About Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Founded in 1994, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College. is a college. Located in Pennsylvania, which is a city setting in Pennsylvania, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 2,655 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 16:1. There are 27 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at PHCC are considered , with ,1% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College.

17%
“We”re apathetic”
50%
“We know about current events and vote”
33%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
17%
“We save it for the classroom”
50%
“Sometimes, but not often”
17%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
17%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
0%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
100%
“I feel extremely safe”
17%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
50%
“We bought the gear”
33%
“We live for the big game”
83%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
17%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
17%
“Available in class”
17%
“They keep regular office hours”
67%
“They”re always available”
33%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
67%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
17%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
83%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
0%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
0%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
100%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
17%
“We”re apathetic”
50%
“We know about current events and vote”
33%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
17%
“We save it for the classroom”
50%
“Sometimes, but not often”
17%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
17%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
0%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
100%
“I feel extremely safe”
17%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
50%
“We bought the gear”
33%
“We live for the big game”
83%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
17%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
17%
“Available in class”
17%
“They keep regular office hours”
67%
“They”re always available”
33%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
67%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
17%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
83%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
0%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
0%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
100%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
17%
“We”re apathetic”
50%
“We know about current events and vote”
33%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
17%
“We save it for the classroom”
50%
“Sometimes, but not often”
17%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
17%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
0%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
100%
“I feel extremely safe”
17%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
50%
“We bought the gear”
33%
“We live for the big game”
83%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
17%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
17%
“Available in class”
17%
“They keep regular office hours”
67%
“They”re always available”
33%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
67%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
17%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
83%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
0%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
0%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
100%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    7 Students rated on-campus housing 1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    7 Students rated off-campus housing 1.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    7 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    7 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 57 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    7 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 57 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    7 Students rated school activities 3.7 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    7 Students rated local services 4 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    7 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Pennsylvania Highlands Community College?

7 Students rated Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Elizabeth - 04/07/2020

When I graduated high school in 2017, I made my motto: "go big or go home." I refused to apply to community college despite my mothers' never-ending persuasion. I applied for a prestigious, yes, but expensive school in the city. The University of Pittsburgh is housed in the center of Pittsburgh, PA, one of the biggest cities in North America. I was born in a tiny town about 80 miles Southeast of there. Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Not somewhere you want to stay after high school. Especially not with dreams as big as mine... So, I graduated and packed my bags and moved to Pittsburgh. I left my mom, my best friends, and my little hometown and got out of there as fast as I could. I was two months in when I almost failed out. After a serious accident, I took a medical cancellation and headed back to my tiny town. I didn't return to school for two years after. I'd like to blame the accident, but I know I was terrified of failing yet again. Finally, I filled out the application for Penn Highlands. I figured, take the classes I needed and get out of there. I was already ready to leave again. Apparently, I hadn't learned the first time. Anyways, my first week at PHCC was surreal. It was something I hadn't experienced at UPitt. My professors asked questions about me, my family, my friends, and my dreams. And they genuinely cared about the answers. Staff at the school stopped me in the hallways to ask how my first semester was going. My adviser checked in with me repeatedly to see if I needed anything. Even the cafe workers always had something encouraging to say. I've never felt so connected at a place outside of my house. I've never felt as cared about, loved, and respected as I do walking in those front doors. Penn Highlands has changed my life for the better. It's given me the life I have forever dreamed about. It made me realize that I can make my dreams come true, even as a small town girl. It made me realize that where I belong is in a small, close knit community, surrounded by people just like me. I've grown to love PHCC as a second home. And for once in my life, I truly dread the day I'll have to leave Johnstown, PA.

Bethany - 05/16/2019

They’re a very nice and professional school. I’m not always pleased with some of the communication factors! Sometimes it’s hard to talk to someone or get answers about scheduling. Other than those few minor complaints they are a very nice and we’ll put together school.

Sarah - 03/07/2019

I have never had such great, supportive professors than the ones I have had during my time at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College. I love the supportive environment and friendly staff at the college. Their variety of classes and flexibility have made it a lot easier for me to get through each semester while working an almost full time job.

Hunter - 10/01/2018

Overall Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is a perfect place to start one's own college journey. It is very quiet and simple for a starter college so one can easily focus on their studies. Along with this professors are fun and helpful at the same time. Though lacking in some areas, Penn Highlands is overall a great experience

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

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

    The first thing I would tell that high school senior is, "Do not get married before you get a college education." I would make sure that young girl would understand that being a wife may not last. Once she had children, they are a responsibility for life in which the person she married may not share. The next thing I would tell her is, "Once you get to college, take it more serious than anything you have ever done." I would tell her to continue with the attitude she had of not partying and drinking or doing drugs. I would tell her to work harder for grades and to learn everything that was available to learn. I would tell her that those years, earning her degree, would serve her for a lifetime. I would tell her that the transition and work of school would be much easier at that age than as a single mom of five children. Lastly, I would tell her to appreciate that education is available to her and to be thankful she lives where it is possible for a woman to be anything she chooses.

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about the community college I attend is the amount of classes that are cancelled each semester. I believe this happens due to the small size of the school. As it grows and more students attend, classes will likely run more frequently.

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

    I am very proud to attend Pennsylvania Highlands Community College because of the money I am saving by going to school locally and then transfering out. I brag about the experience I am gaining in a college setting, but saving tons of money. I am earning tons of credits toward my degree, but I'm not going in debt doing it.

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

    My school is a place where you get a great education make some friends you probably wouldn't have met otherwise and just a place where you feel included in everything they offer.

    Read all  1 answers
  6. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates range in age from highschool students participating in duel enrollment to adults far past retirement, have been enjoyable to get to know and will be missed when I've completed my degree.

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  7. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    UC San Diego is known for science and engineering and as a research university

    Read all  1 answers
  8. What's unique about your campus?

    All the opportuinites they give and offer you to find a job, interniship, or a school to transfer to ,also the fact that the teachers are genuinley care about your future.

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

    That it would cost so much.

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  10. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Attending a Community College, it is very frustrating to keep track of the transfering credits to the four-year college I will be attending next fall. Although the staff at my college trys to schedule classes that I will most benefit from, it is frustrating because I must always oversee every class and transfer possibility. Even though my advisor says credits will transfer, they aren't always correct.

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Student Body

Students

59%

female

41%

male

2,655

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

1%

Out-Of-State

99%

In-State

N/A

International

Organizations

N/A

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

No

On-Campus Housing

N/A

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
6%
% Hispanic/Latino
2%
% White or Caucasian
81%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

91% of students attending Pennsylvania Highlands Community College receive some sort of financial aid. 57% were awarded federal grants. While 62% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$10,276

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$2,000

Books and Supplies

$2,250

Room and Board

14,526

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$4,112
$30 - $48K
$3,294
$48 - $75K
$6,596
$75 - $110K
$9,261
$110K & UP
$9,561

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