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CCAC Allegheny County SCHOOL NAME: Community College of LOCATION: ted as follows — Four campuses and five centers, loca • Bethel Park Center • Allegheny Campus (North Shore) • Braddock Hills Center • Boyce Campus (Monroeville) • Washington County Center • North Campus (McCandless) • West Hills Center • South Campus (West Mifflin) • Homewood-Brushton Center WEBSITE: www.ccac.edu PHONE: 412.237.3100 30,000 non-credit students Current Enrollment: 30,000 credit students; lty Ratio Student Faculty Ratio: 18:1 Student Facu ed financial aid: 55% -bas need iving rece ents Percentage of stud fees) for Allegheny County residents Tuition: $95.50 per credit (plus applicable nearly 100 clubs and organizations, Campus life description: CCAC provides intramural sports, cultural events four honor societies, intercollegiate and ions, providing CCAC students the and student government leadership posit the classroom. opportunity to pursue interests outside

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ALL-STATE CAREER SCHOOL

PITTSBURGH INSTITUTE OF AERONAUTICS

SCHOOL NAME: All-State Career School ADDRESS: 1200 Lebanon Rd., West Mifflin, PA 15122 PHONE: 877-210-6214 WEBSITE: www.allstatecareer.edu Programs offered: • CDL - Class A and B • Welding Technology • Heating Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

SCHOOL NAME: Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics ADDRESS: 5 Allegheny County Airport, West Mifflin, PA 15122 PHONE: 800-444-1440 WEBSITE: www.pia.edu Current Enrollment: 215 Student Faculty Ratio: 17:1 Tuition: $5,100 per term - $35,700 Full Program School Type: Private Non-Profit Most Popular Majors: Aviation Maintenance Technology Degree Distance from Downtown Pittsburgh: 8.2 miles south of Downtown Pittsburgh Awards & recognitions: PIA is renowned within the aviation industry as one of the top aviation training schools in the country.

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IUP SCHOOL NAME: Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) ADDRESS: 1011 South Drive, Indiana, PA 15705 PHONE: (724) 357-2100 WEBSITE: www.iup.edu Current Enrollment: 15,379 (13,058 undergraduate; 2,321 graduate) Student Faculty Ratio: 19 to 1 Tuition: Undergraduate, $6,428; graduate, $429 per credit. Both figures are for in-state tuition and do not include housing, dining, or required fees. School Type: Public (state-owned) Most Popular Majors: Criminology, Communications Media, Psychology, Physical Education and Sport, Nursing, Management, Early Childhood Education/Special Education, Biology, Accounting, Marketing Distance from Downtown Pittsburgh: 58 miles

Regular Application Deadline: IUP operates under a “rolling admissions” process, meaning that applications are accepted as long as spots are available within the university and the desir ed program. That said, some academic prog rams have specific application deadlines. Percentage of students receiving need-bas ed financial aid: 50.4% of all undergraduate degreeseeking students Campus life description: Students can get involved in about 240 recognized organizations, including fraternities and sororities, as well as the awardwinning ROTC program and varsity spor ts— 11 for women and 8 for men. A number of club sports and recreational activities, from boxing and cycling to sailing and martial arts, are also available.

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SETON HILL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL NAME: Seton Hill University ADDRESS: 1 Seton Hill Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601 PHONE: 800-826-6234 Undergraduate Admissions (724) 838-4281 Graduate & Adult Studies (724) 838-4208 WEBSITE: www.setonhill.edu Current Enrollment: 2600 Student Faculty Ratio: 1:16 Tuition: Undergraduate: $14,175/semester and Graduate: $766/credit School Type: Private Percentage of students receiving need-based ďŹ nancial aid: 95% of our students receive some form of ďŹ nancial aid Distance from Downtown Pittsburgh: 35 miles Campus life description: Our 200-acre hilltop campus in the Laurel Highlands provides an inspirational setting for a distinctive education. Our students say our campus looks like Hogwart’s. (And our mascot is a GrifďŹ n.)

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VENANGO COLLEGE OF CLARION UNIVERSITY

DOUGLAS EDUCATION CENTER ter SCHOOL NAME: Douglas Education Cen n, PA 15062 ADDRESS: 130 Seventh Street Monesse PHONE: 1-800-413-6013 WEBSITE: www.dec.edu

SCHOOL NAME: Venango College of Clarion University ADDRESS: 1801 West First Street, Oil City, PA 16031 PHONE: 877-VENANGO WEBSITE: www.clarion.edu/venango

Student Faculty Ratio: 13:1 ol School Type: Post-Secondary or Trade Scho e-Up Effects Program, The Factory Mak ial Most Popular Majors: Tom Savini’s Spec etology Academy, Graphic Design & Web Digital Filmmaking Program, The Cosm ration Program, Dorian’s Fantasy Art Program, Allan and Wilson’s Digital Illust ibution Techniques Program Program, Natural Gas Extraction & Distr miles South of Pittsburgh 30 Distance from Downtown Pittsburgh:

Current Enrollment: 1000+ Student Faculty Ratio: 19/1 Tuition: $8700 School Type: Public Percentage of students receiving need-based financial aid: 92% Distance from Downtown Pittsburgh: 2 hours

Campus life description: te is deeply ingrained in your DNA. It’s As an artist or designer, the need to crea we celebrate that and strive to create not something you can shut off. At DEC, self and let your talents thrive. You will an environment where you can be your similar talents and goals. The student find yourself surrounded by students with y aspect of an artistic lifestyle experience at DEC truly encompasses ever onstrations to field trips, there are dem available. From parties to seminars and and recreational activities. many opportunities for both educational

Campus life description: Venango College delivers a personal and challenging academic experience, serving the region as the high-achieving, nationally accredited college of a comprehensive university. The Venango College seeks motivated, career-oriented students of all ages and backgrounds who want to learn and grow in a supportive environment that promotes personal discovery and professional development.

