University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
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Location & Climate


Pitt-Johnstown occupies 263 hectares in a suburban, wooded setting.  It is located 13 km outside of Johnstown, Pennsylvania (metropolitan population of 110,000); 113 km east of Pittsburgh; and 282 km northwest of Washington, D.C.  Johnstown has three major modes of transportation:  The John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport, Greyhound Bus Lines, and Amtrak Train Station.  A local transit service, shuttles, and taxis are also available.

The campus is nestled in the Laurel Highlands region of Pennsylvania; therefore, temperatures will vary according to season.  The average maximum temperature in July is 30 degrees celcius versus 3 degrees celcius in January.  We advise that you have an array of clothing to keep you warm in the winter (November - March) and cool during the remainder of the year.