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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B
4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
From University of Pittsburgh

You’ll come to Pitt not because you want to be given all the answers or a simple plan. You want to write your own story, in your own words, your own way. Which is why you’ve come to a place that offers so many eye-opening, life-changing experiences to ever follow just one path. And once you have every tool you need to navigate everything that Pitt has to offer, there’s no limit to what you’ll find.

Here, you’ll find your voice.
And you’ll find it’s unignorable.

You’ll find your way.
And you’ll find you’re unstoppable.

And you’ll find countless ways to do college your way.
A smarter way. A way that works for you.

It’s an experience that’ll take you off the map, beyond boundaries, and way outside of what’s expected.

But first, all you need is a place to start.

Your future is unwritten.

Your potential is unlimited.

And here, at the University of Pittsburgh, your story is Unscripted.

University of Pittsburgh Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
59%
SAT Range
1270-1430
ACT Range
28-33
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$24,040/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$11,740/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
78%

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.218 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.247 responses
43%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.247 responses

Majors

Swanson School of Engineering

What are you waiting for? There has never been a better time to become an engineer and no better place to start your journey than at the University of Pittsburgh! You'll find programs and degrees in, Bioengineering, Chemical, Petroleum, Civil, Mining, Electrical, Environmental, Computer, Engineering Science, Industrial, Mechanical, Materials Science, and Nuclear.

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    4%
  • On Campus
    95%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,421Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
909
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 144 responses
  • Well-rounded
    47%
  • Busy
    20%
  • Independent
    13%
  • Fun
    8%
  • Studious
    6%
  • Supportive
    2%
  • Boring/Homogenous/Small-thinking
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
68%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.296 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.368 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 169 responses
  • Cathedral
    18%
  • Diverse
    17%
  • Provides a variety of opportunities
    16%
  • Ambitious
    14%
  • Passionate
    12%
  • Competitive
    10%
  • Amazing
    6%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $53,900/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    83%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    94%
    National
    83%
    79%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.153 responses

    University of Pittsburgh Reviews

    4,058 reviews
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    I loved attending the University of Pittsburgh for my undergraduate education. I was involved in a very difficult and demanding nursing curriculum but the education was great and prepared me very well for the profession. Even with a difficult major the sense of community at Pitt was always positive and with plenty of activities to choose from and on top of that, the school is located to the city of Pittsburgh! The school gives you a Pitt ID that gives you free access to the bus system which really encourages students to explore the city and opportunity to explore neighborhoods, restaurants, museums (also free with ID). Overall my professors were phenomenal and passionate about teaching us students. Choosing Pitt for college was one of the best decisions I ever made!
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    Pitt is an excellent university which combines high-quality academics and an incredibly warm community. The university is located in Oakland, in the heart of Pittsburgh and a short (free) bus ride away from the bustling downtown containing the cultural district and another short bus ride from the quaint communities of squirrel hill and shadyside filled with cute coffee shops. The campus itself has a wide selection of fast casual restaurant chains and practically contains the Carnegie Museums of Natural History and Art. Pitt is also right next to Schenley Park in which you can go for a reflective nature walk and be one with the trees of Pittsburgh.

    tldr: Pitt is an amazing school!
    The University of Pittsburgh is known in part for being a research institution, and it lives up to the reputation! Since my freshman year I have been able to partake in research in several different labs, and look forward to doing so again this coming Fall! The opportunities do not end there, however, there are a myriad of clubs and organizations a student can become involved in, and there are always events happening on campus that are both fun and educational!

    There are also many opportunities and events that promote and help students with start-up business ideas such as the annual Randall Family Big Idea competition. Students have access to career fairs, resume reviews, and help in finding co-ops and internships on a regular basis as well.

    The campus is quite large, and beautiful. I would definitely recommend going here for pretty much any major, especially physical sciences, engineering, and psychology students.