University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
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Welcome Prospective Students!

 Thinking about Pitt-Johnstown?



We want to thank you for considering Pitt-Johnstown during your college search.  Below, you will find information about the campus, majors, being undecided/undeclared, activities, sports, and much, much more. 

If you still have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Office at 1-855-LIKE-UPJ or e-mail us at


 The Campus


The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown was founded in 1927 as the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh.  Pitt-Johnstown is a four-year, degree-granting, fully accrredited undergraduate college.  The campus has been recognized as one of the best baccalaureate colleges in the North and the eighth best public baccalaureate college in the North by U.S. News & World Report in its "America's Best Colleges 2010" annual college guide.

The campus is located in the Laurel Highlands on 655 picturesque acres, located about 70 miles from Pittsburgh.




At Pitt-Johnstown, we offer more than 40 undergraduate programs consisting primarily of Bachelor-level degree programs.  We also offer several Associate-level degree programs.  Our academic divisions are Education, Engineering Technology, Humanities, Natural Sciences, Nursing & Health Sciences, and Social Sciences. 

Within the past two years, we have added several new majors which include Computer Engineering Technology, BioChemistry, Nursing, and an applied track to Computer Science.




It is not unusual for students to start college as undecided/undeclared.  Each year, about 20% of our incoming freshmen start out as undecided.  At Pitt-Johnstown, students typically have until the end of the sophomore year to declare a major.  

As an undecided/undeclared major, you will take a wide variety of classes designed to help you find your academic talents and interests. 


 In the Classroom


With a total enrollment of about 3,000 students, Pitt-Johnstown is able to offer small class sizes to students.  On average, class size is approximately 25 students.  Students taking introductory classes may see classes of about 50 students.  As students begin taking upper-level classes, the class size becomes significantly smaller.  Our overall student to facutly ratio is 20:1

All classes on the Pitt-Johnstown campus are taught by our esteemed faculty members.




We have over 160 full-time faculty on the Pitt-Johnstown campus.  70% of the facutly have their Doctorate. 




There are over 80 student clubs and organizations at Pitt-Johnstown.  Student organizations include Academic and Professional, Fine Arts, Greek Life, Leadership Development, Publications and Media, Religious, Service Organizations, Special Interest, Sports and Recreation, and Student Government.

If there is an activity in which you are interested but it is not yet an organized campus activity, you can get some friends together and contact the Student Life Office to officially start the group!




At Pitt Johnstown, we are known as the Mountain Cats and Lady Cats.  We belong to the West Virginia Intercollegiate Althetic Conference and compete in 11 sports at the Division II level.  For men, we have: basketball, baseball, wrestling, golf, and soccer.  For women, we have: basketball, volleyball, track, cross country, golf, and soccer.

Interested in playing a sport but not at the Division II level? Check out our Sports and Recreation, we offer several club and intramural sports!




From the day that you arrive on campus until the day you graduate, you are guaranteed housing.  At Pitt-Johnstown, you are offered a variety of housing options including: dorms, townhouses, lodges, apartments, and suite-style living.


 Visiting Pitt-Johnstown


We invite you to come and experience Pitt-Johnstown for yourself!  We offer individual visits Monday-Friday, Open House programs throughout the year, and Admitted Student programs in the spring. For more information on any of our visit options, please go to our Visitor's Guide to Campus page.


 Applying to Pitt-Johnstown


Applying to Pitt-Johnstown is easy!  You can apply to Pitt-Johnstown as a freshman or as a transfer student. We offer rolling admission, so you can apply anytime!  You can apply online or fill out a paper application. 


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 Explore Johnstown, PA


Your college experience is about more than just the classroom. The classroom may indeed be the reason you are attending school, but you will have time when you aren’t in a classroom setting. If you browse our website, you can see some of the great amenities that our campus offers students… but what about beyond campus? 

The surrounding area is, arguably, just as important as the campus itself. Shopping, sports, history, and festivals all play a huge part in the spirit of a town, and we’ve created this section to help give you a taste of what Johnstown and the surrounding area has to offer. After all, college is usually billed as your ‘home away from home’, so shouldn’t you have a good grasp on where you’ll be living?

The City of Johnstown

Visit Johnstown, Pennsylvania 

Come see what Johnstown has to offer!


Official Website

Founded in 1841, Johnstown has a rich and interesting history to explore.


Inclined Plane

The world's steepest vehicular inclined plane!


Cambria County War Memorial

Different concerts and sporting events are held here.


Johnstown Flood Museum

Visit and learn what happened on that fateful night in 1889.


Johnstown Heritage Discovery Center

Come experience life as a turn-of-the-century immigrant.

Performing Arts

Band of Brothers Shakespeare Company

The Bard is alive and well and living in the Laurel Highlands.


Johnstown Symphony Orchestra

Superb classical music performed right on the Pitt-Johnstown campus.



Altoona Curve

Minor league baseball, just 40 minutes away.



Galleria Mall

Great shopping only 5 minutes from campus.


Richland Town Centre

Shopping and restaurants within walking distance from campus.

Outdoor Activity

Skiing - all resorts less than an hour away!

Hidden Valley

Seven Springs 

Blue Knob



Camping & Hiking


Prince Gallitzin

Lake Raystown

Blue Knob

Canoe Creek


Laurel Ridge

Yellow Creek


Flood City Music Festival

Every Labor Day weekend! (Formerly the Johnstown FolkFest)


Thunder in the Valley

Food, music, and motorcycles… lots and lots of motorcycles.