Pennsylvania College of Technology

One College Ave, Williamsport, PA
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Our academic approach At Penn College, you’ll start living your career from day one. Whether it’s getting to work in the welding lab or learning your way around a commercial kitchen, the hands-on experience begins your first semester. Real-life learning Sure, you’ll dig into textbooks and engage in lecture-based learning. But the real magic happens in the labs. After testing and measuring, seeing and believing, it’s amazing how quickly complex concepts come into focus. A standout skill set Just because you’re getting fully immersed in your field, that doesn’t mean we’re skimping on big-picture essentials. Wildcats are known problem solvers. Highly talented, imaginative, hardworking critical thinkers are not easy to find. Ask employers. Bring the technical know-how and an eye for innovation and you’ll be first in line for your choice of job opportunities. • Problem-solving: Learn how to approach a problem from every angle and offer thoughtful solutions. • Imaginative thinking: Enjoy asking questions to arrive at the best possible outcome. • Communication: Lay the foundation to become a successful communicator. Learning beyond the classroom Wildcats love spreading their wings and flexing their talents outside of the traditional classroom and lab settings. At Penn College, you'll have lots of opportunities to get even more real-world experience through clinicals, internships, community projects, clubs, and competitions.

Questions and Answers about Pennsylvania College of Technology

Peter B.
7 months ago
What is the average amount of financial aid students receive at Pennsylvania College of Technology?
Pennsylvania College of Technology
For the most recent fully completed and reported academic year (2020/21), 86.6% of our student population received financial aid. This includes grants, scholarships, and federal loans.
Joseph M.
7 months ago
Where can I find scholarships opportunities that Pennsylvania College of Technology offers?
Pennsylvania College of Technology
You can find information about our scholarship application process and the scholarships offered by Penn College by visiting www.pct.edu/scholarships. Accepted students submit one scholarship application to be considered for all of our scholarships. We also strongly encourage seeking external scholarships.
Dakota D.
1 year ago
What housing options are available for first year students?
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Rose Street Commons is a 6-building complex exclusively for first-year students. Options include traditional and apartment-style residence halls. In addition to housing, you'll find a dining hall, convenience store, fitness center, and laundry facilities in the complex.
Michael W.
1 year ago
After the initial Financial Aid package is given from Pennsylvania College of Technology, are there any ways for that to be reevaluated or any way for students to be able to get more?
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Students in this situation can connect with our Financial Aid Office at finaid@pct.edu or by calling 570.327.4766 to discuss options.

Majors offered at Pennsylvania College of Technology

Biggest majors
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection

Academics at Pennsylvania College of Technology

Student Faculty Ratio
14 to 1
School type
Public 4-year institution

Demographics for Pennsylvania College of Technology Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
Pennsylvania College of Technology Students6%17%61%15%4%2%1%
All Bold.org College Students11%21%37%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
Pennsylvania College of Technology Students
38%
57%
Male
Female
< 4% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for Pennsylvania College of Technology students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)79k
Project Engineer74k
Welding Engineer70k
Controls Engineer67k
Design Engineer65k
Manufacturing Engineer63k
Process Engineer62k
Based on 2,849 student responses
53.5kAvg. Early Career Pay
81.9kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
53%in High-Meaning careers
5%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Pennsylvania College of Technology

Pennsylvania College of Technology financial aid

Grants per year
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Student reviews of Pennsylvania College of Technology

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Helpful career services
Welcoming student body
Accessible and helpful professors
Great internship and research opportunities
Safe campus
Sadie Niedermyer
Skateboarding
Alpine Skiing
Writing
Art + 3 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

PCT is a hands-on school that teaches technical and trade-related skills that are not found at many colleges. The knowledge these students graduate with is unmatched.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

There is not a lot of diversity or even people from other states.

Andrew Graham
Cars and Automotive Engineering
Dungeons And Dragons
Magic The Gathering
Comedy + 1 other

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

My two favorite things about Penn College are the wide variety of clubs to be involved with and the faculty that genuinely cares about seeing their students succeed.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The one thing to be aware of with Penn College is the stigma against certain majors around campus.

Logan Westlake
Boy Scouts
Lacrosse
Robotics
Legos + 7 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

It is such a friendly atmosphere. Everyone is there to make the most of school and social activities. With such a hands-on teaching style for all degrees, you'll be sure to stay busy. Its a smaller college size which mean you're able to have more time with a professor making learning easier.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Some dorms can be odd. With weird shapes and sizes of room. But what college doesn't have that.

Kassidy Chase
Softball
Game Design and Development
Board Games And Puzzles

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

As a freshman, the campus is very simple to navigate. The professors are very knowledgeable and helpful. There are many ways to educational get help if needed. There are many social activities on campus. The dining halls are clean and the variety of food is awesome. There are mini marts on campus as well to satisfy your sweet tooth. I am a student-athlete who plays softball, but there are numerous other D-3 sports or intramural sports you can play. There are plenty of clubs for just about everyone to join. Overall Penn College is a very good college to attend.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

There isn't much that I can say about not liking the campus. Maybe some of my classes are a little far apart but not a big deal. The dorm rooms are a decent size, but the climate control is not able to be changed. The temp ranges from 69-72. A little too warm for me.

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