University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is located in Richland Township, a suburban area of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and was founded in 1927 as one of the first regional campuses of a majoruniversity in the United States. UPJ is ranked as the 28th best baccalaureate college 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. UPJ is also listed among the “Best Colleges in the Northeastern Region” by The Princeton Review.
UPJ offers a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science degree in over 40 areas of study in six academic divisions, as well as offering the ability to obtain master’s degrees in social work and nursing, a doctor of nurse practice, several associate degrees in the allied health area, as well as certificate programs. The college offers 48 undergraduate majors, with minors available in most of the major fields, as well as in other areas of arts and sciences. The average class size is 25–30, and the student to teacher ratio is 18:1. The college is strictly undergraduate, and all courses are taught by college faculty. The 149 faculty members have outstanding credentials and remain active professionally. Special opportunities include internships, the President’s Scholars program, independent and directed studies, a self-designed major, the Freshman Seminar Series, an International Studies Certificate, and the Academic Success Center.