Williamsport, PA
Pennsylvania College of Technology


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Recent Reviews

Joe
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

visit the schools, even stay a weekend, talk to teachers as well as students. see what else is going on in the town or city t...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

visit the schools, even stay a weekend, talk to teachers as well as students. see what else is going on in the town or city the college is located in

What kind of person should attend this school?

someone who is career focused, the college is very hands on. one of the best tech schools on the east coast. its has an actual campus on like many other tech schools, someone who is looking for the actually college experince

What kind of person should not attend this school?

someone looking for a big school, with lots of parties

Andrew
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Pennsylvania College Of Technology is a school that is perfect for kids and parents who dont have a social life. You will sp...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Pennsylvania College Of Technology is a school that is perfect for kids and parents who dont have a social life. You will spend most of your time doing work and very little extracurricular activities. The school is Penn State University affiliated and the sports teams compete in the PSUAC conference and just recently joined the USCAA which allows them to compete for National Championships. Most of the teams are very good and compete for titles almost every year. As for dining around campus there are several different options on campus as well as plenty of off campus places to dine. Overall the food is good but paying with cash on campus can be sort of expensive. A meal plan is mandatory if you live on campus and on campus. On campus housing is kind of hard to get because most of the students live on campus. What you may find surprising though is that mostly everyone who lives on campus tend to keep to themselves. It takes more than a few people to make the campus exciting and enjoyable. Pennsylvania College Of Technology is in my opinion is a good place to start college and then transfer to other instituions.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

How nothing ever really goes and that the girl to guy ratio favors the female side of things.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who wants to do nothing but get an ok education for what you pay and not really have anything to really do at times.

Kristi
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our school used to be known as a "tech" school but it's really not. We offer alot of great majors for the healthcare and busi...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our school used to be known as a "tech" school but it's really not. We offer alot of great majors for the healthcare and business careers.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Our school has alot to offer. I'm a PA major and I love the PA faculty and what we have available for us to learn.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Housing is the most diffcult aspect of this school. Because the school really only offer's "suites" (instead of traditional dormatories) the local "student housing" landlords base their rates on school rates, and its extremely expensive. You'd be better of living a little farther from school (South Williamsport) and communting 5 minutes than being taken advantage of by local landlords. You'll find most rates to be around $650/mo per student.

Miranda
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would definitely tell parents and students alike that they should start searching for colleges as soon as they can. Finding...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would definitely tell parents and students alike that they should start searching for colleges as soon as they can. Finding the right college can make all the difference, not only financially, but academically as well. To make most of their college experience students should make friends with as many people as they can and not judge someone by how they look or act. Having friends at college is one of the best things a person can have. By being involved in various activities, people can make friends and enjoy what the college has to offer.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anyone who loves small classes and doesn't want to travel too far from home unless they have to. Also, anyone who is interested in meeting new people and making new friends.

Matt
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Just find the school with a program that appeals to you, and go there. If it seems bad at first, it gets better. Also, defini...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Just find the school with a program that appeals to you, and go there. If it seems bad at first, it gets better. Also, definitely try to have a job. Do NOT go home on weekends. Stick it out and find stuff to do.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish i knew how poor the surrounding area was. it looks nice at first glance but after week one, the poverty becomes screamingly obvious. its quite a terrible area with shady police. Wish i knew how unsafe it feels at night before chosing this school.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who is interested in a labor based job; automotive, welding, machining, etc. Someone who can tolerate and enjoy a small rundown city with very few activities and jobs available.

Benjamyn
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Various choices in degrees

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Various choices in degrees

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Check out each school, make sure it is what you want and the class room setting is how you will feel comfortable. Make sure they have adequate support services and tutoring available.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Kids who do not like small class room settings, kids who do not enjoy hearing about drinking on the weekends.

Nicholas
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are great, they are helpful, smart, kind, and very easy to get along with.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are great, they are helpful, smart, kind, and very easy to get along with.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Advice I would give to parents/students is to look at as many colleges as you can and pick the one you truely like the most. In the end sometimes the first school you pick isn't aways the best even if you may think it is. Also, choose a college that truely fits what you are looking for in life, not just one because all of your friends are goin there or its really close to home. Sometimes being away, making new friends, and dealing with a new environment all together can be one of the greatest times of your life.

What kind of person should attend this school?

People interested in a degree in engineering , construction, heavy equipment, nursing, dentistry, ......very technology oriented.

Brittany
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Pennsylvania College of Technology is a mostly male campus that is career-oriented.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Pennsylvania College of Technology is a mostly male campus that is career-oriented.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My advice is something that many people would probably overlook. My advice would be to look at the boy to girl ratio of the college you are interested in. I made the mistake to not check that and I am regretting it now. My school is mostly a male campus and I get harrassed a lot. If you are a girl entering college, you want to focus on academics, not where you can or can't walk on campus. Parents also should look at this, since they want their child to be safe. My advice for making the most out of the college experience is to socialize and be active in organizations on campus. I think it makes your time in college go by faster and easier. It also helps when you are stressed out because you can turn to close friends for help.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

I brag most about the job placement my school offeres its graduates.

Dustin
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The best advice that you can give any potential college student is to look at as many colleges as possible. This will enable you to find a place that will best fit your lifestyle and personality. The key to success is to study hard and get your work done before your social life and be sure to get out there and make some new friends. Afterall college is not just about learning and getting a good job. It's also about finding yourself, making friendships, and creating memories that will last you a lifetime.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had at least looked at some other schools. I also wish that although it has improved recently, the girl to guy ratio.

Peter
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

This is a small school in a nice geographic location but located in a semi depressed town.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

This is a small school in a nice geographic location but located in a semi depressed town.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

This school is best known for it's women's soccer team, archery team, trucks, and a too high percentage of men.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The worst desicion you can make is picking a school just because your significant other is going there. Other than that, the best thing you can do is visit the school and try to talk to current students in the major you are considering. They will give you a lot more useful and truthful information than the college employees will.

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