Pennsylvania College of Technology 
One College Avenue 
Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17701
 
Office of Admissions: 
(717) 327-4761 or 
(800) 367-9222 
FAX: (717) 321-5551
 
http://www.pct.edu 


ENROLLMENT 
Full-time: 
3,892 
Part-time: 
1,125 
Graduate School: 
N/A 

FRESHMAN ADMISSION 
PROFILE 
Number who applied: 
4,019 
Number accepted: 
3,813 
Number enrolled: 
1,380 
Average SAT scores: 
N/A 
Average ACT score: 
N/A 
Average GPA: 
N/A 
Freshman retention rate: 
63% 

2007-2008 COSTS: 
Tuition: 
$10,400 (in-state) 
$13,590 (out-of-state) 
Room and Board: 
$7,100 
Fees, books, misc.: 
$500 

FINANCIAL AID: 
Freshmen receiving aid: 
N/A 
Average financial aid package: 
N/A 

FACULTY: 
Full-time: 
235 
Part-time: 
141 
Ph.D.: 
N/A 
Student-faculty ratio: 
18:1 

IN ADDITION 
Penn College became an affiliate of Penn State in 1989, following more than half a century of serving the public, first as an adult vocational education center, and later as Williamsport Technical Institute (founded 1941) and Williamsport Area Community College (founded 1965). 

Penn College has been the recipient of National Science Foundation and other prestigious grants, testifying to the quality and commitment of its programming. 

Advisory committees including business and industry leaders act as volunteer consultants for Penn College majors and academic schools. Advisors have the opportunity to make recommendations on curriculum development, facilities and equipment, as well as providing scholarships and/or cooperative learning experiences for Penn College students. 

New majors include Applied Health Sciences (B.S.) and Dietary Manager Technology and Physical Fitness Specialist (both A.A.S.). 

Distance education opportunities include completion of bachelor of science degree majors in Technology Management and Automotive Technology Management. 

Evening and Weekend Degrees give adult students the option of completing a degree in a pre-set program of weekend and evening only classes. 

Most popular majors: Electronics Technology, Nursing, Building Construction Technology 

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Pennsylvania College of Technology  
One College Avenue 
Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17701
 


Pennsylvania College of Technology
The Robert L. Breuder Advanced Technology & Health Sciences Center 

College Description 
Pennsylvania College of Technology is an affiliate of Penn State University and Pennsylvania's premier technical college. Partnerships with business and industry are a key ingredient of Penn College's "degrees that work". Consistently high graduate placement rates can be attributed, in part, to a commitment to maintaining strong ties to business and industry. Unique bachelor and associate degree majors - as well as specialized certificates and credentials - focus on applied technology. Students have the opportunity to combine hands-on, technical experience with theory and management education-working in both on-campus and off-campus educational projects related to their field of study. The main campus is located in Williamsport, a city in Northcentral Pennsylvania, less than four hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and Baltimore. Other campus sites include the Kathryn Wentzel Lumley Aviation Center at the Williamsport Regional Airport, the Herman T. Schneebeli Earth Science Center near Allenwood, and a North Campus near Wellsboro. Penn College is a coeducational, publicly supported institution and a fully-accredited member of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. 

Academic Life 
Degree and certificate majors are housed in the following academic schools: School of Business and Computer Technologies, School of Construction and Design Technologies, School of Health Sciences, School of Hospitality, School of Industrial and Engineering Technologies, School of Integrated Studies, School of Natural Resources Management, School of Transportation Technology, and the North Campus. 

Projects within these academic schools, combined with excellent instruction from professors who are experienced both as teachers and as professionals in their particular career fields, prepare students for success after graduation. Among the projects that students have the opportunity to participate in are: Le Jeune Chef restaurant, a fine dining restaurant operated by the School of Hospitality; the Dental Hygiene Clinic operated by the School of Health Sciences; the Plastics Manufacturing Center, which gives students the opportunity to work on research and testing projects with Pennsylvania plastics manufacturers through the School of Industrial and Engineering Technologies and the College's Technology Transfer Center; WPTC, a non-commercial, campus radio station operated by students in the School of Integrated Studies and community volunteers; and the Professional Development Center and The Victorian House, campus facilities designed and constructed by the School of Construction and Design Technologies. In addition, major industries, including Toyota, Ford, Mack Trucks and Caterpillar, sponsor Penn College majors (automotive, diesel and heavy construction equipment, respectively). 

