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%
30-36
61%
24-29
38%
18-23
1%
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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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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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Location

School Facts

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

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 28,391
Established in 1787
Coeducational Coeducational

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.

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Metropolitan area: Pittsburgh
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Pittsburgh International

University of Pittsburgh
4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
15260

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
42%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Resident Student Association
  • Black Action Society
  • Pitt Program Council
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Panhellenic Association

Top Events

  • Homecoming Laser and Fireworks Show
  • Fall Fest
  • Bigelow Bash

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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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

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

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%
30-36
61%
24-29
38%
18-23
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $55
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 4.07

Selective

56%

acceptance rate

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

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

application essay

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 58
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
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 Sports Men

Archery, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cross-country running, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Field hockey, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Squash, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo, Weight lifting, Wrestling

Intramural Sports Women

Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Cross-country running, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Field hockey, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo, Weight lifting, Wrestling

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
African-American/Black Studies
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics, General
Architecture
Area Studies, Other
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Astronomy
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Bioinformatics
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business/Commerce, General
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Chinese Language and Literature
Civil Engineering, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Computational Biology
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Corrections
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Dietetics/Dietitian
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Ecology
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Economics, General
Educational Psychology
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
Engineering Science
English Literature (British and Commonwealth)
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
German Studies
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
History, General
Human Resources Management and Services, Other
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Industrial Engineering
Information Science/Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Legal Studies, General
Linguistics
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Materials Engineering
Mathematical Biology
Mathematics and Statistics, Other
Mathematics, General
Mathematics, Other
Mechanical Engineering
Microbiology, General
Molecular Biology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music, General
Neuroscience
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physical Sciences
Physics, General
Polish Language and Literature
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Rehabilitation Science
Religion/Religious Studies
Rhetoric and Composition
Russian Language and Literature
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Statistics, General
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

28,391

total students

69%

in-state

31%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

68%

19,200
students

Female
53%
10,267

Male
47%
8,933

36%

10,358
students

Female
62%
6,429

Male
38%
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 Facts

Freshman retention rate 93%
Student 4 year graduation rate 65%
Student 5 year graduation rate 15%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
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

787

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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