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University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

  • Bradford, PA
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Small
    setting
  • 55%45%
    student ratio
  • 1,481
    total students
  • $12,452 | $23,268
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 64%
    acceptance rate
  • Minimally Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 497
    sat math
  • 477
    sat reading
  • 454
    sat writing
  • 20
    act composite

Overview

Pitt-Bradford Encourages Students to go 'Beyond' a Traditional University Experience

The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford is a four-year institution in the University of Pittsburgh system. Affectionately known as Pitt-Bradford, the school has been named one of the best colleges in the Northeast and a Best Value College for 2012 by The Princeton Review and was named one of the 10 best regional campuses in the United States by TheBestColleges.org in 2013. Pitt-Bradford's tagline is 'Beyond,' and the school strives to create an educational experience that lives up to this unifying philosophy.

Students are encouraged to go beyond the usual university experience by becoming involved, challenging themselves, and developing into well-rounded individuals during their time at the school. Additionally, students receive a degree from the prestigious University of Pittsburgh, which Pitt-Bradford hopes will take its students "beyond" the usual opportunities available to recent college graduates.

Future-Oriented Curriculum Ensures that Students Gain Hands-On Experience to Further Their Careers

The curriculum at Pitt-Bradford is structured with a focus on academics and with a view to each student's future. This makes the university academically driven in all of its programs of study, and Pitt-Bradford helps students gain hands-on experience that is designed to give graduates an advantage when looking for prospective employers.

Students have the opportunity to participate in internships and research projects, which introduce them to the reality of the fields they have chosen to pursue. Additionally, the well-organized Career Services Office is available to help students with career counseling, interview practice, job listings databases, and alumni career network programs. This ensures that students are able to use their degree to their advantage upon graduation.

Pitt-Bradford Students Choose from Well-Crafted Degree Programs in 41 Major Areas of Study

Pitt-Bradford offers 41 undergraduate majors and more than 50 minors, pre-professional programs, and concentrations for students to choose from. Included in the school's list of academic programs are several areas of prominence in which the school has developed unique curricula. These areas include athletic training, broadcast communications, biology, computer information systems and technology, nursing, criminal justice, psychology, business management, and education.

Hands-on learning is an important part of all degree programs at Pitt-Bradford, and the university has integrated many real-world experiences into its curricula. For example, students studying criminal justice have the opportunity to solve "mock" crimes in the university's CSI House, and students in the sciences conduct research in their fields while they are still undergraduates.

Low Student-to-Faculty Ratio and Freshman Seminar Program Give Students Access to Personalized Education

The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford recognizes that receiving personal attention from faculty members is an important part of a quality university education. Students have the opportunity to develop relationships with their professors thanks to the school's student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1. Additionally, all classes at Pitt-Bradford are taught by faculty members, ensuring that students receive education from individuals who are experts in their fields.

This process begins with the university's innovative Freshman Seminar, which helps incoming students adjust academically to college life and develop friendships and connections that will last throughout their time at Pitt-Bradford.

General Affordability and Generous Financial Aid Make Pitt-Bradford a Good Overall Value

One of the major distinctions of Pitt-Bradford is its high value and affordability. The school works to keep tuition and housing costs competitive with regard to other institutions in the area.

In addition to its general affordability, Pitt-Bradford has a generous financial aid program that extends to the vast majority of the student body. More than 94 percent of admitted students receive some form of financial aid. Both need-based and merit-based scholarships are available, in addition to grants, loans, and work-study programs. The average financial aid award for the 2011-2012 school year at Pitt-Bradford to in-state students was $17,200 and for out-of-state students was $19,500 bringing the investment in quality education within the reach of families from every background.

Life on Pitt-Bradford's 317-Acre Campus is Comfortable, Exciting, and Diverse

Pitt-Bradford's 317-acre campus is located at the foot of the Allegheny Mountains. This location provides the background of a thriving student life. Students live in apartment-style residence halls designed to give students a more comfortable space than the traditional dorm room. The dining hall at Pitt-Bradford is "fresh-food-only," meaning that students will eat well as they pursue their education.

Additionally, more than 40 clubs and organizations give students the opportunity to become involved in whatever interests them, including Greek life and student government. Participation in NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletics completes the range of activities available to Pitt-Bradford students outside the classroom.


Location & Contact

300 Campus Drive
Bradford, PA 16701-2812
USA

Ms.Vicky Pingie

Associate Director of Admissions

Phone: 814-362-7552
Fax: 814-362-5150
Email: monti@pitt.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Entrepreneurship
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Hospitality Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Public Relations/Image Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Radio and Television
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Science/Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Engineering Science
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering technologies
    • Petroleum Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • Creative Writing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Athletic Training
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Radiologic Technology/Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Humanities
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Applied Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

64% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied1,599
    • Accepted1,033
    • Acceptance Rate64%
    • Enrolled1,481
    • Female Applicants935
    • Females Accepted568
    • Female Acceptance Rate60%
    • Male Applicants664
    • Males Accepted465
    • Male Acceptance Rate70%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Minimum high school GPA of 2
    • Required for Some Minimum high school GPA of 3
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.18
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Yes
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 477 420 530
    • SAT Math 497 440 550
    • SAT Writing 454 400 510
    • ACT Composite 20 18 23
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$12,452
    • Out-of-state tuition *$23,268
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$870.00
    • Room and board *$8,480.00
    • Room only *$5,160.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,481
    • Male Student Percentage45%
    • Female Student Percentage55%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino3.65%
    • Black or African American10.13%
    • White or Caucasian73.67%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.27%
    • Asian1.89%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.07%
    • Two or more races1.82%
    • Unknown5.27%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout3.24% representing 13 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students15% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 65%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities Yes
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Student Government Association, Student Activities Board, The Source (student newspaper), Alpha Phi Omega, WDRQ (student radio station)
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Bowling No No No
    • Cheerleading No No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf Yes Division 3 No
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Rock climbing Yes No No
    • Skiing (cross-country) Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes Division 3 No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Water polo Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf Yes No No
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Rock climbing Yes No No
    • Skiing (cross-country) Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes Division 3 No
    • Swimming Yes Division 3 No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No
    • Water polo Yes No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty157
    • Full-time Percentage48%
    • Part-time Percentage52%
    • Female Percentage48%
    • Male Percentage52%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio17:1 or 1,401 students to 83 faculty


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