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Pittsburg State is an above-average public university located in Pittsburg, Kansas. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,865 undergraduate students. The Pittsburg State acceptance rate is 90%. Popular majors include Nursing, Elementary Education, and Business. Graduating 53% of students, Pittsburg State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,900.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.54 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.54 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.53 responses
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.77 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.86 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.34 responses
Pittsburg State University Reviews
Pittsburg State University is one of the most diverse and exciting colleges I have ever seen. No matter where you are, you will have a plentiful amount of support form staff and students. The possibilities at this school are endless. It is a fun and safe environment that is welcome to all students, faculty, and families. The campus is beautiful and the overall vibe of this school is awesome! It may be a small town, but Pittsburg sure is involved in every way. Pittsburg State University is the place to be as it ensures a bright future for anyone willing to work together and put in the effort. I wouldn't change a thing...except maybe the food.
I will be actually attending this school in the fall, but my experience so far has been magical. It is small school. Which means that the professors are easy to contact and even have a causal conversation with. There are a ton of extracurriculars so you are never bored. And Missouri gets in-state tuition! I knew the first time I visited it was my dream school. Now that I have become accepted my dream is a reality.
I love the atmosphere of Pittsburg State University. The campus is beautiful and well taken care of, the professors and Graduate Assistants care about their students' learning, there are many different opportunities for success, and the teacher to student ratio is very good. The university makes all of their students feel accepted and supported. I have been able to excel in academics, athletics, and socially during my first year at PSU. During this time I was on the Dance Team, rushed the sorority Sigma Sigma Sigma, achieved the Dean's Scholastic Honors, was inducted into Phi Eta Sigma National Freshman Honor Society, and invited into the Lambda Sigma Sophomore Honor Society.