University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

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Tuition & Fees

$19,718

$33,746

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
29%
600-699
61%
500-599
9%
400-499
1%
700-800
41%
600-699
48%
500-599
11%
700-800
16%
600-699
47%
500-599
34%
400-499
3%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
60%
24-29
32%
18-23
8%
30-36
38%
24-29
52%
18-23
10%
30-36
61%
24-29
38%
18-23
1%
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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Selective

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 18,180
Declined + 13,911
Total Received 32,091
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Public

19,200

undergraduate students

9,191

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Psychology
  3. Registered Nurse
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Codes

SAT 2927
ACT 3734

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Fun Facts

  • Struck by the white, gleaming castle-like structure towering over Pittsburgh? It's not a church, but it is a cathedral...the Cathedral of Learning at University of Pittsburgh. It was inspired by classic Gothic architecture and commissioned in 1921. (And it's just as impressive inside!)

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Location

School Facts

University of Pittsburgh, founded in 1787, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 145-acre campus is located in Pittsburgh.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 28,391
Established in 1787
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •   CAHIIM (Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACEND (Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics)
•  ADA (American Dental Association)
•  ALA (American Library Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  APHE (Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education)
•  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CEA (Commission on English Language Program Accreditation)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  CoA-NA (Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs)
•  CoARC (Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)

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Pittsburgh, PA

145-acre, urban campus in Pittsburgh (population: 302,407); branch campuses in Bradford, Greensburg, Johnstown, and Titusville. Served by air, bus, and train. School operates campus shuttle. Public transportation serves campus.

University of Pittsburgh
4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
42%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
96%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
24 fraternities 10% of male students
 
15 sororities 12% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
53%
Top 1/4
86%
Top 1/2
98%
Bottom 1/2
2%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
29%
600-699
61%
500-599
9%
400-499
1%
700-800
41%
600-699
48%
500-599
11%
700-800
16%
600-699
47%
500-599
34%
400-499
3%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
60%
24-29
32%
18-23
8%
30-36
38%
24-29
52%
18-23
10%
30-36
61%
24-29
38%
18-23
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $55
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 18,180
Declined + 13,911
Total Received 32,091

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Essay

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Right Now

Admissions Contact

Marc L. Harding
Chief Enrollment Officer
P: 412 624-7488
F: 412 648-4138
oafa@pitt.edu

Financial Aid

53%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$12,362.00

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $18,628
Room $6,550
Board $4,700
Additional fees $1,090
Books & supplies $755
Total $31,723
Average Financial Aid - $12,362
Total with Avg. Aid $19,361
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 412 624-7488
F: 412 648-8815
oafa@pitt.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Randy McCready
Director of FInancial Aid
oafa@pitt.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
football
gymnastics
soccer
softball
swimming
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

airsoft, archery, badminton, ballroom, baseball, basketball, bass fishing, billiards, cornhole, cross-country, CrossFit, cycling, equestrian sports, fencing, field hockey, figure skating, fly fishing, football, golf, gymnastics, handball, hurling, ice hockey, judo, karate, Krav Maga, lacrosse, martial arts, paintball, power lifting, quidditch, racquetball, rock climbing, rowing, rugby, sailing, skiing, snowboarding, spike ball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weightlifting, wrestling, wushu

Club Sports - Women's

airsoft, archery, badminton, ballroom, baseball, basketball, bass fishing, billiards, cornhole, cross-country, CrossFit, cycling, equestrian sports, fencing, field hockey, figure skating, fly fishing, football, golf, gymnastics, handball, hurling, ice hockey, judo, karate, Krav Maga, lacrosse, martial arts, paintball, power lifting, quidditch, racquetball, rock climbing, rowing, rugby, sailing, skiing, snowboarding, spike ball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weightlifting, wrestling, wushu

Intramural/Recreational Sports

aerobics, badminton, basketball, corn hole, football, Frisbee, handball, racquetball, soccer, squash, swimming, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

