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Colleges / University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA 4-Year Public

About Pitt

University of Pittsburgh is a public, state school located in the urban setting of Pittsburgh, PA, less than an hour from Pittsburgh.

Founded in 1787, the institution currently enrolls around 28,234 students a year, including 19,197 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $4,203,474,000.

Admissions Facts About Pitt

Acceptance rate: 64%

Average GPA: 3.75

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

What's the acceptance rate at University of Pittsburgh in 2021?

It is very difficult to get into University of Pittsburgh. The acceptance rate at Pitt is 64 percent.

The average high school GPA for a student at Pitt is 3.75 out of 4.0.

In 2021, 2,207 applicants were waitlisted and 193 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

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 college is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. 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.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Pitt, around 93 percent return for their sophomore year.

Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 67 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

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.

Based on this information, how does Pitt sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Pitt a good school for YOU?

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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

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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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Pitt is 30. Students with an ACT score of 33 and above have a good chance of getting into Pitt. Students with an ACT score that falls between 28 and 33 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 28 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Pitt SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

Not available

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Math SAT Range

630 - 740

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Reading SAT Range

630 - 700

Pitt Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$31,644

In State

$45,672

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$18,628
$32,656
Fees
$1,050
$1,050
Housing
$11,250
$11,250
Books
$716
$716

Student Life

Wondering what life at Pitt is like? There are approximately 28,391 students enrolled at Pitt, including 19,200 undergraduate students and 9,191 graduate students. 96% percent of students attend school full-time, 69% percent are from PA and 31% percent of students are from other states.

96%

Full Time

4%

Part Time

69%

In State

31%

Out-of-State

Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

28,391

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

57%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$19,678

Out-of-State

$33,706

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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