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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 pre-major 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 creditbearing 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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