Scenic Natural Environment

Scenic Pitt-Johnstown

Pitt-Johnstown offers the best of two worlds: a University of Pittsburgh degree in a natural environment.

The campus is located on 655 acres within the Laurel Highlands of southwest-central Pennsylvania and presents scenic beauty from various vantage points and through 15 miles of hiking and biking trails.

Pitt-Johnstown is referred to as the perfect background for a purposeful education, only 70 miles from Pittsburgh and a few hours from other major metropolitan centers.

Due in part to the idyllic setting and to very conscious campus efforts, Pitt-Johnstown is the first Pennsylvania college or university to earn the unique designation as a "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary" through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP), an Audubon International program. The University has also received certification in Environmental Planning from the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program, an international program administered by Audubon International designed to help landowners preserve and enhance the environmental quality of their property. 

In May, the University is part of the annual Global Big Day in association with Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s worldwide Day of conservation that promotes citizen science as people around the world record their sighting of birds.

Pitt-Johnstown volunteers help preserve the natural beauty