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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B
300 Campus Drive
Bradford, PA 16701
About Pitt Bradford...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference
From University of Pittsburgh - Bradford

A college education used to be confined to four classroom walls and memorizing information. But there's so much more at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford: 41 majors, 50 minors, concentrations, and pre-professional programs; countless opportunities to learn in labs, local creeks, major corporations, food banks, and other countries. Pitt-Bradford is a teaching college, not an "ignore-you" college. Our faculty go way beyond instruction. You'll get their full attention, advice, connections and recommendations. They'll be a personal guide to your future. New for fall 2019: the University of Pittsburgh has announced the creation of the Pitt Success Pell Match Program, which will match dollar for dollar the Pell grant amount students receive. The program, which will begin this fall, will benefit current students as well as new students who enroll this fall and receive a Pell grant. See https://www.upb.pitt.edu/PellMatch/ for more information.

University of Pittsburgh - Bradford Rankings

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

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
49%
SAT Range
980-1160
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

Cost

Net Price
$17,838/ 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
$9,681/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.26 responses
79%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.29 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.29 responses

Majors

Computer Information Systems and Technology

You'll learn about programming applications, network development, systems design and analysis, Web technologies, multimedia applications, database development and systems administration. And, you’ll get hands-on experience. Our students have developed a job-searching data visualization app, 2D and 3D games and a self-driving model car.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    14%
  • On Campus
    86%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,199Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
82
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
  • Everyone knows everyone, kind, sneaky, respectful
    36%
  • Just kinda here
    20%
  • Study
    20%
  • Extremely welcoming or completely off-putting.
    16%
  • Cliquey
    8%

    Campus Life

    Freshmen Live On-Campus
    Poll
    55%
    of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.42 responses
    Poll
    65%
    of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.52 responses
    Poll
    What one word or phrase best describes your school?
    Based on 26 responses
    • Diverse
      31%
    • Relaxing and Engaging
      27%
    • Boring
      12%
    • Intellectually stimulating
      12%
    • Family Oriented
      8%
    • Welcoming
      8%
    • Home away from home
      4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $53,900/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    42%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    94%
    National
    83%
    82%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.22 responses

    University of Pittsburgh - Bradford Reviews

    541 reviews
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    There are negative reviews about UPB.Those don't reflect the actual concern that faculty have for students.This campus encourages students to do their best.There is a free tutoring and plenty of support systems in the school.College isn't high school.You are expected to be more independent.The curriculum isn't disjointed at all. Professors took the time to take their curriculums and put them online.Its THE SAME ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. These are tough times.People who don't understand that are going to be disappointed no matter where they go.Life on campus is different now but what do you expect during a pandemic?The town of Bradford is small and it is poor but what can YOU DO TO MAKE IT BETTER? Can you volunteer to help those in need? Can you donate blood? Can you work food drives?How about getting a job?Your college experience shouldn't just be partying. We are seeing during these times that we need to learn how to be better people.UPB will help you do this. It is up to you.
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    I have only went to this school
    for a couple of weeks so far. I am enjoying it so much! Everyone here is so nice including the staff. Everyone is so willing to help me with anything, which is amazing. I haven’t had any problems with my experience at University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.
    Coming from a big city, I didn't expect to like Pitt-Bradford as much as I do. I'm currently a freshman, headed into my second semester and I'm finding myself having a great time! Professors here are extremely helpful and care about students as individuals, staff members are very kind and always looking for ways to improve our experiences as students, and while the food isn't amazing, it's edible. Housing is also quite nice, even in the townhouses, which appear to be very cramped at first but are actually not too bad. The surrounding community is small and quiet, it's quite sleepy. Overall, I love this campus.

    Financial aid is the main reason I chose to come to Pitt-Bradford and I can say with certainty that it was a wise decision.