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
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B
Pittsburg State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Address
1701 S Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762

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
79%
SAT Scores Range
ACT Scores Range
19-24
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Pittsburg State University

Cost

Net Price
$12,046/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,301/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,468/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,070/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,766/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,947/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.54 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.49 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.48 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,586Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    70%
  • Unique
    22%
  • Religious
    5%
  • Diligent
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
63%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.72 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.81 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Atmosphere
    58%
  • Personable
    18%
  • Diversity
    9%
  • Family/Home
    9%
  • Academic Gorillas
    6%

After Pittsburg State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
50%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
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 Reviews

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It's a great school with phenomenal professors & staff that truly want to help you succeed. It's amazingly affordable with tuition & fees, the fees include so much, in one flat rate which is so helpful in today's economy. The campus is truly stunning and has so much to offer along with so many degree programs & student activities/groups to help you get involved at the university! I recommend this to anyone who wants a quality education and an affordable cost!
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Pittstate is the best school for all kind of students. It offers a variety of on-campus activities, great academic programs, and a friendly environment for the community. I felt in love with the classes, profesors, cultures, and opportunities I found here. I'll never regret the decision I made to become a gorilla. ONCE A GORILLA, ALWAYS A GORILLA!
My time at Pittsburg State has been a whirlwind of emotions; times have been trying, uplifting frustrating and wonderful all at the same time. The atmosphere for any school event is always light and fun. Whether it be tailgating at a football game, or opening night of a musical, the people in Pittsburg always have shown their support. The best way to explain my involvement in school is to simply I am and always will be proud to be a Pittstate Gorilla!