Campus Life 
Penn College is a residential campus offering on-campus housing in both The Village at Penn College and Campus View Apartments. The Alvin C. Bush Campus Center is the hub of student activity. It features a computer lab, meeting and study areas, fitness center, nightclub, recreation center, video rentals, art gallery, counseling and career center, bookstore and convenience store, bistro-style restaurant and coffeehouse. Meal plans are available which allow students to dine in the cafeteria-style Susquehanna Room, the Bistro, the Coffeehouse, the Streetcart Named Desire food cart, campus snack areas and includes pizza delivery to campus housing. Students have the opportunity to participate in college governance, student government and a variety of student clubs and organizations, including some that are affiliated with professional associations. Selected students also have the opportunity to serve as Penn College Student Ambassadors and/or Orientation Leaders. Many opportunities exist for on-campus work-study and student employment, as well as off-campus internship, co-op and practicum experiences. 

Facilities and Resources 
The Penn College campus is completely modern and beautifully maintained. An ambitious construction and renovation in the 1980s and 1990s resulted in a physical plant valued at nearly $95 million. The Main Campus encompasses nearly 75 acres and includes the Advanced Technology and Health Sciences Center, a $17 million dollar facility offering instruction in new and emerging technologies. Other main campus facilities include a Technical Trades Center, Automotive Technology Center, Metal Trades Center, Building Trades Center, Learning Resources Center (including the Library), and the Academic Center, the most historic campus building, built in 1913. 

The applied technology focus of Penn College can be seen in its commitment to providing computer access for students. While the average number of computers on U.S. campuses is one for every 24 students; Penn College offers one computer for every six students. Students are four times more likely to have computer access at Penn College than at most colleges in the nation! The John T. Shuman Library offers automated research capabilities that can speed the process of academic research. In addition, campus housing offers computer access, both to the Internet and to Penn College's information system, in students' on-campus apartments. Open laboratories exist across campus, giving students complete computer access, from word processing, to e-mail and Internet. 

Athletics/Sports 
The Penn College Wildcats compete in the Eastern Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference (EPCC), composed of Commonwealth Campuses of the Penn State University system, community colleges and two-year colleges throughout the state. In the 1990s, Penn College has won EPCC championships in golf and baseball and state championships in cross country. Soccer, softball and tennis teams have appeared in state tournaments. In its first year (1997), the archery team placed third in the nation and three Penn College archers were named All-Americans. The Wildcats field teams in the following intercollegiate sports: archery, baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis. In addition to the intercollegiate sports listed, students have the opportunity to participate in extramural and intramural athletics in a variety of individual and team tournaments, clinics and leagues. A modern fitness center is the perfect training facility for Penn College athletes. 

Financial Aid 
Approximately three of every four Penn College students receive some form of financial assistance (grants, loans, work-study or scholarships) amounting to over $25 million in aid per year. To apply, students must submit both the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Penn College's Financial Aid Application form. Students should complete and mail all applications for financial aid prior to April 1. Information on scholarships and aid is available on the Penn College's web site (http://www.pct.edu). 

Admission Requirements 
It is the intention of Penn College to offer educational opportunities to anyone who has the interest, desire, and ability to pursue advanced study. Therefore, courses of study are offered at the bachelor and associate degree and certificate level. Admissions criteria vary according to major. At a minimum, applicants must have a high school diploma or its equivalent. Some majors are restricted to persons who meet certain academic skills and prerequisites, who have attained levels of academic achievement and who have earned an acceptable score on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (APT). Students who are recent high school graduates (within two years of high school graduation) must submit SAT or ACT scores for admission into Penn College bachelor degree majors. (Scores are not required for associate degree and certificate majors.) Students with combined SAT scores of 1050 or above and individual scores of 550 in math and 500 in English will be exempt from portions of the College's placement tests. (ACT equivalent for this exemption is a score of 23.) Students who do not meet minimum SAT/ACT scores may be required to participate in a Success in College experience before being granted acceptance into the major. Associate degree and certificate students are not required to submit SAT/ACT scores, but are encouraged to do so to assist in proper course placement. Penn College operates on a nondiscriminatory basis. Majors with restricted admissions preclude enrollment for all students who have not met specific criteria; majors with selective admissions admit students on the basis of ranked, accumulated point values awarded for performance in preset, weighted experiences. Contact the Office of Admissions for more information. 

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