University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus: Ranking & Review

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United States
Top 1%

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate60%60%60%
Enrolled undergraduates4,0191,9062,113
Enrolled total (including graduate students)28,64213,48215,160

1,675 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

342 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores3,117
Percent of students submitting SAT scores78%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores2,001
Percent of students submitting ACT scores50%
ACT Composite
ACT English
ACT Math

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $45. Application fee for graduates - $50.

Secondary school GPARecommended
Secondary school rankConsidered but not required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $10,950 and other expenses per full academic year.

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 7,831 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$18,130$29,692
Fees for full-time undergraduates$950$950
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$755$1,237
Tuition for Full-time graduates$22,290$36,980
Fees for full-time graduates$850$850
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$898$1,512

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Health Professions and Related Programs936125005311,736
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services6560239651,068
Biological and Biomedical Sciences54847581645
Social Sciences264106423523
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services624018217445
Public Administration and Social Service Professions14473515417
English Language and Literature & Letters1092612011401
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies22591316
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies198122212
Physical Sciences1511638205
Legal Professions and Studies1327139179
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics63831612174
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs10350153
Mathematics and Statistics102822132
Visual and Performing Arts104913126
Library Science58260
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service74653
Philosophy and Religious Studies229536
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1313
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields
Grand Total9844,5272,2801,0738,864

A total of 5,511 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus.

At the master's and doctor's level 3,353 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate82%80%85%
  • Full-time retention rate - 93%
  • Part-time retention rate - 67%

General info

MottoVeritas et Virtus
Truth and Virtue
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Mission StatementThe University of Pittsburgh, founded in 1787, is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. As one of the nation's distinguished comprehensive universities, the resources of the University constitute an invaluable asset for the intellectual, economic, and social enrichment of Pennsylvania, while the international prestige of the University enhances the image of Pennsylvania throughout the world. The University's mission is to: Provide high-quality undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and professional fields, with emphasis upon those of special benefit to the citizens of Pennsylvania. Offer superior graduate programs in the arts and sciences and the professions that respond to the needs of Pennsylvania, as well as to the broader needs of the nation and the world. Engage in research, artistic, and scholarly activities that advance learning through the extension of the frontiers of knowledge and creative endeavor. Cooperate with industrial and governmental institutions to transfer knowledge in science, technology, and health care. Offer continuing education programs adapted to the personal enrichment, professional upgrading, and career advancement interests and needs of adult Pennsylvanians. Make available to local communities and public agencies the expertise of the University in ways that are consistent with the primary teaching and research functions and contribute to social, intellectual, and economic development in the Commonwealth, the nation, and the world. The trustees, faculty, staff, students, and administration of the University are dedicated to accomplishing this mission, to which they pledge their individual and collective efforts, determined that the University shall continue to be counted among the prominent institutions of higher education throughout the world.
Colorsblue, gold
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff12,224
Instructional FTE4,325
Research FTE805
Public Service FTE54
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15260
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population301,000

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