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Pittsburg State University is a moderately sized, state-supported institution located in the town of Pittsburg, Kansas and is home to over 5,200 undergraduate students and approximately 2,000 graduate and part-time professional students. The students are able to study in one of the university's four undergraduate schools or the graduate school. These schools offer a wide array of majors in the areas of biological science, business (a popular program with majors as diverse as banking and finance as well as retailing and merchandising), communications and the arts (home to a great program in several foreign languages), computer and physical sciences (which includes a unique program in information systems and sciences), education and environmental design (home to a unique program in foreign language education), health professions (which includes a rather innovative program in medical technology), and social sciences. Some of the most popular majors include business administration, elementary education, and engineering technology.
Admission to Pittsburg State University is not competitive in the least; in fact, most of the students who apply are admitted. Last year, over 1,200 students applied and approximately 1,180 of those students were accepted; of those, about 800 matriculated. The admitted students had an average combined SAT score ranging from 1000 to 1080 and an average comprehensive ACT score ranging from 20 to 27. Additionally, more than 60% of the admitted students were ranked in the top 10% of their high school graduating class with an average high school GPA of about 3.56.
Pittsburg State University has a manageable student to faculty ratio of about a 15:1, and it is rare to find a class at any level with more than 15 students. Most of the classes are discussion based, and all students have a chance to have their voices heard. The professors also get high marks from students in terms of accessibility and willingness to help students out when needed.
The Social Scene
The town of Pittsburg is quite small and family oriented, and unfortunately, it doesn't offer students a whole lot in the way of entertainment. However, Kansas City is only about a hour and a half away by car, and many students head into the city on the weekends to take advantage of its more numerous social offerings, such as restaurants, bars, clubs, shopping and concerts. The university is home to ten national fraternities and sororities which are very popular with students, and pretty much govern on-campus social life. The school also boasts over 140 student groups and organizations which run the gamut from student government to a literary magazine.
The dating scene is quite diverse and there are a lot of people to choose from... happy hunting!
"This school is a great mixture of state school resources and private school atmosphere."
"The professors here are awesome, and they obviously love what they're doing here."
"There is always a party going on here. Let's just say you don't have to worry about being bored on the weekends."
"There isn't really anything to do around here off campus anyway. Kansas City isn't exactly easy to get to."
"The student body is kind of homogenous; it's hard to meet new people."
"The Greeks get kind of obnoxious; they think they're this exclusive club or something."
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