Taylor Shildt: H2P

College Bound Q&A

Taylor Shildt


BluePrint: What college were you accepted into?

Shildt: I was accepted at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.

BluePrint: How many colleges did you apply to?

Shildt: I ended up applying to a few colleges, five in total, but UPJ had more of what I was looking for.

BluePrint: What made you apply to this specific college?

Shildt: I had visited the campus before and really enjoyed the campus atmosphere. On top of that I was recruited by their Softball coach.

BluePrint: What are you planning on majoring in?

Shildt: I want to start off as a pre-veterinary major and a focus in biology.

BluePrint: What made you choose this specific major?

Shildt: I love animals and have been around them my entire life. It seemed right that I would work towards their aid.

BluePrint: What do you think will be some of the major differences between college and high school?

Shildt: I think I’ll have more time to get my work done in college, and have more free time as well (since the school schedules aren’t as structured).

BluePrint: What are your feelings on moving on from Bellwood-Antis High School?

Shildt: I’m very excited to move on from high school. I feel that college will be more manageable with other activities and I’m ready to move on from Bellwood.

University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, UPJ, is a division of the University of Pittsburgh. It is the largest of the Pitt branch campuses and has around 3,000 students. With 100+ organizations and clubs, the Mountain cats are proud participants of the NCAA Division II and have a 17:1 student to professor ratio; a great advantage for someone looking to attend a smaller campus, with big university connections.