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Colleges / University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate67%
Acceptance Rate67%

About Pitt

University of Pittsburgh Overview

University of Pittsburgh is a public, state school in the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pitt was founded in 1787 and the school currently enrolls around 29,238 students a year, including 19,980 undergraduate students. Pitt ensures housing for up to 8,322 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

Student Involvement at Pitt

Are you interested in music or performing? At Pitt you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Pitt students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? Pitt has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Pitt has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Pitt on the Student Life page.

2022 Pitt Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 67%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 49%
In-State Tuition $19,760
Out-of-State $36,000
Percent of Need Met 57.3%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $17,073

Is Pitt a Good School?


Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how selective a college is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer idea of what Pitt offers and if it might be a good fit for you.

Pitt Acceptance Rate 2022

It is very difficult to get into Pitt. The acceptance rate at Pitt is 67%. Out of 34,656 applications received in 2022, 23,109 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Pitt

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 93% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Pittare still enrolled their sophomore year. Around 84% of students who started at Pitt earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Pitt Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 63% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Check with Pitt directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Pitt's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Pitt's endowment was valued at $5.7 billion in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Pitt

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Pitt meets 57.3% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $17,073 a year.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $40,853 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Pitt.

Based on this information, does Pitt seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Pitt a good school for you?

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Where is University of Pittsburgh Located?

Pitt is located in the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, less than an hour from Pittsburgh.

If you would like to see Pitt for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Pennsylvania Turnpike to Pittsburgh, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Pittsburgh International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Pitt and Pittsburgh are like without leaving home.

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College Info

4200 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Campus Setting: Urban

Pitt Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Pitt is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Pitt is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

University of Pittsburgh is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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Pitt ACT Scores

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ACT Range

28 - 33

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

33 and Above

Good

28 to 33

Avg

28 and Less

Low

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Pitt SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

Not available

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Math SAT Range

620 - 750

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Reading SAT Range

630 - 720

Pitt Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$34,156

In State

$50,396

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$19,760
$36,000
Fees
$1,320
$1,320
Housing
$12,360
$12,360
Books
$716
$716

Student Life

Wondering what life at Pitt is like? There are approximately 29,238 students enrolled at Pitt, including 19,980 undergraduate students and 9,258 graduate students. 96% percent of students attend school full-time, 66% percent are from PA and 34% percent of students are from other states.

96%

Full Time

4%

Part Time

66%

In State

34%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

29,238

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

67%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$21,080

Out-of-State

$37,320

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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