From the School

The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford takes students beyond: beyond the classroom by offering internships and research opportunities; beyond the degree by providing a robust Career Services Office and an informal alumni network; beyond 9 to 5 by offering an active student life, a friendly residence life environment, excellent athletic and cultural facilities, and a wide range of recreational opportunities; beyond place by providing a liberal arts education that exposes students to the world and offering students many study-abroad opportunities; and beyond students' expectations by giving them a college experience that will transform them.

Students at Pitt-Bradford live and learn on a safe, intimate campus, where they receive individual and personalized attention from committed professors who work side by side with them. And, they earn a degree from the University of Pittsburgh, which commands respect around the world.

Overview

Applicants
1,599
Acceptance Rate
65%
Average HS GPA
3.18

GPA Breakdown

16%
Over 3.75
16%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
28%
2.50 - 2.99
8%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
420 - 550
SAT Math
440 - 550
ACT Composite
18 - 23

Other Admission Factors

Non-Academic

Level of applicant's interest

Overall

From The School

The academic programs stress critical-thinking skills and communication and encourage hands-on learning through field experience, internships, and faculty-student collaboration on research. A Pitt-Bradford bachelor's degree requires 120-128 credit hours (requirements differ slightly among programs). Students must complete between 60 and 70 credit hours to earn an associate's degree.

The biology program prepares students for careers in health-related professions; education; research; field work; with companies that produce food, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and biotechnology; and technical positions with governmental agencies. Most students interested in medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, osteopathy, optometry, physical therapy, occupational therapy, podiatry, chiropractic medicine, veterinary medicine, pre-clinical dietetics and nutrition, and a variety of careers in health and rehabilitation sciences, are biology majors.

Students in the broadcast communications, English, public relations, and writing programs work on the student newspaper, The Source; broadcast over the college radio station, WDRQ: and publish original works in the student literary magazine, Baily's Beads. Students also have access to a state-of-the-art electronic newsroom, radio studio, television studio, and video editing room with analog and digital technology.

The business management program places a strong emphasis on teaching practical applications; courses often focus on cases taken from real business situations. Students may concentrate in accounting, finance, international business or management information systems.

The criminal justice program provides opportunities for hands-on learning through the university's Crime Scene Investigation House, where students can solve mock crime scenes using many of the same tools as professional law enforcement agents; and internships with local and regional police departments, county courts and probation offices, and a federal prison.

The Early Level Education Pre K-4 and secondary education majors prepare students for careers as teachers in a world of rapid political, economic, scientific and cultural change. The Education Department seeks to graduate students who have general knowledge and specific content knowledge, as well as sound theory and practice.

The nursing program at Pitt-Bradford offers an associate of science degree that can be completed in two years, and the bachelor of science in nursing that requires two more years. Students may commence this program on completion of the ASN. The University also offers a School Nurse Certification program for registered nurses who wish to work in the school system.

In psychology, students gain knowledge in the scientific and theoretical aspects of psychology as well as the application of this knowledge. The major prepares students for graduate work in psychology and related disciplines and for employment in social service agencies, mental health centers, industries, and not-for-profit and governmental agencies.

Students may relocate to another university campus to complete academic programs not offered at Pitt-Bradford. They may earn no more than 70 credits before transferring. All students in the arts and sciences may relocate provided they are students in good standing. Engineering students may relocate if they maintain quality point average of at least 2.5.

Students Say

The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford “is a cozy campus nestled in rural Pennsylvania” that has “the small town feel with the big city name” and “a friendly environment that encourages students to stay.” At UPB, “Education comes first. No matter the school activity, exceptions are made in order to complete school work.” Students rave about the familial atmosphere, which is “friendly, welcoming, and accepting of all types.” “My school is all about bringing everyone together and making them feel like family,” says one Criminal Justice major. This cozy campus is small enough that “you never get lost and you have a very good way to access your professors if needed.” UPB’s “small learning community” is a place “where you know almost everyone and the people are very friendly.” The small sizes of classes “are a major strength.” “The professors at this university are extremely well versed in their specific fields of study” and “are very easy to engage in for help.” One student reports that “Professors recognize when students try and reward them appropriately no good deed goes unnoticed.” The teaching methods are “interactive” and students feel “a part of the learning rather than just a fly on the wall.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
157
with Terminal Degree
66

82
Men
75
Women
15
Minority
4
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
60%
Graduate in 5 years
94%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Terminal Associate
Transfer Associate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Internship

Prominent Alumni


Jill Slike Owen
Medical Doctor - BRMC- Bradford, PA

Carolyn Boser Newhouse
President, Super-User Technologies - Bradford, PA

Jennifer Lewke
TV reporter - WSYR - Syracuse, NY

John B. Hinckley
Medical doctor - ER, Doctor's Hospital-Columbus OH

Sean P. Barbabella
Flight Surgeon - US Navy

Thomas Lucas
Director ESPN - Bristol, CT

Tamra Merryman
VP - UPMC - Pittsburgh, PA

Overview

From The School

We know the impact a Pitt-Bradford education can have on your future. That's why we work so hard to make that education affordable. Our tuition and housing fees are competitive compared to other area institutions, and we offer a wide variety of meritand need-based scholarships to qualified students. Therefore, Pitt-Bradford's 1,500 students earn their degree at a cost that is roughly 10 percent of what their peers at a private college pay. More than 90 percent of our students receive some form of financial aid through grants, loans, work study, or scholarships. In fact, for the 2011-12 school year, the average award was $17,200 for Pennsylvania students and $19,500 for out-of-state students.

