3,619 reviews
  1. Pittsburgh, PA
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  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-
University of Pittsburgh is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
Address
4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Website

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

Acceptance Rate
53%
SAT Scores Range
1180-1360
ACT Scores Range
26-31
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Application Website
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for University of Pittsburgh

Cost

Net Price
$23,489/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,233/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,959/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,453/ year
  • $76-110k
    $29,745/ year
  • $110k+
    $30,975/ year

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
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.218 responses
44%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.218 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,694Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 120 responses
Report
  • Well-rounded
    46%
  • Busy
    18%
  • Independent
    13%
  • Fun
    9%
  • Studious
    5%
  • Engineer from Pennsylvania who likes to drink
    3%
  • Supportive
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
69%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.267 responses
Poll
71%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.339 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 140 responses
Report
  • Cathedral
    21%
  • Diverse
    18%
  • Passionate
    14%
  • Provides a variety of opportunities
    13%
  • Ambitious
    13%
  • Competitive
    11%
  • Amazing
    6%

After University of Pittsburgh

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
82%
National
47%
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

3,619 reviews
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This is a pretty great college. There are numerous classes that anyone can choose from depending on their interests and their major. Their medical part of the college is outstanding! Many of the professors are wonderful, but you will get some of the awful ones. The campus is gorgeous, especially Cathy (the Cathedral of Learning). No matter how difficult the classes are you will forever be in love with the University of Pittsburgh.
I love this school! I got my bachelor's degree here, and I'm returning to Pitt this year to receive my graduate degree. University of Pittsburgh offers a great education, and students graduate with great job prospectives. The application process for both undergrad and grad schools were long and tedious, but fairly easy to understand. The application fee for undergrad was cheap, while the application fee for grad school was very expensive. However, since I love this school, the fee doesn't bother me. Students that attend this school are very smart - they are top 25% of their high school class. When finals are approaching, everybody is studying! You see students study in the classrooms, on the grass, in dunkin donuts, on the bus... everywhere! If you want to go to a school that has a high standard of education and produces graduates that work at top companies, University of Pittsburgh is your answer!
There is not much that you can’t do at Pitt. Hundreds of clubs and organizations, many scholarships available, research labs, a plethora of study abroad programs, and a fantastic Career Development office that works to help the students find internships and jobs. As an ACC school, Pitt plays some top competition across several sports and student sections for football and basketball are electric, all at the cheap price of $5/ticket. Everyone I have interacted with, whether it be professors, administrators, or the workers at the dining halls have a genuine appreciation for working at Pitt and always have a cheerful spirit, which is refreshing especially when academics can make things stressful. Proximity to Carnegie Mellon University allows for dual enrollment opportunities, and with free public transportation for students there is access to the unique culture of all of the city of Pittsburgh, from its numerous museums, restaurants, and theatres. It is truly a one-of-a kind university.