University description (as per official university website)
Founded in 1927, the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. A vital knowledge center and a foremost contributor to the region’s educational, social, cultural, and economic development, Pitt-Johnstown provides a high quality educational experience that is purposefully designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century. Pitt-Johnstown’s record of excellence is reflected, in part, by the accomplishments of students, faculty, and staff; the record of achievements of more than 18,000 alumni; the satisfaction of area employers; and the commendations of many external organizations. Pitt-Johnstown offers a high quality educational experience in supportive living-learning environment, that is grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, is current, and is responsive to both our students’ personal and professional needs and to our communities’ needs. Our campus is located on 650 picturesque acres in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania, 70 miles east of Pittsburgh.
Costs and Financial Aid
With the challenges in today's economy, the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is making every effort to make a college education affordable. Over 85% of our students receive financial assistance, including grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study employment, totaling to more than $22 million. If you have any other questions or would like additional information, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 814-269-7045.