Bradford School in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

(Rating 3.8 based on 5 reviews)
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Overview

Bradford School offers 57-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 30:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 88%. 28.4% are women, and 71.6% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Bradford School is 16047$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $19111 and $28032 per year. 76% of full-time Bradford School students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $25,900, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Bradford School is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$16,047
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By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Bradford School students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$14,115
$30,001 - $48,000$14,929
$48,001 - $75,000$17,900
$75,001 - $110,000$21,515
$110,001+$22,498

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record

Recommended:

    Neither required nor recommended:

    • Completion of college-preparatory program
    • Recommendations
    • Formal demonstration of competencies
    • Admission test scores
    • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

    Finance

    Charges:

    • Typical room charge for academic year: 6960

    • Typical board charge for academic year: -

    • Combined charge for room and board: -

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    Percent of students with financial aid

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    46%

    Types of financial aids

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    363 of Bradford School undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 88 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Bradford School number 170 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Pennsylvania.

    Students at Bradford School awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

    Salary After Attending

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    $25,900

    According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

    Students services

    Career

    Academic/career counseling service

    Employment services for students

    Living & meal

    Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

    Institution provide on-campus housing

    Institution provides board or meal plan

    Veteran Services Available

    Yellow Ribbon Program

    Disability services

    3%

    Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

    Does not offer distance education opportunities

    Graduation Rate

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    76%
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    Bradford School graduation rate is above the national average.

    76% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Bradford School completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

    The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

    Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

    Applying information

    Average number of admissions to one applicant

    1 : 1

    Average number of applicants to one enrolled

    3 : 1

    Admission considerations

    Required:

    • Secondary school GPA
    • Secondary school rank
    • Secondary school record

    Recommended:

      Neither required nor recommended:

      • Completion of college-preparatory program
      • Recommendations
      • Formal demonstration of competencies
      • Admission test scores
      • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
      • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

      Acceptance Rate

      The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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      88%

      In comparison to National Average

      Bradford School acceptance rate is above national average.

      In comparison to state Average

      Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 72%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 16%.

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      88%
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      In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

      Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 68%, so Bradford School acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 20%.

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      88%
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      Admissions yield

      Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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      34%

      Total

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      34%

      Full time

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      0%

      Part time

      Retention rate

      Full-time retention rate

      83%

      Part-time retention rate

      0%

      The Bradford School full-time retention rate is 83% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

      Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

      Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, pleasant student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

      Student Body

      The student-to-faculty ratio at Bradford School is 30:1, that means that for every 30 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

      Student-to-faculty ratio

      30:1
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      Men/Women

      Race/ethnicity breakdown

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      Students enrollment in distance education

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      In Bradford School the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

      Distance education location breakdown

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      Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Bradford School and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

      Campus Safety

      The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

      The campus located by 2469 Stelzer Road address in Columbus, Ohio.

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      Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Bradford School with 0.68% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, forcible sex offense, and aggravated assault.

      Academic Programs

      Number of degree programs offered

      Bradford School offers 57 programs in total: 33 are for Associate's degree and 24 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

      This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 48 universities in Allegheny county. Bradford School is one of the few institutions in Allegheny that offers an Associate's degree program.

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      Total credit/contact hours

      Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Pennsylvania state average data to help you compare.

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      Bradford School provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

      In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 440 students with 13208 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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      Student Reviews and Ratings for Bradford School

      Overall Rating:

      Overall Rating:

      I'm interested in the PTA program here, any pros or cons? help please! I am a graduating senior