Full-time tuition for the two-term academic year in 2012-13 is $11,970 for Pennsylvania residents and $22,366 for out-of-state students. Tuition for students in the nursing program is $15,334 for Pennsylvania residents and $28,523 for nonresidents.

A double-occupancy room for the year is $4,920. A full meal plan per year is $3,168. Students must also pay yearly fees: $170 activity fee, $350 computer fee, $100 health fee, and a $140 recreation fee. On average, students spend about $500 per term on books and supplies.

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
89
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,167

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,313

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,136

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$34,604

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
89%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$9,167

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$12,208
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$22,812
Required Fees
$870
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,152

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,180
Transportation for Commuters
$1,272

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College Aid Gift
Need-Based Federal Pell Grant
Need-Based Private Sch Grant
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Sch Grant

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

From The School

There are more than 40 clubs and organizations, ranging from the campus radio station and newspaper to academic clubs, honor societies, fraternities and sororities.

Because Pitt-Bradford is a personalized campus, opportunities for leadership abound. Many students become campus leaders as early as their sophomore year. Regardless of your background or interests, you will find many places to become involved as a student at Pitt-Bradford.

The Student Activities Council schedules comedy performances, lectures, art exhibits, movies, and trips to such places as Toronto, Canada; Niagara Falls, N.Y.; Cooperstown, N.Y.; and New York City.

Students Say

“Country town = country people” at UPB. Most students “are from the area so mostly all of us know what the area is like and how to have fun.” “A lot of people actually come from surrounding areas such as Philly and New Jersey,” one student says, while also noting that “there are many people studying abroad here or from other countries such as China.” Your typical student “lives on campus, is friendly, usually is involved in a sport or intramurals, and can get along with anyone.” “At Pitt Bradford you are a person with a name a face and people are going to know you, you’re not just a number,” a Criminal Justice major explains. UPB is an easy place to make connections, as “all students here need to do is say ‘Hi’ to another student and you can be instant friends.” “I've learned that all you really have to do is introduce yourself and find something in common with them,” another student confirms.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,481
Out of State
15%

International
3%
Foreign Countries Represented
13

Demographics

1.96%
Asian
10.48%
African-American
3.77%
Hispanic
76.24%
Caucasian
5.31%
Unknown
3.35%
International

55% female
45% male
15% are out of state
92% are full time
8% are part time

Overview

From The School

Pitt-Bradford is nestled in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains and only steps away from the Allegheny National Forest.

Pitt-Bradford also is a short drive from larger cities such as Buffalo, N.Y., 80 miles to the north; Pittsburgh, 160 miles to the southeast; and Erie, PA, 90 miles to the west. Pitt-Bradford can also be reach easily by car and plane.

Students Say

“Life at school is always entertaining” at The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, although “since it is a smaller campus in a rural setting, you have to create your own fun.” For example, students enjoy “bowling for fun, or play paintball” and “people are always out and about playing pick up games of football, sand volleyball, soccer, and basketball.” “There are clubs for most majors and for a vast majority of interests from MMA to Anime to Star Wars,” one student explains. “For fun, people mainly hang out together” in this “tight-knit community.” On campus there “are a lot of activities put on by the school and by the large number of clubs” from “an open mic night to a drag show we had last year!” Off campus, “the town does have a lot of events though and that brings the college students out into the community!”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
65%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
71
First-Year Students living on campus
85%

Campus Environment
Village
Fire safety rating
85

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
63
Number of Honor Societies
7

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
1

4% join a fraternity
4% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

7% participate in intramural sports
14% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Panthers)
7 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Women's Sports (Panthers)
7 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: St. Bonaventure University

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
52

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
No

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
95%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple, Lenovo

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Alex Nazemetz
Director of Admissions

Address
300 Campus Drive
Bradford, PA 16701

Phone
814-362-7555

Email
nazemetz@pitt.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Sport and Fitness Center
The Commons
Student apartments
Blaisdell Hall (Fine Arts Building)
Smart classrooms

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Allegheny National Forest
Holiday Valley Ski Resort
Allegheny Reservoir
Kinzua Dam

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Scheduled throughout the year.

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@upb.pitt.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Bradford Regional Airport Buffalo International Airport Pittsburgh Airport Fullington Trailways (bus)

Driving Instructions to Campus
http://www.upb.pitt.edu/MapsAndDirections.aspx

Local Accommodations
Best Western - 100 Davis Street South (814) 362-4501 http:/book.bestwestern.com Dinner, Heated Outdoor Pool 112 Rooms, Two Room Jacuzzi and Family Suites Major Credit Cards Accepted Comfort Inn - 76 Elm Street (814) 368-6772 Continental Breakfast 48 Rooms,Facilities include an indoor pool Air conditioning, non-smoking rooms and handicap accessible rooms available Desoto Holiday House - 515 South Avenue (814) 362-4511 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 70 Rooms,Swimming Pool, Cocktail Lounge Golf Driving Range Major Credit Cards Accepted Heritage Suites - 139 Minard Run Rd (814) 362-6820 http://www.heritagesuitesel.com/index.html 16 rooms (all suites) Kitchenettes, free continential breakfast, secure wireless internet ***For a complete listing see the Bradford Phone Directory, or call Conference Services at (814) 362- 0990
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Key Stats

1,599
Applicants
1,481
Size
65%
Acceptance Rate
980
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists