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
54%
SAT Range
1180-1350
ACT Range
26-31
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
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Test Scores and GPA for University of Pittsburgh

Cost

Net Price
$24,311/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,062/ year
  • $30-48k
    $23,120/ year
  • $49-75k
    $25,982/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,581/ year
  • $110k+
    $30,975/ 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
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.220 responses
43%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.220 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,887Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 122 responses
Report
  • Well-rounded
    46%
  • Busy
    18%
  • Independent
    12%
  • Fun
    9%
  • Studious
    5%
  • 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.269 responses
Poll
71%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.341 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 142 responses
Report
  • Cathedral
    20%
  • Diverse
    18%
  • Passionate
    14%
  • Provides a variety of opportunities
    13%
  • Ambitious
    13%
  • Competitive
    11%
  • Amazing
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
82%
National
48%
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 attended the University of Pittsburgh from August 2013 until my graduation in April 2017 and I absolutely loved it. I majored in Biology and graduated with a 3.61. I felt that my classes prepared me very well for the MCAT that I took in June 2016 and was very satisfied with my score. In addition, I was able to join the Pittsburgh Men's Volleyball Club as well as the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity. I have built many lifelong friendships within my organizations. I felt like the University of Pittsburgh challenged me academically, socially, and as a leader and I can genuinely say that it has changed my life for the better. Only two months out from graduating and I find myself missing it more and more. I would recommend this University to anyone and everyone, especially those pursuing science!
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The University of Pittsburgh is a wonderful university full of diversity and opportunity. In the beginning of the year, I dove nervously into the unknown of the university and new environment I quickly adjusted to the sudden changes once meeting friendly peers and Pittsburgh residents. I participated in many on campus events and even joined a club to connect with other with similar interests as me. The academics of Pitt are challenging yet rewarding. Most of my professors cared about the subject they were teaching and of the students they were teaching. Campus food is amazing and there are plenty of options with dining passes and dollars that will guarantee no food boredom. Pittsburgh itself is a beautiful city filled with lots of things to do and towns to explore. I can't wait for what's in store for the next 3 years of my education at the University of Pittsburgh!
I think that the last four years have been great! Since I started out engineering and then went undecided before eventually landing in the business school. I have a broad range of experiences at Pitt in terms of classes. I am also in Greek Life so I have that experience in my belt as well. Greek Life has been great also, all though, if you are joining expecting to party like kids at Penn State or Ohio State I would temper your expectations. If you are joining to enter a close-knit community and build relationships all throughout campus (on top of party) then it is a great experience for sure. Pitt is the perfect mix of a big school with a medium size campus feel, you see enough friendly faces around campus and in class, but it's big enough that you are always meeting new people all the time.