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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
Pittsburg State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
Address
1701 S Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762
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Pittsburg State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
87%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$12,967/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,132/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,432/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,123/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,022/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,279/ year
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Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.54 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.50 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.49 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,342Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 38 responses
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  • Friendly
    68%
  • Unique
    24%
  • Religious
    5%
  • Diligent
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.73 responses
Poll
71%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.82 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Atmosphere
    56%
  • Personable
    18%
  • Diversity
    12%
  • Family/Home
    9%
  • Academic Gorillas
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
94%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.34 responses
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This school is very much a gem! For the students who don't want to just party, then this is a good school for you at a very affordable price. The professors are amazing and very caring for the students, almost all of them are very approachable outside of class. Their is a big diversity of internationals and people of different cultures on campus. Even though I just graduated this past semester, the party scene was pretty consistent over the years. Its very easy for most students to find parties with ease. The local pittsburg community is okay, that's probably the biggest draw back I have, because their isn't many places to go hang out besides the bars. Though their has been an increase in fast food joints in the area which makes things easier. Still new students should be aware that late "taco bell runs" are a big thing here.

Overall the best part about pitt state is the tradition, because when you are at the school you really feel like you apart of something.
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The environment is smaller so it is more personal and so the people are great. The town around the school is underdeveloped but do not let that sway you, the city of Pittsburg Kansas has a lot to offer, students just have to be willing to find it. The dining options on campus are not super great but there are options. Dorm life can be a place where students find thier closers peers. Overall great small town school!
This is my first semester here but I love it! My teachers have been very supportive and helpful and have encouraged me to continue my education. The advisors can be a little careless but some of the faculty and upper management people are very smart and integrated into the daily life of the students. There are tons of scholarships and financial help through loans and they really help with finding internships and job exposure definitely would recommend the tech center and construction program!