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University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

The University of Pittsburgh, founded in 1787, is a public, comprehensive university. It offers students an outstanding array of educational options. The Pittsburgh campus is home to 16 schools, ten of which offer undergraduate programs and 14 of which offer graduate programs. Programs are offered in the Colleges of Business Administration and General Studies; the Faculty of Arts and Sciences; the Schools of Dental Medicine, Education, Engineering, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Information Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Social Work; the Graduate Schools of Public Health and Public and International Affairs; and the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business. Students can avail themselves of scholarship programs, undergraduate research opportunities, international studies programs, a semester-at-sea, the Engineering Cooperative Education Program, internships and volunteer outreach programs. The university's Honors College offers challenging course work and an optional Bachelor of Philosophy degree. Outstanding freshmen are guaranteed admission to several of the graduate schools, including the School of Medicine. Affiliated with the six schools of the health sciences is the internationally renowned UPMC Health System. As a member of the Association of American Universities, the University of Pittsburgh is among the top 61 research institutions in the U.S. and Canada. To supplement the high-quality academic life found at the school the campus' location in the very livable city of Pittsburgh provides easy access to cultural events, professional sports complexes and other entertainment venues. Its 132-acre campus is located in Pittsburgh.

Web Sitewww.pitt.edu/
Institution TypePublic
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students18,615
   Women9,353 (50.2%)
   Men9,262 (49.8%)
Graduate Students10,034

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyVery difficult
Overall Admission Rate54% of 27,634 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.97
SAT Math649 average
600-690 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading625 average
580-670 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing623 average
570-670 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite29 average
26-31 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $32,964
Out-of-state: $43,360
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $17,772
Out-of-state: $28,168
Room and Board
$10,800
Average Percent of Need Met55%
Average Freshman Award$12,039
Average Indebtedness of
2011 Graduates
$34,623

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
1,621
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 7% of classes
10-19 students: 37% of classes
20-29 students: 19% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-59 students: 14% of classes
Over 100 students: 6% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

Pittsburgh Population306,211
Nearest Metropolitan AreaPittsburgh
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing97% of freshmen, 44% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotPanther
Sororities9% of women participate
Fraternities11% of men participate

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
7.8% Asian
5.7% Black/African-American
2.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
79.5% White
1.3% Unknown
International Students3.3% from 42 countries
First-Year Students Returning91.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
64.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
54%
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
25%
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CLASS OF 2019 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.59 3.94 616 605 600 28
Low 2.40 2.70 200 420 420 19
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 800 35
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DID YOU KNOW?

• The polio vaccine was first developed by Jonas Salk and his team of researchers at Pitt in 1955.

• The PITT ARTS program sponsors over 100 free student outings a year, including trips to the symphony, film, opera, ballet, theater and museums.

• UP astronomers discovered what appear to be two planets outside of our solar system.

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Annual Survey of Colleges 2014, copyright © 2014 The College Board. All rights reserved.
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