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CAL U

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SCHOOL NAME: California University of Pennsylvania ADDRESS: 250 University Avenue, California, PA 15419 PHONE: (724) 938-4000; 1-888-412-0479 WEBSITE: www.calu.edu Current Enrollment: 8,600 Student Faculty Ratio: 22:1 Tuition: $6,428 (annual full-time undergraduate; PA resident) School Type: Public Most Popular Majors: Teacher Education, Computer Science, Athletic Training, Criminal Justice Percentage of students receiving need-based financial aid: 76% of undergraduates Distance from downtown Pittsburgh: 35 miles Campus life description: Cal U is a comprehensive, four-year institution serving about 8,600 undergraduate and graduate students. It is a diverse, caring and scholarly learning community recognized for its affordable, accredited academic programs; high-quality online education; and service to military veterans. Programs blend expert teaching with opportunities for hands-on learning and research, providing a solid foundation for success.

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PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF MASSAGE THERAPY SCHOOL NAME: Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy ADDRESS: 3600 Laketon Road, Pittsburgh PA 15235 PHONE: (412) 241-5155 WEBSITE: www.massageschoolpittsburgh.com

PITTSBURGH FILMMAKERS SCHOOL NAME: Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ School of Film, Photography and Digital Media ADDRESS: 477 Melwood Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213 PHONE: (412) 681-5449 WEBSITE: www.pittsburgharts.org

Current Enrollment: 75 Student Faculty Ratio: 1:16 School Type: Private Specialty: Comprehensive Massage Therapy Training

Current Enrollment: 500

Campus life description: Devoted exclusively to the massage therapy profession means a complete dedication to our student’s success in school and after graduation. Our program is taught by working professionals most of whom maintain a practice in massage therapy. Students enjoy the convenient schedule options which allow them to work, study and attend classes all while maintaining family and social commitments. The Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy is the only school in Pennsylvania that has been training massage therapists, under the same ownership, continuously since 1986. You owe it to your future success to investigate our programs and the massage therapy profession.

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Student Faculty Ratio: average 12:1 Tuition: $390 per course (non-credit) School Type: Private Most popular majors: Digital Video; Film Production; Photography Distance from Downtown Pittsburgh: 3.5 miles Campus life description: Founded in 1971, Pittsburgh Filmmakers is one of the country’s oldest and most esteemed media arts centers and has served as a model for others throughout the U.S. The mix of students is quite non-traditional, being a combination of college students who are enrolled at different colleges mixed with independent students who enroll directly with the School. About two-thirds of the classes are offered in the evening. The faculty are all working artists and professionals.

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ALLEGHENY COLLEGE

YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY

SCHOOL NAME: Allegheny College ADDRESS: 520 N. Main St., Meadville, PA 16335 PHONE: (814) 332-4351, toll-free (800) 521-5293 WEBSITE: www.allegheny.edu/admissions

ersity SCHOOL NAME: Youngstown State Univ wn, OH 44555 gsto Youn ADDRESS: One University Plaza, PHONE: (330) 931-3000 WEBSITE: ww.ysu.edu

Current Enrollment: 2,100 Student Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Tuition: $37,260 School Type: Private Most Popular Majors: Biology, Psychology, Environmental Science/Studies, Economics, English, Neuroscience Percentage of students receiving need-based ďŹ nancial aid: 71% Distance from Downtown Pittsburgh: 1.5 hours (approx. 90 miles)

urban research university located just Youngstown State University is an emerging in Youngstown, Ohio. over an hour from downtown Pittsburgh a solid commitment to student success, Boasting brilliant, renowned faculty and e passion to offer an educational experienc Youngstown State marries expertise and . own) your te crea (or rs rgraduate majo all its own. Choose from over 100 unde and research opportunities. Network and nship inter tless Take advantage of coun rsity partnerships with a thriving downtown connect with professionals through unive business scene. ntage, Pittsburgh and Western PA students And through YSU’s Affordable Tuition Adva en of typical out-of-state tuition fees. can earn their degrees without the burd what makes our university Visit YSU this spring and see for yourself among Western PA students.

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Campus life description: A typical Allegheny student might study political science, mathematics or studio art while preparing for medical school, but also play varsity soccer, report for the newspaper, intern at the hospital and learn to tango – all in the same week. Unusual combinations? These combinations of academic interests are everyday examples of our students challenging their intellects and pursuing all of their passions.

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UNIVERSITY t Advanced research and creative collaboration with world-class faculty t Wide range of financial aid, internships and work-study opportunities t Rigorous academic programs recognized by employers worldwide t Vibrant, diverse campus activities and NCAA Division I sports t Youngstown—a city in the midst of a high-tech, green, economic renaissance t One of Ohio’s safest and most scenic urban campuses t Dramatically reduced tuition for western PA residents

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