If you are planning on applying to Pitt, the application fee is $55.
The following is an overiew of some of Pitt's admissions stats.
|Pitt 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||45%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||49%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||16%|
These are the application deadlines for University of Pittsburgh.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
Pitt does not offer early decision or early action.
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Getting into Pitt is very difficult. Pitt evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, Pitt accepted 67% of all applicants, approximately 23,109 of the 34,656 students who applied.
Schools that are very difficult to get into, like Pitt, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
In 2022, Pitt waitlisted 2,434 students and 1,116 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 16 eventually were offered a spot.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you're strong.
What does Pitt consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Pitt for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Pitt, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Pitt's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Pitt has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.
Out of all students that were admitted, 36% submitted a class rank. At Pitt 45% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 80% were in the top 25% and 98% were in the top 50%.
At University of Pittsburgh, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||18%|
|3.50 and 3.74||11%|
|3.25 and 3.49||6%|
|3.00 and 3.24||2%|
|2.50 and 2.9||––|
|2.00 and 2.49||––|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Pitt directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Pitt considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Pitt is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 49% of Pitt's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 16% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Pitt students scored 750 or higher and 75% of students scored 630 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Pitt students scored 720 or higher, and 75% scored a 630 or higher.
To be most competitive at Pitt, you should strive to earn between 28 and 33 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 33 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Pitt's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 33, and three out of four students scored lower than 33 on the ACT.
A 28 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Pitt students. Only one out of every four students scored below 28.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Pitt. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Pitt during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Pitt?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Pitt.
Does Pitt accept transfer credits?
✅ Pitt accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Pitt accepts:
• CLEP subject tests
Does Pitt accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Pitt accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Pitt?
❌ No, Pitt is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is Pitt's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for Pitt is 67%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Pitt?
❌ Pitt does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into Pitt? Pitt is a very selective institution. The Pitt acceptance rate is 67%. This means that the institution accepts 66 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
33 and Above
28 to 33
28 and Less
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
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