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Reviews 436 total reviews with an average rating of 3.2

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Love it here at UPJ. Couldn't ask for a better school. Professor are willing to help you with anything, wether it be class or career related and they can give you their past experiences as well.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Willing to help you with anything and very easy to talk to them.

2 College Junior

Campus Housing: Personally on campus was the worst for housing. Overpriced and very small for what you are paying for.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life was slowly been going away here on campus.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Nice facilities to use, but equipment is kinda hard to get a hold of when there is a lot of people.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Love the class size. Our class size is relatively small for being a branch campus, on average of 20-25 students per teacher. Quiet campus not busy like most main campuses. Experience has been great here!

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: good just to expensive for a 12 foot by 12 foot room

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I like college i do not mind it but i just wish my school was more involved on campus. a lot of students are commuters and go home on the weekends because there is not much to do on campus.

2 College Junior

Greek Life: A good number of Greeks are nice to me. I was invited to go to one tonight, but I kept on thinking of the prom scene from Carrie, where she gets pig blood dumped on her. I don't really trust Greeks. I don't trust big groups of people who spend a lot of time together. Seems more like a cult.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Sports aren't as important as athletics, they are two separate things here. You'll always see people using the Wellness Center gym or the gym in their residence, but there are more gym rats here than actual jocks.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Like a concert, the worst thing about the school are the people you're attending it with. The students are either dissatisfied kids from middle class homes in urban areas (often times sent her by Pitt main after seeking Oakland admission), rednecks working towards an engineering degree, socially inept, or people who strongly benefit from the 90% acceptance rate. I will say it is an improvement to my rural home, but I am happiest in the company of my professors or my fellow employees in campus food services.

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I know of two people who were raped, of twelve sexually assaulted, and one physically hurt by a boy who asked her out and all she said was no and that she has a boyfriend. The boy is friends with her boyfriend. This campus seems safe until your friend tells you what happened. These people don't report because they were intoxicated, scared, or don't think that they matter.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I had one horrible, three okay, and one fantastic professors this past semester. Class size is generally small unless you have a gened that nearly everyone has to take. Algebra is one of them where there were roughly forty or fifty people in the class. In my poetry class, there are only thriteen kids.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I LOVED my dorm hall. Laurel is close to the student union and Biddle (where most of my classes are held) and the people here are all generally nice. My RD and RAs are great (Krupa, Erin, and Kara). The rooms are a good size. There are quite a few storage areas. The only downfall is that the hot water goes cold at least once a month for a week at a time. There could be more washers/dryers. That would be beneficial.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I formed a lot of bonds between friends and professors and that can be difficult when you leave your hometown to go to a school four hours away with only one other person that goes to the same school. I only ever see the kid in passing now. This place has a lot of people that are close-minded though and are willing to use you for alcohol, drugs, or just because they're bored. I'm lucky that I found my best friends the first day - one being my roommate. Some professors are outstandingly disrespectful and then there are the ones that have helped me and guided me through my time here- Schwerer. He's an amazing professor.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Its okay could be better

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Don't know a lot. more frats then anything

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I do not know a lot

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: A beautiful campus with an amazing teaching staff

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life isn't that big of a deal. It is kind of difficult to get into if you don't know somebody that is in it.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: The sports teams at my school are supported by some but not all. There have been some legal incidents with a team in the past which has made students not want to support them. When there is a big rival game students may attend but its not really a big deal.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far I have had some okay experiences at my school. My academic adviser is somewhat helpful but it is very hard to schedule a time to see her. I've had some bad experiences with some of the academic offices because they would either not know the answers to the questions I asked or point me in the wrong direction to get an answer.

2 College Junior

Greek Life: really not into the greek life on campus. really doesnt affect the campus in my opinion.

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3 College Junior

Athletics: athletics at the school is not a big deal

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus, and the campus police are always seen on campus patrolling the area. There are very, very few campus crimes and personal safety is always put first.

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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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