Pennsylvania College of Technology

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1 College Avenue

Williamsport, PA 17701

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Phone: (570) 326-3761
2013-2014 Tuition
$14,940
in-state
$21,180
out-of-state
Students
5,671
enrolled
62%
male /
38%
female
Admissions
Jul. 1
application deadline
87.6%
accepted

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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#29 Overall Score: 33 out of 100. Regional Colleges (North)

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Summary

Pennsylvania College of Technology is a public institution that was founded in 1941. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,671, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 998 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Pennsylvania College of Technology's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (North), 29. Its in-state tuition and fees are $14,940 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $21,180 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Pennsylvania College of Technology (Penn College)offers an array of academic programs,in a student-centered learning environment, at the certificate, associate and baccalaureate levels with a strong emphasis on technology. Penn College is a statewide-focused institution with nationally recognized programs and a commitment to hands-on, experiential learning. Penn College seeks to implement its philosophy by providing: 1)opportunities to develop intellectually, ethically, socially, culturally and personally; 2) quality academic programs with emphasis on pre-professional, technological, and service areas; 3) accessible full- and part-time educational opportunities and services that address a wide spectrum of individual needs and abilities through varied formats, schedules and geographic locations; 4) educational programming responsive to economic and employment realities; 5) enhanced learning opportunities through cooperation with industry, business, government, other educational institutions and through international experiences; 6) comprehensive majors that integrate communications, math, science, art, technology, humanities, interpersonal skills, problem solving, critical thinking, information literacy and health and safety; 7) opportunities to develop skills needed to enter and succeed in academic majors; and 8) opportunities to increase skills, knowledge, and interest through lifelong learning. Assistance with career planning, employment preparation and advanced study is available. Penn College's environment fosters lifelong learning, creativity, and respect for difference. We provide excellence in instruction and appropriate educational opportunities which remain Penn College's highest priority. (See Penn College Online Catalog: http://www.pct.edu/catalog/).

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1941
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment N/A

Applying

When applying to Pennsylvania College of Technology, it's important to note the application deadline is July 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 20. The application fee at Pennsylvania College of Technology is $50. It is least selective, with an acceptance rate of 87.6 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity least selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 87.6%
Application deadline July 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 20

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Pennsylvania College of Technology is 17:1, and the school has 62.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Pennsylvania College of Technology include: Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other; Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician; Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications; Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other; and Physician Assistant. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 65.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 17:1
4-year graduation rate 42%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 6%
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician 5%
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 5%
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other 5%
Physician Assistant 5%

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Student Life

Pennsylvania College of Technology has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,671, with a gender distribution of 62.4 percent male students and 37.6 percent female students. At this school, 30 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 70 percent of students live off campus.

Total enrollment 5,671
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association N/A

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Campus Info & Services

Pennsylvania College of Technology offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, and health service. Pennsylvania College of Technology also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Pennsylvania College of Technology, 87.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $7,652.

Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.

In-state tuition and fees $14,940 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $21,180 (2013-14)
Room and board $10,713 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
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* Overview details based on 2012 data


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