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  • 4 Year
  • PITTSBURGH, PA

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Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Value
    grade A
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade A
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
    grade A+
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade A+
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

4200 FIFTH AVENUE
PITTSBURGH, PA 15260
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
From University of Pittsburgh

At Pitt, no two student experiences look alike because no two students are the same. Each student builds their own bridge from where they are today to where they want to be.

Bridging Passions and Possibilities

Want to explore all of your interests? You’ve found the right place. With more than 100 majors, you can truly customize your curriculum at Pitt.

Bridging Big Opportunities and Small Communities

Pitt offers 400+ student organizations, providing something for everyone. Within each organization, you’ll find your own small, tight-knit community.

Bridging Excellence and Affordability

The Princeton Review ranks Pitt among the top 200 colleges that pay you back—a ranking that looks at affordability, quality, and alumni employment.

Bridging Classrooms and Careers

Looking for opportunities in cutting-edge industries like robotics, AI and health care? Pittsburgh is on the cutting edge of these and other industries, and Pitt's connected to them all.

Build your bridge at Pitt.

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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
57%
SAT Range
1260-1440
ACT Range
28-33
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$22,600 / 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
$12,737 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
77%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade 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. 251 responses
43%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 251 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
    2%
  • On Campus
    98%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,392 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,993
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 148 responses
  • Well-rounded
    47%
  • Busy
    20%
  • Independent
    13%
  • Fun
    8%
  • Studious
    5%
  • Supportive
    2%
  • Boring/Homogenous/Small-thinking
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
68%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 300 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 372 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 173 responses
  • Cathedral
    18%
  • Diverse
    18%
  • Provides a variety of opportunities
    16%
  • Ambitious
    13%
  • Passionate
    12%
  • Competitive
    10%
  • Amazing
    6%

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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

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