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quick facts
Location
Thaddeus Stevens College is located in southeastern
Pennsylvania in Lancaster, about 71 miles west of Philadelphia
and 38 miles east of Harrisburg. The campus is a few blocks
from downtown Lancaster. The greater Lancaster area
includes over 450,000 inhabitants and offers many athletic,
cultural, and social activities.
Ownership
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is owned by the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Instructional Facilities
The 20 buildings comprising the Thaddeus Stevens College
campus are situated on a 32.5 acre tract of land located at
the eastern edge of the city of Lancaster. These include five
residence halls, a pair of branch campuses, a dining hall, a lab/
classroom building with computer and learning labs, and new
and expanded technical laboratory facilities. The Learning
Resources Center was completed in the summer of 1995. In
addition, the Multipurpose Activity Center-with 3 NCAA-sized
basketball courts, large fitness center, racquetball courts, an
indoor track, and an athletic field with an outdoor track-and
the Student Center are available for student use.
Cost
The tuition and room/board costs are provided in the
Admissions section of this catalog. Many students receive
full grants based on financial need.
Student Population
Co-ed, 1000-1100 students.
Calendar
Each scholastic year classes begin in late August and end
in early May; semesters consist of 16 weeks of instruction.
Summer sessions are held from May through August for premajor and general education courses.
Placement Rate
Over 97%, with 100% in some programs.
Job Placement Assistance
Available free of charge to all students. Includes assistance in
obtaining part-time jobs on and off campus, full-time summer
employment, and full-time employment upon graduation.
Housing
Five residence halls including dormitory space in the Branch
Campus. Off-campus housing is usually available near the
College. The Residence Life Office has further information on
housing.

Food
Meals are served in Jones Dining Hall during the fall and
spring semesters according to the following schedule:
Monday through Friday
Continental breakfast: ................6:45-7:00 am
Hot breakfast: ...............................7:00-7:30 am
Coffee break ..................................9:00-9:30 am
Lunch: ................................... 10:45 am-1:00 pm
Coffee break ...................................2:00-2:30 pm
Dinner ...............................................5:00-6:30 pm
Weekends and Holidays
Brunch ............................... 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Dinner ..............................................4:30-5:00 pm
Vending machines are also placed around the campus.
Bulldog Café I and Bulldog Café II
Students always have the opportunity of enjoying a meal,
to include breakfast, or just a quick snack from one of two
Bulldog Cafés. Bulldog Café I is located on the first floor of the
Schwalm Student Center. Bulldog Café II is located adjacent
to the Main Lobby at the Branch Campus.
Student Organizations
Student Congress, residence hall councils, student
representatives on all College standing committees,
American Design Drafting Association, American Institute
of Architectural Students, Black Student Union, Boxing Club,
Building Industry Association, Latino Scholars Alliance,
Outdoors Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Powerlifting, Power Source,
Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Tech Phi Tech, SkillsUSA,
and Women in Tech and Trades.
Athletics
Intercollegiate basketball, football, cross country, track and
field, and wrestling. The College also has intramural programs.
The Dean's List
The Dean's List is an honor roll of all students enrolled in 12
credit-bearing courses who have a semester GPA of 3.25 or
better. The list is compiled at the end of each semester.
Advisory Committees
Thaddeus Stevens College relies on the services of 21
technical program advisory committees. The committees
meet periodically with the administration and staff to consult
about program standards, curriculum content, instructional
methods, placement, and equipment selection.

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