South Hills Beauty Academy Inc in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

(Rating 2.4 based on 5 reviews)

South Hills Beauty Academy Inc offers 15-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 10:1. 7.4% are women, and 92.6% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at South Hills Beauty Academy Inc is 16278$, that is above national average. 95% of full-time South Hills Beauty Academy Inc students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $17,300, 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 South Hills Beauty Academy Inc 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).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, South Hills Beauty Academy Inc students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$16,278
$30,001 - $48,000--
$48,001 - $75,000--
$75,001 - $110,000--

Student charges

Historical tuition and fees

Historical books and supplies cost

Student charges by the largest programs

The estimated cost of the Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist (the 2d largest program, lasting 3 months) is $1,460 per year and $17,514 in total. Cosmetology and Related Personal Grooming Arts, Other is the third largest program at South Hills Beauty Academy Inc, and it takes a full-time student 3 months to complete. This one will cost $1,315 per year and $15,780 for the full completion. The 4th largest with 5 months length Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor will cost you $2,742 per year, $32,900 for the complete course.


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


19 of South Hills Beauty Academy Inc undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 16 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes South Hills Beauty Academy Inc number 352 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Pennsylvania.

Students at South Hills Beauty Academy Inc awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


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

Students services


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

Credit for military training

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

Alternative tuition plans

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Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Graduation Rate


South Hills Beauty Academy Inc graduation rate is above the national average.

95% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to South Hills Beauty Academy Inc 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 take into consideration 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 perception. 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.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at South Hills Beauty Academy Inc is 10:1, that means that for every 10 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



Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In South Hills Beauty Academy Inc the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at South Hills Beauty Academy Inc and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

South Hills Beauty Academy Inc offers 15 programs in total: 9 are for less than 1-year certificate programs and 6 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. South Hills Beauty Academy Inc is one of the few institutions in Allegheny that offers a less than 1-year certificate program.


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.


South Hills Beauty Academy Inc provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 100 students with 89980 сontact hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for South Hills Beauty Academy Inc

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I am more confident to come here than to try an unfamiliar salon. As a client, I have always gotten a good haircut here! The instructors are fantastic! However, they have a policy that little kids cannot be in the salon unless they are having a service done. Disappointedly, I have been turned away in the past because of this. I do not think this practice is customary with most salons or beauty academies.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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I called ahead and asked if they could see me today. The woman I spoke to was kind and said yes. I put my 2yr old in daycare then caught the bus up to this location to get a cut and color. Upon entering I was told that I would not be seen today because the students haven’t had lunch yet and that I’m too late. According to the website they do color on Fridays until 1:30pm so I’m very confused as to why I was turned away without even an apology at 12:30pm. I not only wasted a day of child care but I wasted my time and money coming up for no reason. Very disappointed and I won’t be back.

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I was a student here for the skin care program. It was the best school experience ever! The instructors are very knowledgeable and helpful. They actually make learning fun, and provide easy ways to learn and remember what you are learning. The school is more than accommodating with room, lighting and cleanliness. I didn't want to leave after graduation, I had a very pleasant experience and missed everyone. I do still go there to see them periodically.

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Overall Rating:

The instructor ''MJ'' was very rude ,she didnt display any customer service what so ever, im shocked they have people still empolyed like herself with such a nasty attitude. i wouldnt recommend this place to anyone with people such as herself working the front counter.

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I went to get a gel manicure it was $20. It lasted less than 24 hours. The polish completely peeled back on the fingers and came off. I understand this is a school where the students are learning, but for something that lasted less than 24 hours and normally last at least a week made me wish I would've just gone to a regular nail salon where it may have been $30 but lasted. I figured it couldn't have been that bad since it was an easier service. I guess I was wrong. It made me very sad :(

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Location & Website

Address: 3269 W Liberty Ave


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Continuous

General Phone Number: +4125613381

Institution is active in current year: 1

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