is good if you're: (1.) commuter (2.) don't like parties
or nightlife (3.) parents work here (4.) local and went
to high school with all the other students here.
If you did not fit into the above, then you
should either try getting into main campus or go somewhere
else completely. I'll tell you why:
ACADEMICS: Midly challenging sometimes
pretty easy.. All depends on the professor and your major.
Classes are a decent small size. But, since it's a
small campus, you are limited with variety and how many
other class openings there are. Professors are personable, but some
can be hit or miss.
SPORTS/CLUBS/EXTRACURRICULARS: Not much at
all, especially at the D3 level. Not enough people join
them. The sports teams are a joke (my high school
had more talent). Hardly any school spirit. The gym is
run-down and old.
STUDENT BODY: Mostly commuters.. the ones
that live on-campus mostly live anywhere from 30 minutes to
an hour away so they leave on friday and return
sunday. The whole campus shuts down on Friday and everyone
leaves. It's also a dry campus so not many parties.
It's also pretty easy to get caught. Most people went
to high school together, but you can still make “some”
friends if you try. There's not much athletic or academic
talent either. You can tell that this school has a
huge turnover rate with low standards and hardly any one
cares about making something of themselves at all. How could
you be so distracted on a very small, dry, boring
campus? Not much diversity either. Oh, I forgot to mention,
no frats/sororities. This should be a boarding school because it
lacks the energy and facilities that make up the true
HOUSING: Not too bad, but if you don't
like walking far, avoid living in the Courts. A lot
of the RA's spend most of the time busting people
ADVISING: They are unorganized, arrogant, rude, and
clueless. They really don't tell you much and you basically
have to figure it out yourself.
CAMPUS SECURITY: Only
cares about giving out parking tickets and confiscating alcohol. They're
not helpful if something of yours was stolen or you
have other problems.
FACILITIES: Most buildings are in decent
shape and well kept. Smith Hall is old and has
outdated classrooms. Not a bad campus if the tuition was
$6,000 a year opposed to the ridiculous 11k or higher.
It's an expensive way to deal with the crappy conditions
and lacking atmosphere of a college.
FOOD: Let's just
say on some days you can be satisfied, but mostly
you feel like you're eating hospital food. I don't think
my dog would even want it. Plus they have weird
hours and the weekends have even shorter hours. Doesn't satisfy
a decent diet if you live in a dorm and
have to rely on their crap. There's also not much
other food places on campus or variety.
Not much of a nightlife at all in Greensburg. There
are a lot of places to buy stuff and eat
food, but you have to drive 5 or more miles
to get that. Pittsburgh is only 30 minutes away so
spend your time up there, because you won't get anything
at UPG. There's nothing within walking distance. Bring a car!
My best advice or become friends with someone that has