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Pittsburg State University Admissions

When you choose Pitt State, you’re choosing a family with a rich history and strong academics – a place you can call “home.” You’re also choosing the only university in the US to have a Gorilla as a mascot.

Fully Accredited University

We are a fully accredited state university with more than 150 academic programs:

  • many considered among the best of their kind in the U.S
  • student-to-faculty ratio of 19:1
  • average undergraduate class size of 20

Schedule a campus visit today and see why more than 7,300 students from 36 states and 43 countries are proud to call themselves Pitt State Gorillas!


Being a Gorilla means being part of a family with traditions that date back more than a century, allowing you to make memories  and friends that will last a lifetime.

  • Homecoming
  • Family Day
  • Apple Day
  • and many more

Family Friendly

At Pitt State, we value the partnership we share with families when it comes to our students’ education. We like to consider ourselves an extension of our students’ families while they attend school here and long after they’ve left our campus. The strength of Pitt State is in its people, and families play a major role in helping students and the university succeed.

Pittsburg State supports students and their families through a variety of services and events. Students have access to a state-of-the-art health center, a modern recreation center and a wide variety of family friendly entertainment options.

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Our family friendly atmosphere extends into the classroom as well. The Kelce College of Business was recently ranked No. 5 on the Princeton Review’s list of most family-friendly business schools in the nation.

Once a Gorilla, Always a Gorilla.

When you become a member of the Pitt State family, you become one of more than 63,000 proud alumni who can be found throughout the world. It’s an amazing network filled with successful men and women who proudly wear the Crimson and Gold.

Campus & Student Life

Pitt State is a university for those who are eager to learn, and eager to get involved. There are more than 150 student groups on campus, so you’re certain to find one that interests you.

Campus Life
Clubs & Organizations

Gorilla sports teams
Greek Life


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Bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, specialist degrees, associate degrees, and professional certificates in more than 200 academic programs across four colleges.