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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      This was my absolute dream school. Everyone seemed so nice, a little pricey but it's okay. The dorms were nice, the other students were so kind along with the Culinary Teacher's. However, this school is only for people with a positive attitude on everything. I just want to say .My home life is awful. I am unwanted completely. I love cooking, it's one of the only things that makes me happy anymore. The person helping, Molly, wasn't to happy with the fact my tone of voice was always defensive. So instead of talking to me calmly about it. She told me she didn't like the way I spoke to her or that I was so disrespectful and that I can't talk to people however I wanted and that of I wanted her help I couldn't talk to her like that. I tried to explain to her that I had called three times and they never sent me to her voicemail until yesterday. Hence why she wasn't getting my messages. She wouldn't let me explain and kept trying to talk over me to tell me how disrespectful I am.I come from a pretty crappy background. I hate a lot of stuff about me and my life. Bradford seemed like the perfect escape from everything. Instead the one person who I thought maybe understood and wasn't out to get me did the exact opposite and just made me cry and unenroll. I have been through so much in my life and then to be treated like that is awful. There was no sense of understanding and she really didn't care on what I had to say. So if you're defensive because you come from a terrible background this is not the school for you. To be treated that way is so unacceptable. She didn't offer an apology or anything. Somehow I was the one being disrespectful. I'm not sorry for being quiet, I'm not sorry for not shaking anyone's hands, and I'm not going to be sorry for being depressed and on the edge all the time. If she had my life she probably would be the exact same way. I am sorry that I tried to change my life around only to get that type of response. Molly if you read this because of you I'm giving up. On culinary and on ever having a better life for myself. I'm sorry I looked up to you and had respect for you when neither was returned. Hope you're feeling better after your doctors appointment.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      I attended the Vet Tech Institute at Bradford School. It was the best experience of my life and also the most challenging. The staff and teachers are amazing. Everyone there cares about helping you succeed and reach your goal. I love that there were no long breaks from learning. Once you started, you just sprinted through so that you could graduate that much sooner. Dont get me wrong. Due to the fact that this particular program is accelerated, it is EXTREMELY challenging! I have always been able to do bare minimum and get good grades, but that does not work here! You have to study every day and do every homework assignment. Not only to pass the classes but to ensure that you are truly retaining the knowledge to later pass the VTNE. If you are not 100% committed to this as a career choice, then you will not make it through this particular program. You should be absolutely sure that this is what you want or you're just going to waste your money. I knew that working with animals is what i wanted to do more than anything so no matter how challenging i found that material, i gritted my teeth and plowed through. As i said before, the teachers there are amazing and will help you with anything you need, if you ask. They have so many experiences to share with you and do their best to help you understand. They will even come in early and stay later if that is what you need. The on-site kennel of animals is another excellent resource that allows you to practice and hone the skills you learn and you can always enlist the help of your fellow class mates and teachers. I loved the class i graduated with. We were all different but everyone came together to help one another, whether it was with homework, studying for tests, or with skills practice. That may not be the case with every class but i was blessed enough to be with such a wonderful group of girls. Bradford school is not for everyone but if you are committed to working hard for the education you desire, want to learn from experienced and dedicated teachers, and working with other staff members who will do everything they can to help you with your financial aid or future career employment, then i highly recommend Bradford School. I am so glad that i made the choice to attend and cannot thank them enough for everything they have done for me!

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      I had a great educational experience at Bradford Schools. Compared to students I know from Columbus State, I feel like I came out of school knowing much more about my field. It's also great that my program lasted 18 months. For someone who waited so long to decide what career path to take, I had no time to lose. I made lots of great friends and memories as well as being prepared for my career.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      Being in my mid thirties, and a single Mom, I was hesitant about going back to school, it was the best decision I ever made. Hard work and dedication is needed for an accelerated program like Bradford offers, but the end result is worth it. The class sizes are small, and you and your class move together through the program as one unit. The faculty and staff are amazing. They truly care about you, not just to get you through the program. They start caring the moment that you walk in and apply for school. The library, although small, is an star asset on campus, and that's saying something because I hate libraries, or I did until now. Career services is amazing, helping you with getting a resume together, and assisting with job placement as well. Even though my college career is over, the career services department will always be there to help me with any future job placement that I may need. Basically, it's like the old TV show Cheers, everyone knows your name, they get to know you as an individual, and they are always happy to see you and assist. Bradford was the best choice for me, hope that this review helps you decide if it's right for you too!

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Location & Website

      Address: 125 West Station Square Drive, Suite 129

      Place:

      Religious affiliation: Not applicable

      Calendar system: Semester

      General Phone Number: +4123916710

      Institution is active in current year: 1

      Institution's internet website address: bradfordpittsburgh.edu

      Financial aid office: Go to the page

      Admissions office: Go to the page

      Online application: Go to the page

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