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Welcome to your PART Webinar Training Session! “What has really put us on the [national] map is the PART program, which has [numerous] members across the country...representing the University at college fairs and at high schools.” -Dr. Betsy Porter, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

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Welcome to your

PART

Webinar Training Session!

“What has really put us on the [national] map is the PART program, which has [numerous] members across the country...representing the University at college fairs and at high schools.”

-Dr. Betsy Porter, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

New Email: PART@pitt.edu

what is part
College Days/Fairs/Nights

Volunteers attend almost 300 recruitment events annually

Alert OAFA of local events

Share positive experiences from alumni and parent perspective with prospective students/families

Serve as the face of the university

Adopt a School Program – NEW

Volunteer serves as a liaison between high school and OAFA

Distributes materials to school

Contacts admitted students

Increases visibility in hard to reach areas

Target schools listed on PART website

What is PART?

Pitt Alumni Recruitment Team

Pitt Parent Admissions Recruitment Team

*700 members in over 40 states*

training session agenda
Training Session Agenda
  • Admissions Presentation
  • Talking Points
  • Materials Explanation and Usage
choosing the right college 6 factors
Choosing the Right College:6 Factors
  • Size
  • Location
  • Academics
  • Reputation
  • Academic Fit
  • Cost & Financial Aid
factor 1 campus size
Factor #1 - Campus Size
  • Enrollment
    • Appx. 15,000 full-time undergraduates
  • Class size
    • Almost 70% have less than 30 students
    • Less than 5% have more than 100
    • Student to Faculty ratio: 15 to 1
  • Diversity
    • In-state/Out-of-state
    • Over 300 undergraduate student organizations
  • Facilities
    • 14 Residence Halls – Pennsylvania and Panther Halls
    • 5 Apartment-style Accommodations – Ruskin Hall
    • Computer Labs and Services
    • Athletic Facilities
  • Resources
    • Academic Support Center
    • Advising
    • Counseling and Career Services
    • Libraries
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Factor #1 - Campus Size

Talking Point #1:

The University of Pittsburgh has all the benefits of a large research

university but is small enough for students to receive personalized

attention and carve out their own niche within the University of Pittsburgh.

factor 2 location
Factor # 2 - Location
  • Oakland
  • 3 miles from Downtown Pittsburgh
  • Green space
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Factor # 2 - Location

  • Shops and restaurants
  • Museums
    • PittARTS
  • UPMC
    • 7 teaching hospitals
  • Safety and Transportation
    • Pitt Police
    • Residence Hall Safety
    • For Safety’s Sake
    • SafeRider and Pitt Shuttle System
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Factor # 2 - Location

  • “The City is our Campus!”
  • Most livable city
    • 2007 Places Rated Almanac
  • Free public transportation
  • Cultural attractions and theatre events
  • Fortune 500 companies
    • PNC, Mellon, Highmark, Heinz
  • Sports
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Factor # 2 - Location

Talking Point #2:

The University of Pittsburgh has

all the big city benefits while

maintaining a smaller campus community.

factor 3 academics
Factor # 3 - Academics
  • Ten undergraduate schools

with both freshman &

upper-level entry

  • More than 101 majors
  • Fourteen graduate & professional

schools

  • Campuses in Bradford,

Greensburg, Johnstown and Titusville

  • 407 degree programs system-wide
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Factor # 3 - Academics

Freshman Entry Programs

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business Administration
  • Swanson School of Engineering
  • School of Nursing
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Factor # 3 - Academics

Upper-level Division Programs – Junior Year Entry

  • School of Education
      • Applied Developmental Psychology
      • Health and Physical Activity
      • Post-baccalaureate teacher certification

www.education.pitt.edu

  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
      • Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition
      • Communication Science
      • Emergency Medicine
      • Health Information Management
      • Rehabilitation Science

www.shrs.pitt.edu

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Factor # 3 - Academics

Upper-level Division Programs, con’t.

  • School of Information Science
      • Bachelor of Science

in Information Sciences (BSIS)

www.sis.pitt.edu

  • School of Social Work
      • Bachelor of Arts in Social Work

www.socialwork.pitt.edu

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Factor # 3 - Academics

School of Pharmacy

  • Pre-pharmacy preparation in the School of Arts and Sciences
  • Sophomore take PCAT, apply directly to the program
  • 4 professional years in the School of Pharmacy
  • Six-year Doctor of Pharmacy degree
  • Conditional acceptance for freshman
    • 1250-1290 M/CR SAT, Minimum M 650 and top 10% with interview
    • 1300 M/CR SAT, Minimum M 680 and top 10% without interview

www.pharmacy.pitt.edu

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Factor # 3 - Academics

University Honors College

  • Academic challenge
  • Automatic Review
  • Non-membership organization
  • 1400 SAT M/CR and Top 5% for eligibility
  • Opportunities for:
    • Honors Housing
    • Bachelors of Philosophy Degree
    • Research
    • Publications
    • Scholarships
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Factor # 3 - Academics

International Opportunities

  • University Center for International Studies
  • Pursue a language
  • Certificates
  • Study Abroad in over 300 locations
    • Financial Aid and Scholarships
    • Available for any major
    • Vary in length
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Factor # 3 - Academics

Office of Experiential Learning

  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities
    • Unique to the University of Pittsburgh
    • Many majors
  • Internships
  • Undergraduate Teaching Experience

and Peer Tutoring

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Factor # 3 - Academics

Talking Point #3:

A recurring theme here at the University of Pittsburgh is the variety of OPTIONS available to our students in and outside of the classroom.

factor 4 reputation
Factor # 4 - Reputation
  • Association of American Universities
  • Nationally-recognized academic programs
    • Philosophy Department – 2nd
    • History and Philosophy of Science – 5th
  • Stellar athletics
    • Division 1
    • Many club/intramural sports
  • More than 241,000 alumni
    • Pitt Career Network
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Factor # 4 - Reputation

Talking Point #4:

The University of Pittsburgh retains an esteemed reputation nationally and internationally, and a degree from the University of Pittsburgh carries great value.

