University of Pittsburgh
Dear Future, I am Ready.
You have personal passions and a distinct point of view. We say, bring it on. Let yourself venture into new experiences in an environment that encourages individuality and promotes diversity and debate—living in an iconic American city buzzing with opportunity and adventure; joining a tight-knit community that feels like home and becomes like family.
At the University of Pittsburgh, you’ll find yourself with other students who lean into what’s next, ready to create a future for themselves and impact the world around them. You’ll have access to 100+ majors, minors, and certificates; guaranteed internships at world-class corporations and organizations; undergraduate research projects alongside faculty who are changing the world; and a community of fellow students who are just as curious and ambitious as you are.
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Pitt students have access to top researchers in their fields and get to work with scholars who are truly on the cutting edge of their disciplines.
Great minds up close
Pitt has a 14:1 student-faculty ratio and a commitment to research and teaching. Our outstanding faculty thrive on sharing their expertise in the classroom. At Pitt, you’re never far from big thinking.
The city is your campus
Called one of America’s “Most Livable Cities,” Pittsburgh is a city you’ll be happy to call home. There’s something for everyone here: miles of green space, top-notch arts and entertainment, restaurants to rave about, and amazing internship opportunities.
At Pitt, we don’t just offer internships—we guarantee them for every student. Get connected to Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and top nonprofits.
At graduation, you’ll join a worldwide network of 331,800+ powerful Pitt alumni. A Pitt degree will take you places, from landing that first job (94% of alumni are employed full-time or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation) to taking the lead in business, medicine, government, and research around the world.
The University of Pittsburgh has five campuses. The Pittsburgh campus is the largest, with 19,000+ undergraduates. With additional bachelor’s degrees offered at the Bradford, Greensburg, and Johnstown campuses, you’ll find what you’re looking for at Pitt.
Hail to Pitt
Much more than a rallying cheer for Pitt’s 17 Division I sports teams, “Hail to Pitt” is an expression of pride and affection for a place where you can have it all: the excitement of urban living with 450+ acres of green space, career-boosting internships, quiet nights studying in the Hogwarts-like Cathedral of Learning, academic rigor, and unforgettable memories with an unapologetically fun student body.
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!
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: $34,124 (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.