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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B
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.
1701 S Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association

Pittsburg State University Rankings

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Pittsburg State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
90%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
ACT Range
18-28
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$13,906/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$4,426/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
93%

Academics

Professors
B+
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
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.54 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.53 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
7
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
1
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
5
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    30%
  • On Campus
    68%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,865Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
537
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 42 responses
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  • Friendly
    64%
  • Unique
    24%
  • Diligent
    5%
  • Religious
    5%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.77 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.86 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 38 responses
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  • Atmosphere
    50%
  • Personable
    16%
  • Family/Home
    13%
  • Diversity
    11%
  • Academic Gorillas
    5%
  • Home away from home
    3%
  • Underrated
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
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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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.
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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.