Pittsburg, KS
Pittsburg State University


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Recent Reviews

Ellie
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Pittsburg State University is a very welcoming university. When I first decided to attend PSU I was worried about being by my...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Pittsburg State University is a very welcoming university. When I first decided to attend PSU I was worried about being by myself all the time and not having anyone that would accept me because they don't know me. As I started attending classes I noticed that most, if not all of the students that attend PSU are very friendly and welcoming to everyone even if they don't know you. Even if you're just walking by them they will smile and say "hi". PSU has an amazing campus also. I highly recommend checking out PSU's campus.

Christian
The famous review

it was quite the seen from the students I knew

The famous review

it was quite the seen from the students I knew

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

Pittsburg State University is home to a close-knit community with a multitude of various backgrounds and individuals, all mak...

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

Pittsburg State University is home to a close-knit community with a multitude of various backgrounds and individuals, all making up a wonderful campus and environment that's perfect for education, fun college experiences, and countless opportunities.

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

Before experiencing Pitt State, I was undecided as to what university I wanted to attend. Upon my first arrival, the atmosphere of the campus and it's residents simply felt like home. The campus is small enough to have a close community and friendship among the students, but it's also large enough that you have the opportunity to meet people from every corner of the world. Being a shy person, I made friends and felt comfortable at this unviersity within days. Also, it is the only school with a gorilla as the mascot, adding to its uniqueness.

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

My senior year of high school was a tumultuous time filled with indecision and uncertainty. I was completely at a loss as to what I wanted to do in college, and what pathways I wanted to take. If I could communicate with my high school self, I would let me know that it's alright to be uncertain. Not knowing what you want to do as soon as you enter the world of college is normal, and one of the biggest opportunities of college is the chance to try new and exciting things. Being lost can be rewarding; it gives you the opportunity to truly know yourself and your preferences. The stress that adults put on high school seniors can be overwhelming, but don't ever let that keep you from trying what you want to try, not what everyone else thinks you should do. Every high school senior needs to know that only they can construct their happiness and idea of success, and the first step is to get a little lost in this exciting world, and discover what you unequivically love.

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

If I were able to go back in time and give myself some advice, there would be a lot for me to say. College is definitely not ...

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

If I were able to go back in time and give myself some advice, there would be a lot for me to say. College is definitely not something that you are prepared for, whether you think so or not. I would tell myself to come to college with a clean slate and an open mind. Trying to continue a relationship long distance is not a good idea and it will just end up ruining some of the time spent at college and some of your friendships. I would tell myself to listen to my heart and do what I think is best for myself and my future career. Although it is good to think about others, I shouldn't jeopardize my happiness and future for that. College is an amazing experience, but the experience won't be as enjoyable if I hold myself back. I would definitely tell myself to not take the Woman's Studies course because that class was a dreadful learning experience. Overall, the most important thing that I would tell myself is that I should make the very best out of my college experience and pursue my career with as much passion as I can.

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

Before I came to this school I wish I would have known more about the weather in this area. I did not realize how much it rains in Pittsburg, and if I knew how much it does then I would have bought myself some rainboots before moving here. I also wish I would have known more about the different programs and how the enrollment works. I did not meet my advisor until it was time for enrollment, and I wish I would have known to meet with her before then if I wanted the most help from her.

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

When I tell my friends about my school I mostly brag about our football team. Our football team is incredible, and the school spirit that comes along with it makes it an amazing environment to be in. You don't have to be a huge drinker or partier to enjoy the tailgating or the football game. I also brag about how beautiful our campus is. Although it is under construction right now, campus is gorgeous during any season of the year. Walking around a beautiful campus makes the time here a lot more enjoyable.

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

Don't worry about college it's going to be great. You will make great friends quickly, do things that scare you and put yourself out there and have fun

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

I love my school there's not really anything that i don't like

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

If I could go back in time and give myself advice about college, I would tell myself to start saving money earlier. I would also say to start applying for scholarships earlier. I wish that I had started looking at and visited colleges earlier. I would have started looking at colleges as a freshman.

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

Still have to go to class when it's too cold.

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

I would tell myself not to be so nervous and to know that no matter who you are, you will be able to find friends in college....

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

I would tell myself not to be so nervous and to know that no matter who you are, you will be able to find friends in college. I would also tell myself to spend as much time with my family as I possibly can. Since, I did move from Asia to go to college, I do miss my family very much. I would tell myself to study hard so I could apply to several colleges and maybe even enroll into honor's college. I would tell myself to relax and not be in a hurry to grow up; because, high school and college is the best time of ones life.

What kind of person should attend this school?

I believe almost anyone could attend PSU. It is a great community with a diverse range of students. Students who want to attend a smaller school with smaller classes; and, students who want a lot of one on one time with their professors should choose PSU.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Students who want a big city feel should not attend PSU. It is located in a very small town.

talia
Describe the students at your school.

They are very welcoming people.

Describe the students at your school.

They are very welcoming people.

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

I would have gotten more prepared and applied for more grant and scholarships for the payments i have to make .

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

I Knew everything I could possibly know about the school I am attending .

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

This school is fun, beautiful and located in a wonderful spot for students to live.

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

This school is fun, beautiful and located in a wonderful spot for students to live.

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

Kali, you are going to do well as long as you are confident. Remember, a real friend will not expect more than time spent with you, and a "man" in college is probably still a boy that is getting money from loans or parents. Do not give them any power over your life. This is YOUR time. If you try to help everyone else fill the holes in their lives, you are bound to fall into one of them and not be able to achieve your goals. Get a job while you get your Bachelor's degree. You will meet people this way and not have to become dependent on a man. Do not stop there. You will be secretly ashamed if you stop. Get your Master's degree! You have plenty of time. It will be a great experience. Lastly, do not get hidden from the world. You have a lot to learn about it before it can start learing from you. Are you excited? You should be!

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

PSU is so fun and friendly. They have a great international student program and teachers that really care. The campus is small and beautiful. I always felt comfortable there. It is a fun school. I really miss it.

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

There are many unique things about PSU that I found stood out among other colleges I considered. The pre-medicine program he...

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

There are many unique things about PSU that I found stood out among other colleges I considered. The pre-medicine program here is highly advanced. It engages students in labs and situations that aren't normally experienced until the second or third year of med school. One of the local physicians hires pre-med students and teaches them the basic training for patient care. This school also has a partnership with KCUMB medical school that allows early application into their program. This school is also very supportive of all campus athletics,and not just football.

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

If I were to go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself that focusing on grades is a trap. Having straight A's doesn't mean anything if you fail to retain the information. As a high school junior I took general chemistry for college credit. I was determined to make an A. After many nights of over studying, endless eraser marks, taking tests over a set of information, forgetting old information and focusing on new information, I did. Now in my second semester of college, I am taking general chemistry 2. The notes are confusing at times and I have to do extra reading to prepare myself. I'm now realizing that I should have focused on learning and retaining the information rather than learning it just to receive that specific grade. The ability to think beyond what’s in a textbook and to see the connections to the world around you is much more important than a 4.0 average in the grand scheme of things. The world is littered with bright people who are failures because the only thing they were good at was school.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Pittsburg State University is home to outstanding Biology, Education, and Nursing Programs. Students who have interest in majoring in one of these fields are strongly encouraged to attend. In those majors, as well as all all others, students who are wanting to be challenged while still having a one-on-one connection with the classroom instructors will have that opportunity. Many students who attend this school are involvled in several extracurriculars and achieve high academic standards. PSU professors are flexible to accomodate the busy schedules of most students. Students who are looking for a hometown feel should also consider Pittsburg.

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  • $6,910
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