University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
The first regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh system—and one of the first regional campuses of a leading university in the United States—University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown supports inquisitive minds across 70 programs of study. Its founding in 1927 sparked an impressive development in higher education, providing the world-class University of Pittsburgh education to a comfortable residential campus within the lush Laurel Highlands.
Pitt-Johnstown is proud to support its community of Mountain Cats with a curriculum that is up to date with the world’s demands. No matter the discipline, the University has continually evolved its programs to ensure that every student gets the most out of their education. This kind of responsive educational framework creates leaders who are prepared for careers in nursing, engineering, the humanities, and more.
Get to know University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
PARTNERS IN RESEARCH
Even in the lush, natural landscape of the Laurel Highlands, Pitt-Johnstown acts as a beacon of and launchpad for cutting-edge inquiry. The Symposium for the Promotion of Academic and Creative Inquiry, or SPACE, is a greatly anticipated event in which students from all disciplines showcase their innovative work. Because students from all fields are involved, the entire campus community is only further immersed in Pitt-Johnstown’s well-rounded ideals of education. Those who participate can both share what inspires them and learn about what inspires their peers.
What’s more, Pitt-Johnstown’s partnership with the Windber Research Institute (WRI) has gotten the University in touch with pioneering research in the health sciences. This collaboration puts students first in line for internship opportunities and other projects related to breast cancer and disease prevention.
From health and engineering to literature and the arts, Mountain Cats are sinking their teeth into groundbreaking work.
“My volunteer service at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown has provided the opportunity to observe an amazing growth trajectory. Pitt-Johnstown has been able to achieve its educational mission while truly becoming civically engaged in our community. The University has matured into an institution that is eager to bridge the gap between the classroom and the surrounding region. The ability to harness the energy, enthusiasm, and skills of the students… to productively link the school with local businesses and organizations is remarkable.” – Tom Kurtz ‘77; President and CEO, Windber Research Institute and Windber Medical Center and University of Pittsburgh Trustee
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Non-U.S. Citizen: 1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 4%
White, non-Hispanic: 81%
Native/Indigenous American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 0%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 4%
FACILITIES FOR EXCELLENCE
To complement its spectacular Pitt-quality education, Pitt-Johnstown maintains more than one million square-feet of facility space with the kind technology and resources needed to support all areas of study. For example, the Nursing and Health Sciences Building is equipped with 11 laboratories and state-of-the-art nursing simulation equipment, all of which run on sustainable/green energy.
New technology has also helped give rise to the University’s new programs in computer science and chemical, civil, computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering. These ABET-accredited programs are supplied with the gadgetry needed for students to get hands-on experience.
“The leadership team at Pitt-Johnstown has done an outstanding job in developing new programs that meet the needs of its students and our community. With a renewed commitment to its pre-medical program and its new nursing degree, the school is joining us in ensuring that the healthcare needs of our region will continue to be met for years to come.” – Scott Becker; President & CEO, Conemaugh Health System
SPECIAL STUDY OPTIONS
Programs available at this institution.
Cooperative education program
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Teacher certification program
Pitt-Johnstown’s 655-acre campus encompasses only a fraction of the incredible community in which the University thrives. The city of Johnstown is a lush, mountainous community neighborhood filled with opportunities for outdoor recreation, the arts, and everything to support a comfortable collegiate experience. Though the Laurel Highlands are safely tucked away from the bustling urban city-centers of Pennsylvania, the campus is nevertheless centrally located, surrounded by internship and career opportunities.
“Change is never easy, and as a proud alumnus I’m thrilled with the many changes that have occurred at Pitt-Johnstown over the past six years. New academic programs, campus facilities and student demographics are breathing new life and energy into the campus and the surrounding community. These changes will help position Pitt-Johnstown as a leader among like colleges and universities both today and in the future.” – Matt Mazonkey ‘05; Former Chief of Staff, US 12th Congressional District
NCAA Division II; member of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC)
15 varsity sports
Men’s: Wrestling, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Cross Country, Track & Field, Golf
Women’s: Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, Soccer, Cross Country, Track & Field
Percent of students living on campus.
First-time, first-year (freshman) students: 77%
Campus housing options.
Apartments for married students
Apartments for single students
Pitt-Johnstown Mountain Cats are not just students; they are active, leading citizens who learn and work with purpose. The University’s Real-World Readiness initiative encourages and enables everyone in the community to utilize their skills in service to others. Understanding that education does not exist in a vacuum, the University incorporates co-curricular experiences that propel students out into the professional world, immersing them in professional environments that stretch their abilities.
Leadership, Involvement, Service, and Citizenship are the pillars upon which students experience the Real-World Advantage. Pitt-Johnstown carves out pathways through which students may direct their skills to effect positive change, tracking their progress and providing guidance for their futures.
One way in which Pitt-Johnstown enables whatever projects or initiatives students wish to pursue is a robust offering of Real-World Action Scholarships. These awards supplement the University’s already expansive career-building resources by providing exemplary students extra funds to support their work. Nothing should stand in the way of a Mountain Cat’s ability and compassion to help others.
“Many programs encourage students to become active members of their campuses. At the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, an innovative initiative called the Real World Action Program takes the idea a step further—it encourages students to see themselves as active members of multiple communities, including the global community.” – Student Affairs Leader
Rigor of secondary school record | Class rank
Academic GPA | Standardized test scores
Interview | Extracurricular activities | Talent/ability
Application Essay | Recommendation(s) | Character/personal qualities
Volunteer work | Level of applicant’s interest
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th Percentile: 500 | 75th Percentile: 600
25th Percentile: 510 | 75th Percentile: 590
25th Percentile: 21 | 75th Percentile: 25
25th Percentile: 18 | 75th Percentile: 25
25th Percentile: 18 | 75th Percentile: 24
Tuition & Cost
Tuition (in-state): $13,198
Tuition (out-of-state): $24,666