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Colleges / University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate49%

About Pitt

The University of Pittsburgh, or Pitt, is a renowned public research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pitt is known for its programs in health sciences, including medicine, nursing, and physical therapy, but it has strong programs in many disciplines, including English, psychology, and philosophy. The Philosophy department at Pitt is considered one of the best in the country. Pitt attracts many different kinds of students, but the student body tends to progressive, driven, and community-oriented. 

Pitt’s campus is nestled in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, a lively city with access to a host of arts, culture, and professional opportunities. For students who need a break from urban life, nearby Schenley Park provides a dose of nature, with 456 acres of fields, trails, and a disc golf course to explore.

Pitt is also part of the NCAA Division I Atlantic Coast Conference, and its sports teams, known as the Panthers, have a passionate following, particularly in football and basketball. The university's sports program has produced numerous professional athletes, including quarterback Dan Marino. 

Did You Know? 

The centerpiece of University of Pittsburgh's campus, the Cathedral of Learning is the centerpiece of University of Pittsburgh's campus and an iconic part of the university's skyline. The Cathedral (sometimes called “Cathy”) is 535 feet tall, which makes it the tallest educational building in the Western hemisphere. The 42-story Gothic Cathedral is more than just a church. It houses classrooms, offices, computer labs, libraries, and even a food court.

Tips for Visiting Pitt From the CC Community

“My son LOVES the campus! Lots of students walking, a great mix of urban/traditional campus with pockets of green space around Cathy (Cathedral of Learning) and nearby Schenley Park. We didn’t have time but the arboretum, art museum, and downtown, I heard, are must-sees!”

“Campus vibe seemed happy... Students out and about, lots of space, nice mix of city and some green space, very clean all around…Take a tour of the Nationality rooms in Cathy…they are amazing. Go to Forbes Ave and walk around, check out the Petersen Events Center…so many places to check out.”  

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University of Pittsburgh is a public, state university in the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pitt was founded in 1787. The college enrolls around 29,178 students a year, including 19,953 undergraduate students.

Pitt Acceptance Rate 2022

It is very difficult to get into Pitt. Pitt admitted 49% of all applicants in 2022. In 2022, 53,072 students applied to Pitt and 26,079 were admitted.

University of Pittsburgh Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 49%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 4.0
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 47%

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University of Pittsburgh is located Pittsburgh.

If you are interested in seeing Pitt for yourself, be sure to 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.

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4200 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Campus Setting: Urban

Pitt Application Deadline

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

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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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640 - 750


Reading SAT Range

640 - 720

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