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.

Website: www.pitt.edu/

Public
Co-ed
19,330
Undergraduate
Students
(52.3%) 10,109 Women
(47.7%) 9,221 Men
9,343
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
59% of 29,857 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
4.07
SAT Math
640-730 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
663 average
630-700 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
30 average
28-33 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $33,503
Out-of-state: $46,475
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $19,080
Out-of-state: $32,052
Room and Board
$11,050
Average Percent of Need Met
54%
Average Freshman Award
$12,380
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$39,462
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,791
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 7% of classes
10-19 students: 34% of classes
20-29 students: 17% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 14% of classes
Over 100 students: 6% of classes
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Campus Life

Pittsburgh Population
306,211
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Pittsburgh
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
43% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Panther
Sororities
12% of women participate
Fraternities
10% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
11.0% Asian
5.3% Black/African-American
4.4% Hispanic/Latino
4.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
73.5% White
1.1% Unknown
International Students
4.7% from 55 countries
First-Year Students Returning
93.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
65.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
50%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
33.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is not accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 2 3
Social Studies 2 3
History    
Academic Electives 3 5

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
4200 Fifth Avenue
City, State, Zip
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone
(412) 624-7488
Fax
(412) 648-8815
E-mail
oafa@pitt.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$55
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
59% of 29,857 applicants were admitted
Women
60% of 16,495 applicants were admitted
Men
59% of 13,362 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
4,289 (24%) of 17,696 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,430 (25%) of 9,855 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,007 (26%) of 7,841 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
1,664
Students Accepting Wait List Position
576
Students Admitted From Wait List
24

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
4.07
3.75 and Above
81%
3.50 - 3.74
11%
3.25 - 3.49
5%
3.00 - 3.24
2%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
640-730 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
42%
Score of 600 - 700
48%
Score of 500 - 600
9%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
663 average
630-700 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
28%
Score of 600 - 700
63%
Score of 500 - 600
8%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
30 average
28-33 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
57%
Score of 24 - 29
41%
Score of 18 - 23
1%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 55%
Top quarter: 88%
Top half: 99%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $33,503
Out-of-state: $46,475
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $19,080
Out-of-state: $32,052
Room and Board
$11,050
Books and Supplies
$752
Other Expenses
$2,621
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
oafa@pitt.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 008815
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
3,392 (82.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
2,225 (65.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,144 (95.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
332 (17.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
54%
Average Award
$12,380
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,754 (81.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,512
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,700 (76.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,837
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 219 (13.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
288 (8.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,247

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
12,456 (68.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
9,552 (76.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
9,219 (96.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,163 (12.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
52%
Average Award
$12,078
Need-Based Gift
Received by 7,114 (76.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,903
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 7,677 (83.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,693
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 751 (8.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
608 (3.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,558

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
60%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$39,462
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Religious Affiliation
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Architecture
  • Area Studies, Other
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Astronomy
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
  • Corrections
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Ecology
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Economics, General
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • Engineering Science
  • English Literature (British and Commonwealth)
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • German Studies
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management and Services, Other
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Legal Studies, General
  • Linguistics
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Management Information Systems and Services, Other
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematical Biology
  • Mathematics and Statistics, Other
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mathematics, Other
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology, General
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General
  • Polish Language and Literature
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Rehabilitation Science
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Statistics, General
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Engineering, Health professions and related sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, Computer Science BS/MS, Statistics BA/MA, BA in Legal Studies/Masters of Law
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
1,791
Part-Time Faculty
548
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
72%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 7% of classes
10-19 students: 34% of classes
20-29 students: 17% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 14% of classes
Over 100 students: 6% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 5% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 18% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 56% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 14% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
6,418,267
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
1156
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Laws, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Studies in Law, Master of Social Work, Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Master of Business Administration, Master of Health Administration, Master of International Development, Master of Public Health, Master of Science, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Bioengineering, Executive Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Public Policy and Management, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering

Master's Programs of Study

  • Acute Care/Critical Care Nursing
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Architectural History
  • Art History
  • Artificial Intelligence/Robotics
  • Asian Studies
  • Bioengineering
  • Biostatistics
  • Chinese
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Disorders
  • Community Health
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • English
  • English Education
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Epidemiology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Film, Television, and Video Theory and Criticism
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • French
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Health Education
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Infectious Diseases
  • International Development
  • International Health
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Maternal and Child/Neonatal Nursing
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Microbiology
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physics
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Public Policy
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Slavic Languages
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Pharmacy, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Doctor of Public Health, Doctor of Dental Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Juridical Sciences, Doctor of Clinical Science, Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Audiology

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Acute Care/Critical Care Nursing
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Architectural History
  • Art History
  • Artificial Intelligence/Robotics
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biostatistics
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Community Health
  • Dentistry
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Ecology
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • English
  • English Education
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Epidemiology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Film, Television, and Video Theory and Criticism
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • French
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Health Education
  • Health Psychology
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History of Science and Technology
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Infectious Diseases
  • International Affairs
  • International Development
  • International Health
  • Italian
  • Maternal and Child/Neonatal Nursing
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physics
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Slavic Languages
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Writing

Location and Setting


Pittsburgh Population
306,211
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Pittsburgh
Campus Size
145 acres

Weather

Temperature
18.5 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September
Rain
153 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Pittsburgh
Nearest Train Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Pittsburgh

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
43% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Panther
School Colors
Blue and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Gymnastics x x    
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x    
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Gymnastics x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Gymnastics    
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis    
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, soccer, squash, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, resident student association, black action society, pitt program council, interfraternity council, panhellenic association
Sororities
12% of women participate
Fraternities
10% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
19,330
Women
10,109 (52.3%)
Men
9,221 (47.7%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
18,421
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
11.0% Asian
5.3% Black/African-American
4.4% Hispanic/Latino
4.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
73.5% White
1.1% Unknown
International Students.
4.7% from 55 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
9,343

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
93.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
65.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
80.7%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
81.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
50%
Average Starting Salary
50%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
33.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 5%
Engineering 3%
Law 3%
Arts and Sciences 6%
Medicine 2%
Education 8%
Other 12%

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