Bradford, PA
University of Pittsburgh-Bradford


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Armani
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are overall diverse as far as personalities go, the people here are different despite the lack of racial and et...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are overall diverse as far as personalities go, the people here are different despite the lack of racial and ethnic diversity.

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

I would tell myself that although there is more freedom in college and definitely a lot more fun than college, nothing from high school can prepare for what college does for you. It's more than the academic responsibilty that you are faced with, but the slow transition of becoming an adult will be tough. Financial responsibility and being on your own may sound great but actually being responsible is more important and harder than it sounds. You may think it's easy, but being a college student requires a certain level a maturity if you want to be successful. So pay attention, and stay on track.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone not really looking for too much fun but just enough. This school is good for shy people not looking for anything more than education and aren't exactly comfortable with large groups of people.

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

I would tell myself that everything would be ok and that there is really nothing to be worried about. I would tell myself to ...

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

I would tell myself that everything would be ok and that there is really nothing to be worried about. I would tell myself to become more organized and learn how to take better notes. I would tell myself that the people at UPB are going to be welcoming and accepting and that i should take the time to meet some new people and make friends. I would tell myself as a senior in high school that i should not stress about the little things and that the professors at UPB will always be there when you need help and will do there best to do so. I would also tell myself that i shouldn't stress about school starting in the fall instead i should be focusing on enjoying the last few days i have with my friends and classmates cause you never know how the new people you meet and friends you make will affect you life and how you look at things. Because college will change your prespective on life. So i would tell myself to live in the here and now but always be planning for the future.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anyone who is looking for a small campus and small classroom experience is a good candidate for UPB. There alot of choices when it comes to sports, clubs, and other activities so nobody will feel left out. UPB offers many opportunities for any prospective student.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

UPB is a very busy campus and that can be frustrating at times. Because there are always things being planned, activities for the students, games anything and everything. Its hard to pick. There are alot of educational programs available and many overlap in times and dates which makes it hard to pick sometimes.

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

I would tell myself that college is no joke. I wouldnt tell myself that I should be worried about the school its self but th...

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

I would tell myself that college is no joke. I wouldnt tell myself that I should be worried about the school its self but the costs to go to college, what i could have done to better prepare myself for the financial aspect. Every student who enrolls into college and has to pay out of pocket to go and only has a job thats gets em by in the mean time to pay for the things you need just to get to school and work alone. As soon as you get that first billing payment for student loans your heart drops because its so much money and you barely even have enough to pay for gas, food, etc. My main advice I could give myself is to have a better saving plan for my money if it was even possible. college life really isnt any different from high school life and the only advice i could give my self is that just like high school all school work counts. Dont be a slacker in other words. Like I said the biggest concerns about college is the financial area when your a paying out of the pocket to go.

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

Have faith in yourself. Enroll in college now. You do have the ability, and you will be successful. Make your education yo...

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

Have faith in yourself. Enroll in college now. You do have the ability, and you will be successful. Make your education your top priority. You won't regret it later in life, I promise. I know because I am there, in your future, right now. Looking back, I wish you had gone to college sooner. Why wait? Working hard in college will give you self esteem and confidence, those qualities you lack. More than anything else, you will gain independence through education. Who knows what challenges life will bring. You will be better prepared to handle life with an education. No one can take your education away; it is life long, a worthwhile investment. Those years will pass by anyway; you might as well be working toward your goals...starting right now. Take the first step, and don't wait. There is nothing more important. Do it for you.

What's unique about your campus?

UPB is very small, allowing for close relationships between students and with professors. The faculty are top-notch, accessible and genuinely concerned with student success. I felt comfortable there. The buildings and classrooms are new and clean. The education I received was excellent. It was home to me for four years, and I have been homesick ever since.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

I found nothing to be frustrating about UPB except trying to find a parking space on a weekday.

Meghan
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very helpful, polite and would do anything for anybody.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very helpful, polite and would do anything for anybody.

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

The advice I would give myself is high school prepares you for the schoolwork, the studying etc... but it does not prepare you for the peer pressure. Peer pressure in high school was nothing compared to college. I was not a drinker during my high school years and my second semester in college I started drinking heavily and weekly making my grades drop and eventually I dropped out. Now that I have realized you can't make it today without a college degree especially the area I live in I wish I could of known them drunkin nights did nothing for my future even though i might of created a couple friends along the way but was is more important friends or a college degree?