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Athletic Directors

Heather Lyke (men's)
Athletic Director

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division I), Atlantic Coast Conference, ECAC, EAGL, IC4A, Eastern Wrestling League
Mascot
Panthers
School colors
blue and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Actuarial Mathematics
Administration of Justice
Administrative/Policy Studies
Africana Studies
Africana Studies/English
Anthropology
Applied Developmental Psychology
Applied Mathematics
Applied Statistics
Architectural Studies
Astronomy
Athletic Training
Audiology
Behavioral/Community Health Sciences
Behavioral/Community Health Services
Bioengineering
Bioethics
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Informatics
Biomedical Sciences
Biostatistics
Business
Business Administration
Business Information Systems
Cell Biology/Molecular Physiology
Cellular/Molecular Pathology
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chinese
Civil Engineering
Classics
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Clinical Research
Clinical/Translational Science
Communication Science
Communication Science/Disorders
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Computational Biology
Computational Biomedicine/Biotechnology
Computational Modeling/Simulation
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Critical European Cultural Studies
Dental Hygiene
Dental Medicine
Development Planning/Environmental Sustainability
Digital Narrative/Interactive Design
East Asian Studies
Ecology/Evolution
Economics
Economics/Statistics
Electrical Engineering
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Emergency Medicine
Endodontics
Energy/Environment
Engineering Science
English
English Literature
English Writing
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Geology
Environmental Studies
Environmental/Occupational Health
Epidemiology
Executive M.B.A.
Film Studies
Finance
French
General Management
Genetic Counseling
Genome Bioinformatics
Geographic Information Systems
Geology
Geology/Planetary Science
German Language/Cultural Studies
German Studies
Global Management
Governance/International Public Management
Health Informatics
Health Information Management
Health Policy/Management
Health Services
Health Services Research/Policy
Health/Physical Activity
Health/Rehabilitation Sciences
Hispanic Languages/Literature
Hispanic Languages/Literatures
Hispanic Linguistics
History
History Education
History of Art/Architecture
History/Philosophy of Science
Human Genetics
Human Genetics
Human Resources Management
Human Security
Humanities Area
Immunology
Industrial Engineering
Infectious Diseases/Microbiology
Information Science
Information Sciences
Instruction/Learning
Integrative Systems Biology
Intelligent Systems
Interdisciplinary German Studies
Interdisciplinary Ph.D.
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Area Studies
International Business
International Political Economy
International/Comparative Law
Italian
Japanese
Law
Learning Sciences/Policy
Legal Studies
Library/Information Sciences
Linguistics
Management
Management of Information Systems
Management/Business Analytics
Marketing
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematical Biology
Mathematics
Mathematics Professional Program
Mathematics/Economics
Mechanical Engineering
Media/Professional Communications
Medical Education
Medicine
Microbiology
Microbiology/Immunology
Molecular Biology
Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology
Molecular Genetics/Developmental Biology
Molecular Pharmacology
Molecular Virology/Microbiology
Multidisciplinary Public Health
Music
Natural Sciences
Neurobiology
Neuroscience
Non-Governmental Organizations/Civil Society
Nuclear Engineering
Nurse Anesthesia
Nurse Anesthetist
Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Specialty Role
Nursing
Nursing/R.N. to B.S.N.
Nursing/R.N. to M.S.N.
Nursing/RN-DNP
Nutrition/Dietetics
Occupational Medicine
Occupational Therapy
Oral Biology
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics
Pediatric Dentistry
Periodontics
Petroleum Engineering
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacy
Pharmacy Administration
Pharmacy Business Administration
Philosophy
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant Studies
Physics
Physics/Astronomy
Policy Research/Analysis
Polish
Political Science
Politics/Philosophy
Prosthetics/Orthotics
Prosthodontics
Psychology
Psychology in Education
Public Health Genetics
Public Policy/Management
Public Service
Public/International Affairs
Public/Nonprofit Management
Rehabilitation Sciences
Religious Studies
Rhetoric/Communication
Russian
Security/Intelligence Studies
Slavic Languages/Literature
Social Policy
Social Sciences
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Speech-Language Pathology
Statistics
Studio Arts
Supply Chain Management
Sustainable Engineering
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Telecommunications
Theatre Arts
Urban Affairs/Planning
Urban Education
Urban Studies
Urban/Regional Affairs
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Psychology
  3. Registered Nurse

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Computer Science
  • Engineering

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy

28,391

total students

71%

in-state

29%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

68%

19,200
students

Female
53%
10,267

Male
47%
8,933

32%

9,191
students

Female
57%
5,262

Male
43%
3,929

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

18,343
students

Female
54%
9,874

Male
46%
8,469

5%

857
students

Female
46%
393

Male
54%
464

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Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
68%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

52%

Transfer applicants accepted

67%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 57
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Korea, Republic Of
Spain
Taiwan
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Lauren Panetti
Office of Admissions - International Services
412 624-PITT
intladm@pitt.edu

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Lists & Rankings

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