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University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Overview

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus is a public institution situated in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Known For?

6,489 Undergraduate Awards
$39,444 Avg Cost After Aid
60% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at Pitt is 3%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Pitt.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 76% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Pitt with a bachelor's degree make about $53,900 a year. That's 32% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • On average, it takes about 4.2 years for students from Pitt to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

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University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Rankings

According to our 2021 analysis, Pitt is ranked #369 out of 2,320 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Pitt has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#30 Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#42 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#77 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#78 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Pitt.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Cultural Studies & Analysis Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Area Studies Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Dental Support Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Music Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best Fine & Studio Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#48 Best English Language & Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Pitt has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Colleges for Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions College Factual
#5 Best Colleges for Health & Medical Administrative Services College Factual
#10 Best Colleges for Health Professions College Factual
#12 Best Colleges for Psychology College Factual
#16 Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics College Factual
#31 Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences College Factual

Where Is University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus?

Location of University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus

Contact details for Pitt are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4200 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: 412-624-4141
Website: www.pitt.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/upitt
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PittTweet

How Do I Get Into Pitt?

You can apply to Pitt online at: www.oafa.pitt.edu/apply

Admission Requirements for Pitt

Submission Required?
High School GPA recommended
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Pitt?

60% Acceptance Rate
54% Of Accepted Are Women
78% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Pitt is 60%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 46% of accepted students are men and 54% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 60%, and the acceptance rate for women is 60%.

Average Test Scores

About 78% of students accepted to Pitt submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 620 and 700. Math scores were between 620 and 718.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus  ( 620 to 700 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus  ( 620 to 718 )
200
800
Pitt received ACT scores from 50% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 26 and 33. Math scores were between 26 and 31. Composite scores were between 27 and 32.

ACT English Scores for University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus  ( 26 to 33 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus  ( 26 to 31 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus  ( 27 to 32 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus?

$39,444 Net Price
56% Take Out Loans
3.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Pitt is $39,444. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Pitt, approximately 56% of students took out student loans averaging $10,386 a year. That adds up to $41,544 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Pitt is 3.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Undergraduate Student Diversity

18,392 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 23,385 undergraduate students at Pitt, with 18,392 being full-time and 4,993 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Pitt

There are also 9,301 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 18,392 full-time undergraduates at Pitt, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Pitt

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Pitt Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2,092
Black or African American 940
Hispanic or Latino 917
White 12,482
International Students 946
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,015

Geographic Diversity

Pennsylvania students aren't the only ones who study at University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus. At this time, 43 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 107 countries are represented at Pitt. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus

395 Took All Classes Online
1,761 Took At Least One Class Online
18.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 6 master’s degree programs available online at Pitt. In 2017-2018, 1,761 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Pitt has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 18th most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Pitt

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus was 18.7%. This is the #944 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Pitt regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Pitt majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Education 0%
Educational Administration 26%
Electrical Engineering 1%
Engineering Technologies 25%
Gerontology 20%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 22%
Library & Information Science 4%
Library Science 4%
Mechanical Engineering 3%
Public Administration 10%
Public Administration & Social Service 2%
Quality Control Technology 17%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Pitt ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Pitt.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Nuclear Engineering #2
Mining Engineering #3
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics #4
Gerontology #8
Mechanical Engineering #9
Library & Information Science #13
Electrical Engineering #15
Library Science #16
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #18
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions #19
Public Administration #26
Engineering #31
General Education #42
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #52
Public Administration & Social Service #68
Educational Administration #81
Nursing #177
Education #218
Health Professions #300

