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University of Pittsburgh Johnstown

Johnstown, Pennsylvania

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University of Pittsburgh Johnstown overview
Location Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Online pitt.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Small Suburban
University of Pittsburgh Johnstown overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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The University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown, established in 1927, is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. Located in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, roughly 70 miles east of Pittsburgh, the campus offers a bucolic setting amidst the Laurel Highlands. The institution is known for combining the advantages of a small college with the resources of an acclaimed research university. Offering a range of undergraduate programs, the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown is particularly recognized for its engineering and health-related majors. The campus architecture features a blend of traditional and modern styles with facilities that promote a conducive learning environment. While the university does not have a significant profile in intercollegiate athletics, students enjoy a variety of intramural sports and recreational activities. On-campus housing is available, providing students with a range of living options from traditional dormitories to apartment-style accommodations. The university maintains a selective admissions process and attracts a diverse undergraduate population.

In the most recent statistical year 3,470 prospective students applied, and 3,380 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 518 enrolled in the school.  1,996 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 47 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $13,660 plus fees of $986. University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown is ranked 564 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown is rated within the top 49% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

University of Pittsburgh Johnstown overview
SAT 1040/1200
ACT 19/28
GPA 3.57

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Pennsylvania Resident Tuition

In State Costs for University of Pittsburgh Johnstown
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$758
Other Fees$986
Room and Board $11,480
Budget for Other Expenses$4,300
Total One Year Cost$31,184

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for University of Pittsburgh Johnstown
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$758
Other Fees$986
Room and Board $11,480
Budget for Other Expenses$4,300
Total One Year Cost$43,058

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$58,000 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

59% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of Pittsburgh Johnstown students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 24%
Education 15%
Engineering Technology 12%
English and Literature 11%
Biology 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=215284 IPEDS survey data for University of Pittsburgh Johnstown.

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