University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

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Tuition & Fees

$22,130

$38,370

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
700
25th
623
75th
720
25th
620
75th
34
25th
26
75th
31
25th
26
75th
32
25th
28
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 20,791
Declined 11,758
Total Received 32,549
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Public

24,935

undergraduate students

10,628

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.

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Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 35,563
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

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
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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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% 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

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
700
25th
623
75th
720
25th
620
75th
34
25th
26
75th
31
25th
26
75th
32
25th
28

Admissions Facts

Application fee $55
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Optional

Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 20,791
Declined 11,758
Total Received 32,549

Admissions Factors

Required

Completion of college-preparatory program
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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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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Financial Aid

49%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$12,750

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $21,080
Room $6,550
Board $4,700
Additional fees $1,050
Books & supplies $716
Total $34,096
Average Financial Aid - $12,750
Total with Avg. Aid $21,346

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division I), Atlantic Coast Conference, ECAC, EAGL, IC4A, Eastern Wrestling League

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General.
African-American/Black Studies.
Anthropology, General.
Applied Mathematics, General.
Architecture.
Area Studies, Other.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Artificial Intelligence.
Astronomy.
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
Bioethics/Medical Ethics.
Bioinformatics.
Biological and Physical Sciences.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other.
Biomedical Sciences, General.
Biostatistics.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business/Commerce, General.
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology.
Chemical Engineering.
Chemistry, General.
Chinese Language and Literature.
Civil Engineering, General.
Computational Biology.
Computational Science.
Computer Engineering, General.
Computer Science.
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications.
Corrections.
Creative Writing.
Dental Clinical Sciences, General.
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist.
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other.
Dietetics/Dietitian.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
East Asian Studies.
Economics, General.
Education, General.
Education, Other.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Educational Psychology.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Endodontics/Endodontology.
Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law.
Engineering Science.
Engineering, General.
Engineering, Other.
English Language and Literature, General.
English Literature (British and Commonwealth).
Environmental Health.
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering.
Epidemiology.
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other.
European Studies/Civilization.
Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology.
Film/Cinema/Media Studies.
Finance, General.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
French Language and Literature.
Genetic Counseling/Counselor.
Geographic Information Science and Cartography.
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.
Health Services Administration.
Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General.
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology.
History, General.
Human Resources Management and Services, Other.
Human/Medical Genetics.
Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
Immunology.
Industrial Engineering.
Informatics.
Information Science/Studies.
Information Technology Project Management.
International Business/Trade/Commerce.
International Law and Legal Studies.
International Relations and Affairs.
Italian Language and Literature.
Japanese Language and Literature.
Legal Professions and Studies, Other.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Library and Information Science.
Linguistics.
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management.
Management Information Systems and Services, Other.
Management Science.
Marketing Research.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mass Communication/Media Studies.
Materials Engineering.
Mathematical Biology.
Mathematics and Statistics, Other.
Mathematics, General.
Mechanical Engineering.
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology.
Medical Science/Scientist.
Metallurgical Engineering.
Microbiology and Immunology.
Microbiology, General.
Molecular Biology.
Molecular Biophysics.
Molecular Genetics.
Molecular Pharmacology.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music, General.
National Security Policy Studies.
Neurobiology and Anatomy.
Neuroscience.
Nuclear Engineering.
Nurse Anesthetist.
Nutrition Sciences.
Occupational Therapy/Therapist.
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.
Orthodontics/Orthodontology.
Orthotist/Prosthetist.
Petroleum Engineering.
Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy Policy and Regulatory Affairs.
Philosophy.
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
Physical Sciences, General.
Physician Associate/Assistant.
Physics, General.
Polish Language and Literature.
Political Science and Government, General.
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing.
Psychology, General.
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other.
Public Administration.
Public Health, Other.
Public Policy Analysis, General.
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Rehabilitation Science.
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other.
Rhetoric and Composition.
Russian Language and Literature.
Social Sciences, General.
Social Sciences, Other.
Social Work.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Statistics, General.
Systems Engineering.
Urban Studies/Affairs.
Women's Studies.

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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

35,563

total students

59%

in-state

41%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

70%

24,935
students

Female
54%
13,467

Male
46%
11,468

30%

10,628
students

Female
58%
6,115

Male
42%
4,513

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

76%

18,892
students

Female
54%
10,152

Male
46%
8,740

24%

6,043
students

Female
55%
3,315

Male
45%
2,728

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
70%
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 Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

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 Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

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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

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