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Why Pitt-Bradford is beyond expectations

We often hear from visitors that the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford is a hidden jewel. Nestled between the Allegany National Forest in Pennsylvania, and Allegany State Park in neighboring New York state, Pitt-Bradford is a beautiful, friendly teaching college – with muscle. Pitt-Bradford faculty have the advantage of the expansive resources and research opportunities available through the University of Pittsburgh system, while enjoying one-on-one contact with their students in a secure, personalized environment

Some of the many advantages to a faculty appointment at Pitt-Bradford include:

  • Newer campus with beautiful facilities
  • Small class size (average 18:1 student/teacher ratio)
  • Increasing enrollment and retention rates
  • Aggressive student academic support services
  • Virtually all classrooms equipped with leading-edge teaching technology
  • Support for faculty-student research opportunities
  • Faculty development funds for research and travel
  • Access to University of Pittsburgh research opportunities and resources
  • Active shared governance through Faculty Senate
  • Low cost of living – buying a comfortable home is very affordable
  • Close-knit community, both on campus and off
  • Beautiful fine arts center attracting nationally and world-renowned artists
  • Excellent computing facilities on campus – every faculty member has a computer
  • Access to Pitt-Carnegie Mellon Supercomputer
  • Professional, friendly library staff on campus, as well as access to full University of Pittsburgh holdings
  • Excellent (some consider enviable) benefits package
  • Tuition benefits for faculty and dependents
  • Excellent local hospital; employees selecting UPMC health insurance have access to University of Pittsburgh Medical Center facilities, as well

The surrounding community provides the setting for many types of outdoor activities, including hiking, camping, biking, skiing, hunting, four-wheeling and boating. In addition to many and varied arts and cultural activities on campus, other opportunities exist in the community and within a few hour’s drive of Bradford (Buffalo – 1.5 hours; Toronto – 4 hours; Cleveland – 4 hours; Pittsburgh – 3.5 hours).

The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity, and is committed to increasing its global studies offerings, and actively encourages study-abroad opportunities for its students.