Fall 2015 Enrollment
1,562 undergraduate students
94% of undergrad students are full time
48% male 52% female
10% of students are from out of state
2015-2016 Academic Year
76 full-time faculty
52 part-time faculty
16 to 1 student/faculty ratio
86% of first year students live on campus
41% of all students live on campus
Located two miles from central Greensburg and 40 miles southeast of downtown Pittsburgh, the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg includes 26 brick buildings on a beautiful wooded campus in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands. Like nearby Pittsburgh, picturesque downtown Greensburg, PA – a mere five-minute drive from campus – boasts a vibrant and significant cultural history and thriving arts, business, and religious communities. Students find that in Greensburg, however, there is room for residents and visitors to breathe and for their social and cultural endeavors to have greater impact.
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Retention Fall 2015
78% of students began in Fall 2014 and returned in Fall 2015 (full time, first time freshmen)
6 Year Graduation Rate 2015
56% of students graduated in 6 years
ENROLLMENT BY RACIAL/ETHNIC CATEGORY - FALL 2015
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|Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander||0%|
|Two or more races||3%|
|Race and/or ethnicity unknown||3%|
The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg is home to 12 NCAA Division III Athletic Teams. Men’s teams include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, and tennis. Women’s teams include basketball, cross country, soccer, tennis, and volleyball. Pitt-Greensburg Athletics participate in the NCAA Division III and the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC). The Pitt-Greensburg official mascot is Bruiser the Bobcat, and the school uses the University of Pittsburgh colors blue and gold.
Majors American Studies, Anthropology, Applied Mathematics, Biological Science, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Communication, Creative & Professional Writing, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Secondary Education, Spanish Education, English Literature, History, Information Technology, Management, Management-Accounting, Management-Information Systems, Political Science, Psychology, Public Policy, Spanish, Visual & Performing Arts. Customized Interdisciplinary Majors Humanities Area, Natural Science Area, Self-Designed Major, Social Science Area. Minors Accounting, Actuarial Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Education, English Literature, English Writing, Environmental Science, Gender Studies, History, History of Art & Architecture, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, Statistics, Theatre. Pre-Professional Preparation Pre-Clinical Dietetics & Nutrition, Engineering, Pre-Health & Rehabilitation Science, Pre-Health Information Management, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Social Work. Certificate Programs Arts Entrepreneurship, Children’s Literature, Digital Studies, Latin American Studies, Manufacturing Management.
Over 18 percent of Pitt-Greensburg’s full-time faculty have received the University of Pittsburgh Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award - more than any other campus in the Pitt system.
In 2016, the United States Department of Education awarded Pitt-Greensburg a $2 million grant for use in the expansion and modification of its program offerings, the improvement of facilities, and the increase of academic support services.
Pitt-Greensburg was selected as a Money Magazine Best College for 2015 and 2016.
Pitt-Greensburg has been designated a “Military Friendly School” by Victory Media for five consecutive years (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012).
Pitt-Greensburg’s Frank A. Cassell Hall (classrooms & computing center) received Gold LEED certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).
Pitt-Greensburg was ranked number 18 in the 2015 Best Bang for the Buck (Northeast schools) rankings from the book, “The Other College Guide: A Roadmap for the Right School for You,” which is published by Washington Monthly magazine.
THE GREEN SCHOLAR PROGRAM
The Green Scholar program affords a graduate-level experience at the undergraduate level by placing a student under the individual guidance of an instructor in his or her field for the purpose of original, collaborative research. Along with the profound experiential value of such a relationship, students receive monetary compensation for their collaborative effort as well as any professional publication credit/accolades resulting from their research partnership with their professor.
THE GEM PROGRAM
The Greensburg Experience More co-curricular program was designed to empower students with a skillset applicable to work and academic situations and marketable to future employers. The program is built around the following learning outcomes:
Leadership Development: Students will be exposed to a variety of leadership skills and situations to help them define their leadership style. Students will learn how to be active leaders, as well as learn how to follow.
Service: Students will gain an appreciation of and understanding of serving others in the community around them, as well as begin a lifelong commitment to service and ethics.
Career Development: Students will develop career awareness and professional skills, as well as the knowledge of specific career preparation strategies. This will give students a competitive edge in gaining employment or acceptance into graduate or professional school.
Cultural Awareness & Appreciation: Students will develop a deeper understanding of themselves and how their cultural perspective affects their world view. Students will gain an appreciation of the value of diversity and culture in their lives.
