University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

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Experience the World

Explore the world and your passions through Pitt’s global experiences! With over 350 programs in more than 75 countries, Pitt offers a diverse array of opportunities. Participate in an international or domestic global experience during the summer term, fall semester, spring semester, or even a full academic year. Engage in real-world, cross-cultural experiences that include international seminars, weeklong projects, and virtual internships. Conduct onsite research, take an international course virtually, or supplement an on-campus class with a weeklong program in another city. No matter your interests, the Global Experiences Office (GEO) will help you find the perfect program tailored to you. Pitt also brings global experiences to you through academic programs and events hosted on campus. Ready to expand your horizons and explore the world?



Consistently ranked among the top 100 research universities in the world


Ranked among the "top 20 US public universities" in the nation | U.S. News & World Report 


PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, offers internships at Fortune 500 companies and world-class organizations, professional sports, and tons of arts and culture opportunities. You’ll have 90 unique neighborhoods around the city to explore, many of which you can access on public transportation for free with your Pitt ID. (We’re located in Oakland, one of the best.) You’ll find amazing food, 450+ acres of greenspace, shopping, and museums—all within walking distance of campus!

Pitt At A Glance

Type of School: Pitt is a top-ranked public research institution.

Size of Campus:
Pitt’s campus is large and located in Pittsburgh, a city known for its livability. 

Number of Students:
There are 18,274 undergraduate students at the Pittsburgh campus; total enrollment is 28,234.

Number of Faculty:
Pitt employs 5,195 faculty at the Pittsburgh campus. Our student-faculty ratio is 14:1.

Colleges, programs, and degrees:
We offer 100+ undergraduate majors, minors, and certificates. Freshmen are admitted to one of five freshman-entry schools:
• College of Business Administration
• Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences 
• School of Computing and Information
• School of Nursing
• Swanson School of Engineering

Geographic Diversity:
Pitt students come from all over: all 50 states, three US territories, the District of Columbia, and 108 countries.  

International Student Services:
Pitt’s Office of International Student Services will assist international students with necessary immigration documentation. They also offer events to help students adjust to life in the United States, connect with the campus community, and explore the city of Pittsburgh.

International Student Budget: 

• Tuition: $38,520 (Fall and Spring Terms, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences)
• Room and Board: $11,820 (Double Occupancy, Standard Meal Plan)
• Mandatory Fees: $1,270
• Books (Estimate): $755

Financial Aid:
The University of Pittsburgh admits students with academic and personal promise without regard for ability to pay. We are committed to working with families to make a Pitt education a reality for them. We offer international scholarships for freshman applicants.

Test Score Requirements:
We accept both SAT and ACT scores. We will superscore your SAT Critical Reading or Evidence-Based Reading and Writing subscore and your Math subscore. We will use the highest of the SAT superscore or ACT composite score in reviewing your application for admission. You are not required to submit SAT Essay or ACT Writing scores. TOEFL or IELTS results are required for international students.

Application Deadlines and Fees: International students who would like to be considered for admission in the fall term should apply by April 1. For spring term consideration, apply by October 1. Pitt’s application fee is $55. The fee is automatically waived for veterans and active-duty military service members. 

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