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About Pitt

University of Pittsburgh is a public, state school in an urban setting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pitt was founded in 1787 and now enrolls around 28,234 students a year, including 19,197 undergrads. Pitt offers on-campus housing for up to 7,145 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Pitt! Love music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of Pitt's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or 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.

Learn more about life at Pitt on the Student Life page.

2021 Pitt Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 64%
Average GPA 3.8
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 81%
In-State Tuition $19,092
Out-of-State $34,124
Percent of Need Met 57%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $16,091

Is Pitt a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Let's take a look at all of these areas to get a better sense of what Pitt offers and if it could be the right college for you.

2021 Acceptance Rate for University of Pittsburgh

It is very difficult to get into Pitt. Around 64% of applicants get into Pitt each year. Last year, 32,549 students applied to Pitt and 20,791 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Pitt

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

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Pitt, around 93% come back the next year. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Pitt Graduates

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, 67% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

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. As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $4.2 billion. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Pitt

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% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Pitt full-time are awarded $16,091 a year in financial aid, on average.

Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $38,465 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Pitt. Based on this information, how does Pitt sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Pitt a good school for you?

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Where is Pitt?

Pitt is located in the urban setting of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

If you want 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

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Pitt ACT Scores

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ACT Range

28 - 32

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

32 and Above

Good

28 to 32

Avg

28 and Less

Low

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Pitt SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

620 - 720

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Reading SAT Range

623 - 700

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Pitt Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$32,898

In State

$47,930

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$19,092
$34,124
Fees
$1,270
$1,270
Housing
$11,820
$11,820
Books
$716
$716

Student Life

Wondering what life at Pitt is like? There are approximately 28,234 students enrolled at Pitt, including 19,197 undergraduate students and 9,037 graduate students. 95% percent of students attend school full-time, 68% percent are from PA and 32% percent of students are from other states.

95%

Full Time

5%

Part Time

68%

In State

32%

Out-of-State

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

28,234

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

64%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$20,362

Out-of-State

$35,394

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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