University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg

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University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, commonly referred to as Pitt-Greensburg or UPG, is a four-year, baccalaureate degree-granting, regional residential campus of the University of Pittsburgh located in Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Opened in 1963, UPG was granted four-year degree-granting status in 1988. Pitt-Greensburg has been voted "Best University in the Region" for 8 straight years (1999–2007) by the readership of the Tribune-Review.

As of 2010, Pitt-Greensburg had 1,675 full-time undergraduates (1,820 total) and 76 full-time (84 total) faculty. Approximately 650 students live in the residence halls.

History

Pitt-Greensburg opened in September 1963, following a request of area school superintendents for a branch campus of the University of Pittsburgh. UPG began as a two-year institution with instruction in nine areas of study, 15 faculty, 56 full-time, and 156 part-time students. The school was originally located in the Vogle Building, a former private elementary school and Greensburg School System administrative building located at 122 North Maple Avenue in downtown Greensburg across from St. Clair Park. Fine arts classes were originally taught at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, physical education was held at the Greensburg YMCA, and laboratory classes were held in what is now Greensburg Salem Middle School. In 1964, the university...
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