University of Pittsburgh Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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University of Pittsburgh Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 54%, the University of Pittsburgh is a somewhat selective school. Students interested in the school will need to submit an application, high school transcripts, and scores from the SAT or ACT. For more information, including procedures and deadlines, be sure to visit the school's website, or contact the admissions office. 

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Admissions Data (2016):

University of Pittsburgh Description:

The 132-acre campus of the University of Pittsburgh is easily recognized by the towering Cathedral of Learning, the tallest educational building in the U.S. On the academic front, Pitt has wide-ranging strengths including Philosophy, Medicine, Engineering and Business. The university often ranks among the top 20 public universities in the U.S., and its strong research programs have earned it membership in the exclusive Association of American Universities.

Pitt also can boast of a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. In athletics, the Pitt Panthers compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic Coast Conference. Popular sports include football, basketball, soccer, swimming, and track and field.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 28,664 (19,123 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 48% Male / 52% Female
  • 95% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $18,618 (in-state); $29,758 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $680
  • Room and Board: $10,950
  • Other Expenses: $2,534
  • Total Cost: $32,782 (in-state); $43,922 (out-of-state)

University of Pittsburgh Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 77%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 51%
    • Loans: 56%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $11,450
    • Loans: $10,026

Academic Programs:

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 92%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 64%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 81%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Swimming, Wrestling, Tennis
  • Women's Sports: Volleyball, Swimming, Track, Softball, Soccer, Gymnastics

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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