A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    C+
University of Pittsburgh is ...
Public
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

Academics

Professors
A
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.225 responses
44%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.225 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 127 responses
Report
  • Well-rounded
    44%
  • Busy
    20%
  • Independent
    13%
  • Fun
    9%
  • Studious
    6%
  • Engineer from Pennsylvania who likes to drink
    2%
  • Supportive
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
69%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.274 responses
Poll
71%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.346 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 147 responses
Report
  • Cathedral
    20%
  • Diverse
    17%
  • Provides a variety of opportunities
    14%
  • Passionate
    14%
  • Ambitious
    14%
  • 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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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!
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The University of Pittsburgh has an amazing campus with beautiful facilities- every student here is very lucky and privileged to be able to experience it. The classes are all very interesting and challenging and the buildings are full of history. The main problem with Pitt would lie in its advisement, in my experience. My advisor that I was placed with had no idea about any of the programs or majors I wanted to do, and even had me placed in the wrong 5-year program until I noticed. The counselors here seem like they are trying, but do not give mentally or emotionally distressed students the help they need- every friend I have who has tried Pitt therapy has had to move to an out-of-school therapist. It is hard to feel heard. Overall, the dorms and classes and campus are wonderful and I do very much enjoy going to school here. There are so many activities planned by the school that it is very easy to get involved and make friends, and there is always something you could be doing!
The University of Pittsburgh gives students an excellent environment to study in and live in. Students have kinds of choices on classes, clubs activities and food choices. The clubs can satisfy desires from all the students having different interests and studying in different fields. In the University of Pittsburgh, I met great friends and nicest professors who are really helpful all the time for questions students have. I experienced diversity in the community. It is really safe to live in the dorm or even live off campus. All the campus polices are responsible. The university has the safe driver service and campus bus to make sure that students are safe all the time, especially at 3 o'clock when the student steps out the library and just finish studying. I love the University of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh city a lot!