Pitt-Greensburg Pride & Traditions: Students will engage in campus events and gain an appreciation for Pitt-Greensburg traditions and school spirit. Students’ campus engagement will also serve as a catalyst for a broader sense of pride for one’s community.
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The First Year
First-year students at Pitt-Greensburg select from a range of seminar experiences specific to the field or general area they wish to study. Two examples:
The National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Science Learning Community seminar provides support services essential to STEM-focused students.
The Academic Village freshman seminar experience requires students to engage with difficult and sometimes controversial topics in an effort to develop their critical thinking and writing skills, as well as learn more about themselves.
A cornerstone of Pitt-Greensburg’s ‘liberal arts for the 21st century’ model is a standard for proficiency in written communication. Based on the level of proficiency as incoming freshmen, students are required to complete up to two courses in general written composition before proceeding to a research-intensive writing course tailored toward analysis of a theme in their specific discipline.
Students are encouraged to become immersed in emerging forms of communication specific to their discipline. Digital Humanities at Pitt-Greensburg involves an integration of coursework and research collaboration between faculty and students, resulting in sustainable, lasting humanities research – noted for “placing Pitt at the forefront of an emerging academic field.”
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Class Size Breakdown
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THE ACADEMIC VILLAGE
Established near the turn of the millennium, the Academic Village is a campus learning community open to both resident and commuter students of any major. Students in the Academic Village work intimately with faculty from all disciplines on academic and cultural event planning, debates and discussions, and small group workshops. Students are equipped and encouraged to explore their interests in a community setting. Village members are held to high academic standards and are expected to be active members of the Village community.
THE SCIENCE LEARNING COMMUNITY
Made possible through a grant by the National Science Foundation, the Science Learning Community program at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg aims to
- Increase STEM student satisfaction
- Increase student retention and improve academic performance through:
- Seminar courses
- Graduate exam preparatory courses
- Tutors to remove academic barriers
- Additional support services.
- Increase student retention and improve academic performance through:
- Allow STEM students to develop highly valued relationships on campus through:
- Faculty and peer mentoring
- Career development
- A variety of extended learning opportunities.
- Expand STEM students’ scientific literacy
- Increase their understanding and ability to communicate understanding
- Increase their self-efficacy through attendance and participation in a monthly journal club
- Develop STEM students’ abilities to cultivate research project ideas
- Analyze and interpret results
- Effectively communicate research findings
- Increase STEM students’
- Time management
- Strategic planning
- Problem solving skills
CAMPUS HOUSING OPTIONS FOR UNDERGRADUATES
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Pitt-Greensburg recognizes that experiential learning heightens the academic experience toward intuition and expertise in the workplace – along with encouraging a passion for lifelong learning.
The Center For Applied Research (CFAR) draws together the intuition and insight of staff, faculty, and students from across disciplines to conduct research in partnership with community organizations. If you are interested in learning more about how CFAR can assist you to develop and/or perform a research project, please contact: Dr. Geoff Wood at (724) 836-9873 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pitt-Greensburg Office of Career Services provides essential resources for students and alumni to present themselves professionally to potential employers, to network and make useful connections, to research and pursue potential career/internship/volunteer options, and so much more.
Each senior must complete an original senior research project, seminar, thesis, or capstone course in his or her major.
Admissions Fall 2015
2,044 Total Applicants
1,461 Total Admissions
409 Total Freshmen Enrollment
71.48% of applicants admitted
Admissions Deadlines for 2016-17 Admission
Rolling Admission? Yes
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Freshmen Profile Fall 2015
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|SAT Critical Reading||460||560|
TUITION AND COSTS
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TUITION AND COSTS BEFORE FINANCIAL AID 2014-2015
|Room and Board (on campus)||$9,750||$9,750|
|Estimated Total On Campus||$23,132||$33,948|
Average Financial Aid Packages 2014-2015 Final
$11,753 First year students
$6,822 All undergrads
Financial Aid Breakdown 2014-2015 Final
60% on average, the percentage of need that was met
13% of financial need students that had need fully met
$6,822 Average need-based scholarship or grant award
$4,638 Average need-based loan
Pitt-Greensburg Office of Admissions waives all application fees for students who attend an official campus visit.
At almost $5,000 less in tuition costs than at the Pittsburgh campus, Pitt-Greensburg students earn a world-renowned University of Pittsburgh degree at at an incredible value. 70% of new students receive academic scholarships – and in 2016 Pitt-Greensburg offered $18.2 million in scholarships to students – making a Pitt degree even more affordable and ensuring that graduates leave with significantly less debt and a respected degree.