What's unique about your campus?

The professors are very helpful along with the small classroom size.

Desmond
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates typically like to party when they don't have anything to do. They are friendly and helpful, and they take some ...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates typically like to party when they don't have anything to do. They are friendly and helpful, and they take some of the stress out of the adjustment period.

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

The class sizes are small and that means better access to professors. The upper-classmen are very helpful and don't typically haze freshmen and sophmores.

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

I would tell myself to apply in-state. Because the tuition will ad up over time and you don't need that extra stress. Also, be serious about your work at all times. Aleays try to get the best grade possibe. Partying and hanging out with friends is not as important as gettig the highest grades possible. Always ask questions in class. Don't ever be enbarrassed about asking a question because a couple of laughs from others is not as important as understanding the material that is being taught. Make sure you meet people that do the right thing, and that are willing to hlep you when you need it. After all, your success is most important.

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

I would tell myself to make sure I interact with my teachers when the opportunity is available. Having a good relationship wi...

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

I would tell myself to make sure I interact with my teachers when the opportunity is available. Having a good relationship with professors is always a plus when it comes to not understanding something. Studying can seem like a waste of time when others are out having fun, but it helps out greatly. I would also tell myself not to get sucked up into the typical college lifestyle, which I have successfully done thus far, and that it does not matter if I am one of the people that party every weekend. One mistake that I made at the beginning of the year was not being as social as I should have. Being a freshman, everyone is in the same boat you are. No one knows each other so take advantage of meeting new people, be outgoing. College is what you make it, if you isolate yourself you'll get bored. Be social yet be responsible at the same time.

What's unique about your campus?

The classes and teachers. Each class is relatively small, the largest I've had thus far has been of 30 people. The teachers actually care about their students and with small class sizes there is more student-teacher interaction.

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

It's the complete opposite of my hometown, there's nothing really around to do for fun. The movie theater only plays one movie at a time, there's not a mall that's close. The campus is just in the middle of no where.

Josh
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I have attended UPB for the past three years, and I can tell you that this was one of the best experiences of my life. The ca...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I have attended UPB for the past three years, and I can tell you that this was one of the best experiences of my life. The campus itself, situated in a valley surrounded by the Allegheny forest, is one of the most beautiful campus I have seen in this country. The "small campus" setting provides a sense of community and belonging amongst the students, and because it is small, you get to know almost all of your fellow students, your professors and your administrators. Although the town of Bradford does not have as much to do as would a big city, the Student Activities Council on campus provides plenty of opportunities (comedy shows, concerts, games, seminars) for students to get out of their dorm rooms and work off some of the stress that comes with college coursework. I have really loved my time here at UPB and I have met friends that have become best friends, have been given plenty of opportunities by members of the staff and faculty to be successful, and have had a some of the best times of my life along the way. If you are someone that wants to succeed (at school and in life), enjoys the small town setting but also likes to have fun, and would like a lot of help and encouragement along the way, then UPB is definitely for you.

Describe the students at your school.

The student body at UPB is exceptional. We here just love to have fun (while maintaining good grades of course). We also have a ton of diversity at Pitt Bradford, so you are able to get to know a lot of different cultures and backgrounds. Students at UPB are interested in a variety of different things from sports to politics to business and everything in between. My best friends at college all were in different majors and we all have similar likes and dislikes. It is really easy to make friends and get to know a little bit more about the world around you from our diverse student body. Also, since we have so many clubs on campus, it is very easy for students to find a club (or clubs) that interests them and make friends, learn and have fun.

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

To sum up Pitt-Bradford in one word: amazing. There is enough here to do both during the week and during the weekends to keep all students busy and having fun (when they are not studying). We also have a great faculty and staff that are more than eager to help students with homework or any other issues they may be having. Our faculty here gear students for the work world so that they can be successful after college, and they are always there to help struggling students. Lastly, although our campus is a wet campus (alcohol is allowed in small quantities for those over 21), the campus is extremely safe so there is nothing that new students need to worry about (except doing well in their classes of course).

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

1. No, many of the students at UPB are from places all around Pennsylvania, and many are from around the country and even around the world. We have a very diverse student body here at UPB. 2. No, many of Pitt Bradford's students are direct applicants to UPB. Our beautiful campus, excellent professor to students ratio, and community atmosphere make Pitt Bradford the number one choice for many students.

