University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

Pittsburgh, PA, USA
4.07 Average Rating

Founded in 1787 as the Pittsburgh academy, the University of Pittsburgh is a 4-year state-related research institution. Pitt is composed of 16 colleges and universities granting undergraduate degrees in numerous academic majors and minors. The Pitt campus centers around the 535-foot Cathedral of Learning, the tallest educational building in the western hemisphere and the second largest in the world. As an historical university, Pitt is renowned as the site where Dr. Jonas Salk discovered the polio vaccine in 1955.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
59%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
62%
Out-Of-State Students
34%
41%
Submitting ACT
81%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 31
0
36
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
28,673
Total Number of Undergrads
19,330
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
44%
20-39 Students
31%
40-99 Students
18%
100+ Students
5%
0
100
65%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
83%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$24,040
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$19,080
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$32,052
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,050
Books and Supplies
$752

Aid & Grants

0
100
52%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
52%
Average Aid Per Year
$11,740
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
52%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,852
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$11,934

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
56%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$10,386
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$26,899
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$286
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
48%
52%
Student Organizations
617
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
43%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Panthers
School Colors
Blue/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Atlantic Coast Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Pittsburgh
Philadelphia
New York
Washington
San Francisco
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
50%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$53,900
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What Students Are Saying

4.07 Average Rating
Pitt literally has something for everyone. There are majors/minors/certificates in nearly anything you could think of, over 400 clubs, and Pittsburgh is a city that offers a wide variety of living arrangements, tons of restaurants, and entertainment/fun events every weekend. There are also endless resources to get you the internships, research, and volunteer experiences that will help you get a good job when you graduate.
Angelica from Pittsburgh, PA
The student atmosphere and faculty here are amazing. You also have the balance of an Urban campus with 456 acres of green space 5 min away. The city is our playground and just enhances your overall education, with plenty of job opportunities and internships.
Luke from Pittsburgh, PA
The University of Pittsburgh is a wonderful school filled with numerous opportunities and various activities to do. The campus is beautiful and the people are great to be around. I truly enjoy the atmosphere around the school and how safe I feel as well.
Student from CHARLOTTE, NC
University of Pittsburgh was built in a city of tradition and Culture. I am from Pittsburgh and often feel challenged by the constant mix of people who are all so interesting and the work that I have to complete.I would recommend this school to anyone who wants the ability to let loose every once in a while but also has the resources available to really drill their homework and make progress.
Joseph from Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh is a city. It has everything you could want: a social scene, amazing academics and professors, museums and movie theaters, literally EVERYTHING. It can be overwhelming if you are not a city person, but if you like life busy and on pace, you should definitely consider the University of Pittsburgh.
Chuck from Ohio

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