University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
28,642
Total Number of Undergrads
19,326
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
44%
20-39 Students
31%
40-99 Students
18%
100+ Students
5%
0
100
64%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
82%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

0
100
72%
Faculty With
Terminal Degree US National: 36%
Gender
Male
Female
46%
53%
Ethnicity

African American
6%
Asian/Pacific Islander
9%
White
73%
Hispanic
1%
Unknown
1%

What Students Are Saying

4.07 Average Rating
The class level at the University is pretty balanced, classes are tough but not to the point of being discouraging. Class size can be anywhere from about 10 students to 300 depending on subject and material is usually very focused.
Student from CHARLOTTE, NC
I feel that most of the academic rigor comes from the extremely intelligent professors. Some of them admittedly can't teach but have to as it is part of the requirements that they have if they want to research here. That may also provide some of the rigor as they don't care how hard the work is for the students or how much they learn.
Joseph from Pittsburgh, PA
Classes that are advertised as hard (e.g. honors classes) WILL be hard. However, you will learn a lot in those classes. Definitely use ratemyprofessor despite what any adviser tells you. You can learn a lot. Intro classes are meant to weed-out people so expect Bio 1 or Chem 1 to be relatively difficult; in fact, a lot of my friends regretted not using their AP credits, but take that as you will.
Chuck from Ohio
Rigor can be mixed bag with Pitt. Bio and Chem courses are notoriously hard, and cause lots of pre-med kids to switch majors (free tutoring is available, but if you're not totally in love with science you'll probably just give up). Other than that, you shouldn't be screaming your head off to get good grades, but you will be challenged.
Angelica from Pittsburgh, PA
It depends what you're looking for! Pitt has hundreds of majors all run and taught by well educated, distinguished facility.
Luke from Pittsburgh, PA

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