What are the academics like at your school?

Academic life at UPB is probably among the best in the country for a small school. I know all of my professors by name and frequently call on them for advice on my future, the classes I am taking, and just to chat. While at Pitt-Bradford, my favorite class was Introduction to International Affairs. Although I am a Business Management major, I am a nut about politics and foreign affairs, and this class really taught me a lot. In fact, many of my favorite classes and favorite professors have come outside the realm of my major. If you really like to learn about all kinds of different things (and still study a specific topic in which you can start a career), then you are like me and would definitely get a lot out of UPB. In terms of my major's department itself, I have loved most of the classes I have taken and have been presented with a lot of opportunities by the professors that teach them (including my job here at Pitt and an internship). I have noticed that professors in my major are always teaching us the ropes so that we can be successful in the work world and really maximize on our education. I believe that the focus on employment after college by many of my business classes has really prepared me to enter the work force next year and be successful.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

Thanks to SGA and Student Activities Council (SAC) and of course the amazing students that attend UPB, there is always something to around UPB. Some of the activities that SAC, SGA and the individual clubs put on annually include: Comedians Poetry Readings Music Concerts Game Shows (college bowl, air band, Pitt Idol) Bonfires Special events (lectures, relaxation nights, etc.) Select Trips (Washington DC, New York City, Gettysburg, Cedar Point etc.) Outdoor trips (Skiing, tubing, white water rafting) Also, the town of Bradford and close surrounding towns offer many exciting activities including great food (something every college student loves and needs), bowling, gaming, and Putt Putt. Apart from the student activities and events on campus and the things to do around town, Pitt-Bradford also has a variety of sporting events that students can attend (basketball games, soccer games, swimming matches, tennis matches, baseball/softball games, and intramural games (football, softball, etc.) Lastly, there are 6 social fraternities and sororities on campus that students can join that usually offer a good stress reducer on the weekends.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

1. That the students here at UPB are all from Bradford and attended Bradford high. 2. That students are here only because they were not accepted anywhere else.

Kelly
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The truth of the matter is this campus is growing so much, and will continue to grow, because of the great people working her...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The truth of the matter is this campus is growing so much, and will continue to grow, because of the great people working here and the technology we offer that you can't get on other campuses. No matter what your major is, you will get hands on experience. And with the small class sizes you get quality time with professors, that in my experience, are genuinely nice people who will go out of their way to help you.

Describe the students at your school.

Generally speaking, the most honest thing I can say in regards to the people that go here is that they are all nice. That's one of the first things I noticed when I came here was not only how nice the professors were but the students too. Everybody thats involved in this level of higher learning usually is passionate about a lot of different things, and you can see that with students who go here. Because of the broad education you get, you'll see a broad mix of people too and that makes for a better college experience.

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

It's only going to get bigger and better :)

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

As I said above, Pitt- Bradford's student body is a good mix of local people and people who came here from all over.

What are the academics like at your school?

Professors here really want you to do well. They know your name, they know your story, and that makes for a really great academic experience. As a student in the communications department I've got to be a part of things that I LOVE doing. My classes are always interesting and the professors make learning fun.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

I myself don't live on campus but I am involved in the tennis team and thats been a great experience so far. It's a great way to meet new people and stay active. I'm not active in a lot of the clubs and organizations on campus but I know thats probably something I'll regret later on. If I could go back and do it again I would get involved more because there's a lot of worthy causes I'd like to be involved with.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

Speaking as someone who is from Bradford, I've heard a lot of people say that the majority of the people that attend this school are from Bradford, or from the area. While yes, a lot of students from Bradford and surrounding areas go to Pitt- Bradford, there are just as many who are from out of state and even out of the country. I think people have a tendency to write this school off immediately because they feel they won't get to know people from different areas and backgrounds, and that's simply not true.

Shelly
Describe the students at your school.

Classmates on campus are very friendly, understanding, fun, and non-judgemental.

Describe the students at your school.

Classmates on campus are very friendly, understanding, fun, and non-judgemental.

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

Try to choose a college that feels like home. It lessens the home-sick feeling a lot!

What kind of person should not attend this school?

I think that if you hate snow, rain, ice and really cold temperatures then you shouldn't go to the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

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