36 reviews
  1. West Mifflin, PA
  2. 2 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    B-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Safety
    A+
  5. Student Experience
    A-
  6. Location
    B
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
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Athletic Conference
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Address
5 Allegheny County Airport
West Mifflin, PA 15122
Website

Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics 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
100%
SAT Scores Range
Data not available
ACT Scores Range
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Application Fee
$150
SAT/ACT
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High School GPA
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Cost

Net Price
$24,636/ 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
    $26,352/ year
  • $30-48k
    $28,365/ year
  • $49-75k
    $29,294/ year
  • $76-110k
    $30,321/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,856/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.10 responses
88%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.8 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.8 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
382Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
32%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
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After Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%

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Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Reviews

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I was not in the aviation maintenance program, but rather electronics. Overall I did not have a good experience there. Very little in terms of career services and helping you to find entry-level opportunities. Expensive in that you have to pay to make up days if you missed due to illness, appointments, etc. because you have to clock so many hours in order to get your degree (this is a requirement to obtain a maintenance license from the FAA but not for electronics certification - but it doesn't matter, all majors have to play along). PIA has some of the highest transcript fees of any school I've been to...$20 a copy.

It's a good program if you just want to get a specialized degree rather quickly. The schedule is like HS so if you can tough it out, you'll get through it (lots of supportive instructors really care about you learning). Not for everyone though.
I have always had an interest in aviation, but never thought to venture into it as a career. But when I took a flight lesson for the first time two years ago I knew aviation is where I want to be. As an aviation mechanic, one is around aircraft all the time and is paid well. So this is what I decided I wanted to be. PIA is one of the best schools to become an A&P mechanic, with small class sizes and excellent instructors. Graduate from here and employers will come to you.
Being at PIA has taught me skills that are applicable to other aspects of my life. They have taught me to problem solve when I encounter problems and to keep on pushing. If you share a passion for learning and aviation PIA is right for you.