Admissions: Frequently Asked Questions

For additional information regarding commonly asked questions, please review our supplementary FAQs:

Q: What is the total enrollment at Pitt-Greensburg?

A: Approx. 1800 students

Q: How many students are full-time?
A: Approx. 1675 students.

Q: What is the student-faculty ratio?
A: 18:1

Q: What is the average class size?
A: 25 students. Class size varies, but approximately 70% of classes have 30 or fewer students.

Q: What percentage of the faculty holds a Ph.D.?
A: Approx. 86% of the full-time Pitt-Greensburg faculty have a Ph.D or terminal degree.

Q: How big is the physical campus?
A: UPG consists of 22 buildings located on 219 acres of wooded land.

Q: How many students live on campus?
A: Approx. 650 students live in our residence halls.

Q: What degrees are awarded from Pitt-Greensburg?
A: Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees are awarded by Pitt-Greensburg.

Q: How many programs of study does Pitt-Greensburg offer?
A: Pitt-Greensburg offers 24 Bachelor-level, four-year degree programs as well as many pre-professional programs (pre-engineering, pre-pharmacy, etc.) and certificates.

Q: What are the foreign language requirements for incoming freshmen?

A: Pitt-Greensburg requires that all freshmen who have not completed four years of the same foreign language in high school (i.e. 4 years of Spanish, French, etc.) must complete their remaining foreign language credits at Pitt-Greensburg in order to complete their degree requirements. Based on the number of years and recency of successful language study in high school and on the results of placement testing, students may be allowed to skip the first or second course in the beginning-level language sequence.  For example, a student who completed a third year of Spanish as a high-school senior might be able to satisfy the requirement by completing SP 0043.  On the other hand, a student who took two years of French as a sophomore would most likely need to complete the entire three-semester sequence.

Q: When was the Greensburg campus founded?
A: The Greensburg campus was founded in 1963 and began offering courses. The land on which the campus is now located was purchased in 1964 from the Lynch family.

Q: How many students receive financial aid?
A: Approx. 67% of students receive financial assistance, including grants, scholarships, loans and work-study employment.

Q: Are intercollegiate athletics offered?
A: Yes. Begun in 1995, the program now encompasses thirteen sports (six for men and seven for women) as part of the NCAA Division III. The Pitt-Greensburg Bobcats compete in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference.

Men : Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Cross Country Women: Softball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Volleyball, Cross Country(Cheer Team & Dance Team - not recognized as part of NCAA Division III Team)

Q: Is the campus safe?
A: YES! Our campus location, coupled with the extremely low crime rate in Hempfield Twp and in Westmoreland County , makes this a very safe environment. Pitt-Greensburg maintains a full-time, 24-hour per day Police Department consisting of a regional commander, police chief, seven full-time officers, and three part-time officers. All police officers are trained in emergency response, first aid, AED and CPR.

Q: What is your alcohol policy?
A: Pitt-Greensburg is a DRY campus. Alcohol is strictly prohibited in all residence halls and on the campus as a whole. Alcohol violations are considered serious and violators will be prosecuted.

Q: What are the requirements to live in the Academic Villages?
A: To be considered, you must do the following (after being admitted to Pitt-Greensburg and paying the $100 non-refundable tuition deposit):
-Submit all housing application forms and housing deposit.
-Submit a Village application (including essay questions)(Meet all housing deadlines - see housing information below.)

To maintain status in the Village, you must attend the required number of Village programs, contribute to the Village as a leader, planner or support person, and maintain the minimum GPA as set by each village director. (Please note: You do not have to be majoring in a particular program to be included in any of the Villages. For example, a student may major in Biological Sciences, but have a strong interest in poetry. He/she could apply to the Humanities Village , though the major would fall under the Natural Sciences and New Technologies Village .)

Q: How many computers are in the Computing Center?
A: Approx. 135 total: approx. 60 in the general purpose lab and approx. 25 in each of three computer classrooms. There is also a small computer lab located in Millstein Library which is available for student use.

Q: Are students allowed to bring their own computers into their room? If so, can they be connected to the campus network and Internet?
A: Yes. Students are permitted to bring computers and they can be wired to the campus network, including Internet.The campus also offers wireless access.

Q: What is the Lyceum building?
A: The Lyceum is a meeting space and offices to housing staff.

Q: Is there a deadline for housing?
A: Yes. Housing deposits ($150) and applications/questionnaires must be recieved by May 1. Students typically receive room/roommate assignments in early summer.

Q: Are freshmen allowed to have cars on campus?
A: Yes. All students who bring a car to campus must purchase an annual parking permit. The cost is $75.