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  2. Value
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  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
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  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
    C+
Pitt is a highly rated public university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 18,163 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Pitt acceptance rate is 55%. Popular majors include Psychology, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Finance. Graduating 81% of students, Pitt alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,600.
About University of Pittsburgh...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
Address
4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

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
55%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1190-1380
ACT Range
27-32
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$23,572/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,581/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,498/ year
  • $49-75k
    $25,729/ year
  • $76-110k
    $29,414/ year
  • $110k+
    $30,738/ year
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Academics

Professors
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Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
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.228 responses
43%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.228 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,163Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 130 responses
Report
  • Well-rounded
    44%
  • Busy
    20%
  • Independent
    12%
  • Fun
    8%
  • Studious
    5%
  • Engineer from Pennsylvania who likes to drink
    3%
  • Supportive
    2%

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.277 responses
Poll
71%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.349 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 150 responses
Report
  • Cathedral
    19%
  • Diverse
    17%
  • Passionate
    14%
  • Provides a variety of opportunities
    13%
  • Ambitious
    13%
  • Competitive
    11%
  • Amazing
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
81%
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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University of Pittsburgh Reviews

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I love that the campus is in the city. This allows for diversity in food and culture. Having a bus pass allows you to explore all that Pittsburgh offers; sports entertainment, shopping, shows, restaurants. The academics are challenging, yet they prepare you. There are plenty of opportunities for co-ops and internships being that you are in the city. The city might be scary for some people but I’ve never felt scared for my safety on campus.I have not traveled abroad, but the opportunity to do so is available and encouraged. So many students have experienced traveling abroad and have so many wonderful stories to tell. The admission process for applying was very easy and if you have questions, the answers are easy to find. Hail 2 Pitt!
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If I could describe the Univeristy of Pittsburgh in one world, it would be home. Despite all of its flaws and imperfections, it is a safe space where I can explore and learn. The campus itself is a small city with features that make it feel more cozy than full-out sophisticated. From our beautiful Cathedral of Learning (we lovingly call her Cathy) to the spacious Schenley Park, there are tons of secret nooks that are perfect for studying. The professors, while teaching multiple classes, still make themselves available for questions outside the classroom. They are never too busy to stop and chat if you see them around campus; they really care about your education and that you have a passion for what you are studying. Overall, Pitt is an amazing college to attend. The community surrounding the campus challenge you and support you all at once. I’m extremely happy I made the decision to attend the University of Pittsburgh. Go Panthers!
Choosing to attend this school changed my life entirely for the better. The experiences and education I gained were invaluable. I was able to meet so many different people, study in a large variety of fields, work closely with passionate professors, utilize excellent student services, and explore Pittsburgh - a city I now call home. Also being a first generation college student, having a TRIO SSS program was essential to my success. I was able to earn my BA in four years and study abroad. The emphasis on developing a worldview, appreciating diversity, and understanding the importance of seeking knowledge are strongly emphasized here. The opportunities I had, and the networks I built have continued to be beneficial to me even after graduating two years ago. My only negative was how expensive it was; nevertheless, I do not ever regret choosing to go here. Having a degree from Pitt is well respected. H2P!