Geographic Location

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The university is located in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, about 113 kilometers east of Pittsburgh and 282 kilometers northwest of Washington, DC.  


Pitt-Johnstown is close enough to Washington, DC, and New York City that the university provides sight-seeing trips at minimal costs to students. There are about 21,000 people who live in and around Johnstown. There are three main transportation methods including the local public bus system, our regional airport, and an Amtrak train station. University provides shuttle transportation to a local shopping plaza on a daily basis. The area has wide temperature changes in different seasons. August is the hottest month when the temperature can reach 32 C. January is the coldest month when the temperature can reach -8 C.

University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown has a beautiful view and is surrounded by nature reserves, with walking trails throughout campus. The campus provides a quiet study environment for students away from the crowds of big cities. Learn More >