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Factor # 5 - Academic Fit

Application Process

  • Rolling Admissions
    • Apply starting July 1st
    • Fee waivers
  • Paper or Online

www.oafa.pitt.edu

  • Official High School Transcripts
  • SAT and/or ACT results
  • Supplemental Information – Optional but encouraged
    • Essays and/or Personal Statements
    • Letter(s) of Recommendation
factor 5 academic fit
Factor # 5 - Academic Fit

Applications are automatically reviewed for:

  • Admissions
  • University Honors College
  • Scholarships
  • Freshman Guarantees
  • Appropriate Regional Campus
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Factor # 5 - Academic Fit

Merit-based Scholarships

  • From $2000/year to

full tuition/room & board

  • Consideration begins at 1400 SAT

(32 ACT) AND Top 5% class rank

  • Review begins early November
  • January 15 deadline
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Factor # 5 - Academic Fit

What is a “Freshman Guarantee”?

  • Current options include:
    • School of Medicine
    • School of Law
    • School of Dental Medicine
    • School of Education
    • Swanson School of Engineering
    • School of Nursing
    • Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
    • Graduate School of Public Health
    • School of Social Work
    • School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
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Factor # 5 - Academic Fit

What is the Admissions Committee looking for?

  • Well-rounded students
  • Challenging curriculum – Honors/AP
  • Performance on the SAT or ACT
  • Success in classroom reflected by:

- Class Rank

- QPA/Grade point average

- Consistency of excellence

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Factor #5 - Academic Fit

How Can the Admissions Committee Respond?

  • Offer admissions
  • Request additional information

- Quarter or mid-year grades

- Senior SAT/ACT

- Both

  • Appropriate regional campus
  • Deny admission
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Factor # 5 - Academic Fit

Talking Point #5:

Freshman Profile Class of 2012*

  • Applications Received: 21,244
  • Number Offered Admission: 11,669
  • Number Enrolled: 3,598
  • SAT I mid-range for all admitted freshmen is 1200-1370
  • ACT mid-range for all admitted freshmen is 25-30
  • Percent in the Top 2/5 of class: 98%
  • Percent in the Top 10% of class: 54%

*As of June 19, 2008

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Factor # 6 - Cost & Financial Aid

Need-based Financial Aid

  • File FAFSA as early as January 1 online
  • March 1 recommended freshman filing deadline
  • Student Aid Report (SAR)
  • FAAS (Pitt’s own form)
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Determining Financial Need

Cost of Attendance (COA)*

--- Expected Family Contribution (EFC)

Demonstrated Need

*DIRECT COSTS= Tuition & Fees, Room & Board

INDIRECT COSTS= Books & Supplies, Transportation, Personal Living Expenses

~Department of Education calculates Expected Family Contribution (EFC)

Factor # 6 - Cost & Financial Aid

factor 6 cost financial aid
Grants

Federal Pell Grant

Federal SEOG

State Grant

Pitt Grant

Self-Help Aid

Federal Work Study

Perkins Loan

Stafford Loans

PLUS

Factor # 6 - Cost & Financial Aid
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Factor # 6 - Cost & Financial Aid

Talking Point #6:

Appx. 70% of Pitt students receive some sort of need-based financial aid. Current cost information is available at:

www.ir.pitt.edu/tuition/

what else to talk about with prospective students
What else to talk about with prospective students?

Recruitment Events

  • Majors

www.pitt.edu/academics.html

  • Mailing List/Video Clips

www.oafa.pitt.edu/explore/

  • Undergraduate Research
  • Freshman Guarantees
  • 20,000+ applications
  • 6 factors
  • Campus visits
campus visit options
Campus Visit Options

Campus Tours:

Monday – Friday

On the hour

10 AM to 3 PM

Information Sessions:

Monday – Friday

10 AM and 2 PM

Selected Saturdays

9 AM

So You Wanna Be A…Fridays

Ready…Set…Pitt Saturdays

www.oafa.pitt.edu/visit.aspx

materials
Inquiry Cards

Profiles

Fact Sheets

Search Pieces

Tuition Cost Cards

Major Stand

Materials

“Students remember the grinning face and handshake, and are then more likely to follow up with a visit. To parents fretting about sending a child off to a strange land...the personal touch found at a college fair is reassuring.”

-Jane Gordon, New York Times

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Q & A

Kerri J. Meeks, Assistant Director

kmeeks@pitt.edu

412-624-0770

Breanne Caution, Associate Director

bcaution@pitt.edu

412-624-0758

www.part.pitt.edu

PART@pitt.edu

1-800-967-PART