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Reviews 394 total reviews with an average rating of 3.2

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Basically what I expected college to be like.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The campus is very nice and so is everyone there. There is a wide variety of things to do on campus, it's very fun. Also the teachers seem very good.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: rock wall, game room, lots of helpful people

2 College Junior

Overall Experience: It's very disorganized and hard to work with.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Great school with a close knit student body surrounded by a lot of nature. The students are all very kind and the professors are very fair and also kind. Overall a great experience coming from a student who went to a very small high school.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I honestly love UPJ. It is the perfect college experience

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: UPJ is great!! The campus is laid out with easy access to all classes in a short time. The campus is just outside of Johnstown enough to be surrounded by beautiful trees but not to far away where you can go shop and go see the sites of Johnstown. The staff is really nice and helps you out with anything that you need or have questions about. There is several choices for meals, which are all in the Student Union on the top floor. I would choose UPJ again because it is a highly rated school in the area and with a Pitt degree, you can make more money on average then some other schools. UPJ is unique because, it use to be a ski resort before University of Pittsburgh bought it to expand their campus all over Pennsylvania.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Ive got to move away from home and meet a lot of new friends. Also my professor's for my majors teach really well

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Off-Campus Dining options are reasonable. For a relatively small town, Pitt-Johnstown is located near quite a few restaurants. Most of which are chain restaurants (Chili's, Applebees, Five Guys, Panera, Sheetz, etc.), but the quality of their food is consistent and very good.

4 College Senior

Administration: All the administrative offices (Financial Aid Office, Business Office, Registrar's Office, etc.) are all VERY kind and helpful. The personnel treated me with respect, answered my questions honestly, or worked to find an answer if they didn't know for sure.

4 College Senior

Scholarships: Not only was it easy for me to get my financial aid package, the Financial Aid Office was very helpful. The school even gave me a $5,000/year scholarship!

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3 College Senior

Campus Food: Although the food is a bit expensive, the portions are very large. The cafeteria is all-you-can-eat, and the Tuck Shop's Subway, grille, and mexican places offer substantial portions.

3 College Freshman

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

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3 College Freshman

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

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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.

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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.

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.


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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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