells, they are small and gross. The over the summer cleaning crew does not clean! so you have to hope that the people before you cleaned well. There is no air conditioning, which sucks for the 2 months of warm weather you will endure. The heat has no regulation to it so you either have it on or off there is nothing else to it. The showers are about 3 ft. X 3ft. so they are small! Also they are disgusting looking! The floors are laminated flooring and very cold. The hot water cuts out all the time. You will be taking a shower and its hot and then suddenly is like ice water coming out of the shower head. It also usually takes maintenance about 2 days to fix these problems.

2 College Sophomore

Local Area: There is a walmart, five below, sheets, and a small movie theater... but unless you escape johnstown on the weekends there isn't much to do.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: You will apply for 50 scholarships and get absolutely none of them!

2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Unless you know someone who either has a place at the commons or lives at the frat, don't bother going out.

2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I am a science major and getting a research opportunity unless you are teacher favorite is almost impossible.

They say that some 80% of students graduate but that doesn't include the 50% that will transfer before senior year.

I hate the freshman dorms they are gross, and not well suited to the students. No air conditioning, barely hot water, RA's really don't keep the noise down.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: Johnstown is Johnstown, you either love it or hate it there is no in-between

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Freshmen dorms are the worst. Unless you are a senior all the housing sucks because you basically always get last pick

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: You apply to many scholarships, but chances are you won't get picked for any.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not the biggest fan of having to pay for friends so I don't like the idea of Greek life. But Greek life on campus is great, everyone gets along, non-Greeks and Greeks there is almost no difference. Other Greeks get along.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: For a branch campus it's not that bad, but it's not great either. There is a lot of things to do on campus, if you are in a fraternity or sorority or clubs. But other than that you better find some hobbies.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is Denny's, Chilli's, Hoss's Five Guys, Chinese, sweet frogs and Panera that are close to campus, but it does get boring after a while

College Freshman

Campus Food: Unless you like eating salads every night, the food is gross. In the tuck shop the people who work at subway cannot even make the sandwich right, and the prices are extremely overpriced. In the cafe, the only good meals are the meals of the months. Every other time, you basically waste a meal because you walk in and walk right back out. The food is almost always cold or just barely warm because no one eats it so it just sits there and they do not replace it. There are also no nutritional facts anywhere.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Since we are a branch campus, we do not really indulge in sports. Hockey, basketball and baseball are probably the most popular.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It's in the middle of no where for one so you are safe from the general public. Overall campus safety is okay, you can walk outside in the dark and still be completely okay.

3 College Freshman

Administration: There are a few strict rules, for example drug use is not tolerated, but of course students still do it.

They do take academic dishonesty very seriously.

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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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