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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 fun, by offering an active student life, a friendly residence life environment, excellent athletic and cultural facilities, and a wide range of recreational opportunities; beyond smart, 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, because Pitt-Bradford is a regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh, students earn a degree from the University of Pittsburgh, which commands respect around the world.

Learn more at http://www.upb.pitt.edu/About/

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Overview

Applicants
2,852
Acceptance Rate
49%
Average HS GPA
3.30

GPA Breakdown

24%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
24%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49

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Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
490 - 590
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
480 - 570
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
20 - 24

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Non-Academic

Level of applicant's interest

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
16:1
Total Faculty
154
with Terminal Degree
61

79
Men
75
Women
16
Minority
8
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
35%
Graduate in 5 years
42%
Graduate in 6 years
46%

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication.
  • Radio and Television.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer Science.
  • Information Science/Studies.
  • Information Technology.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching.
  • Education, General.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.

  • ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS.

  • Petroleum Technology/Technician.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Chemical Engineering.
  • Civil Engineering, General.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Science.
  • Engineering, General.
  • Industrial Engineering.
  • Mechanical Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • Creative Writing.
  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Athletic Training/Trainer.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
  • Rehabilitation Science.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.
  • Forensic Science and Technology.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Applied Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Biological and Physical Sciences.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other.
  • Physical Sciences.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Economics, General.
  • International Relations and Affairs.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Social Sciences, General.
  • Social Sciences, Other.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Visual and Performing Arts, General.


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.”

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

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty

Jeff Guterman
associate professor of communications, Division of Communications and the Arts

Dr. Lauren Yaich
associate professor of biology, Division of Biological and Health Sciences

Dr. Yong-Zhuo Chen
professor of mathematics, Division of Physical and Computational Sciences

Betsy Matz
associate professor of business management, Division of Management and Education

Dr. Sam Fohr
professor of philosophy, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences

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

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
35%
Graduate in 5 years
42%
Graduate in 6 years
46%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

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

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$10,786

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$10,081

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,373

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
85%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$36,250

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$10,786

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$12,940
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$24,184
Required Fees
$960
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,496
Transportation for Commuters
$2,386

On-Campus Room and Board
$9,058
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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

Financial Aid Rating

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,340
Foreign Countries Represented
16

Demographics

2.22%
Asian
12.50%
African-American
5.14%
Hispanic
68.48%
Caucasian
5.21%
Unknown
2.91%
International

55% female
45% male
23% are out of state
92% are full time
8% are part time

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.

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
74%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
85%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed

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!”

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Disability Resources and Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Ms. Carma Horner

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

Cognitive functioning in aptitude, achievement, information processing areas.

Documentation Required for ADHD

Diagnosis per DSM-5, Aptitude Cognitive Ability, Achievement, Executive Functioning, Memory Behavior Rating Scales

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
60
Number of Honor Societies
7

Number of Social Sororities
2
Number of Religious Organizations
1

4% join a fraternity
1% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

13% participate in intramural sports
15% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Panthers)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Ice Hockey
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

Sustainability

77/99

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple, Lenovo

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Alex Nazemetz
Assoc VP-Enroll Mgmt & Dir 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 Holiday Inn Express - 30 Tarport Drive Extension 814/362-7090 Breakfast Buffet Indoor pool fitness center guest laundry service free Wi-Fi ***For a complete listing see the Bradford Phone Directory, or call Conference Services at (814) 362- 0990


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