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Psychology 0 0 387 0 8 21 416
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 43 0 147 0 101 68 359
Writing Studies 40 0 300 0 3 4 347
Business Administration & Management 4 0 121 0 199 8 332
Social Work 0 0 41 30 230 5 306
Nursing 0 0 215 5 55 30 305
General Biology 1 0 227 0 42 6 276
Information Science 0 0 92 0 178 4 274
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 249 0 8 0 257
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 191 0 46 6 243
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 85 0 27 127 239
Marketing 0 0 228 0 6 0 234
Computer Science 0 0 217 0 12 3 232
Accounting 5 0 137 0 67 0 209
General Education 0 0 0 17 160 17 194
Economics 0 0 179 0 11 3 193
Area Studies 137 0 7 46 1 0 191
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 189 0 0 0 0 0 189
Communication & Media Studies 130 0 48 0 0 0 178
Political Science & Government 0 0 156 0 13 5 174
Information Technology 0 0 146 0 15 0 161
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 153 0 0 4 157
Chemical Engineering 0 0 115 0 16 7 138
Medicine 0 0 0 0 0 138 138
Electrical Engineering 0 0 64 4 54 13 135
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 83 0 16 30 129
Communication Sciences 0 0 57 0 49 23 129
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 129 0 0 0 129
Civil Engineering 0 0 79 0 31 12 122
Law 0 0 0 0 0 120 120
History 0 0 95 0 6 8 109
Educational Administration 0 0 0 19 36 53 108
Public Administration 16 0 9 0 80 0 105
Industrial Engineering 0 0 70 0 24 6 100
Public Health 1 0 0 30 58 11 100
Literature 48 0 48 0 0 0 96
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 91 0 1 3 95
Computer Engineering 0 0 86 0 1 1 88
Chemistry 0 0 61 0 8 19 88
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 26 30 31 0 87
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 61 0 21 4 86
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 48 14 23 0 85
Dentistry 0 0 0 0 0 84 84
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 54 0 0 4 23 0 81
Anthropology 0 0 71 0 4 5 80
Other Health Professions 40 0 33 0 0 0 73
Sociology 0 0 67 0 1 2 70
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 33 0 24 0 9 3 69
Romance Languages 0 0 50 0 8 5 63
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 28 0 24 9 61
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 17 0 34 9 60
Human Resource Management 22 0 38 0 0 0 60
Library & Information Science 0 0 0 0 56 1 57
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 53 0 0 4 57
Mathematics 0 0 37 0 6 13 56
Philosophy 0 0 47 0 1 8 56
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 15 0 19 17 51
International Business 36 0 11 0 1 0 48
Medical Science 0 0 0 15 31 1 47
Physics 0 0 14 0 17 16 47
Applied Mathematics 0 0 46 0 0 0 46
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0 0 44 0 44
International Relations & National Security 0 0 0 0 43 0 43
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 41 0 0 0 41
Ethnic Studies 6 0 26 8 0 0 40
Dental Support Services 0 30 9 0 0 0 39
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 0 22 0 17 0 39
Geography & Cartography 35 0 0 0 3 0 38
Materials Engineering 0 0 20 0 15 2 37
Legal Research 0 0 0 17 20 0 37
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 30 4 0 3 37
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 0 0 0 23 10 3 36
Statistics 0 0 19 0 11 5 35
Nuclear Engineering 31 0 0 3 0 0 34
Urban Studies 0 0 34 0 0 0 34
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 30 0 1 2 33
General Engineering 32 0 0 0 0 0 32
Sustainability Science 31 0 0 0 0 0 31
General Business/Commerce 0 0 29 0 0 0 29
Public Policy 0 0 0 0 29 0 29
General Social Sciences 0 0 26 0 0 0 26
Religious Studies 9 0 13 0 0 1 23
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 22 0 0 1 23
Genetics 0 0 0 2 14 6 22
General English Literature 0 0 0 0 15 6 21
Germanic Languages 9 0 12 0 0 0 21
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 0 19 0 0 0 19
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 0 0 17 0 17
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 8 9 0 17
Other Social Sciences 0 0 17 0 0 0 17
Music 0 0 10 0 3 4 17
Other Engineering 14 0 0 0 1 1 16
East Asian Languages 0 0 16 0 0 0 16
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 0 0 1 11 12
Other Statistics 0 0 12 0 0 0 12
Special Education 0 0 0 11 0 0 11
Homeland Security 11 0 0 0 0 0 11
Legal Professions (Other) 0 0 0 5 4 0 9
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 8 0 0 8
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 8 0 0 0 0 0 8
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 0 0 2 5 7
Petroleum Engineering 0 0 0 0 7 0 7
General Physical Sciences 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Entrepreneurial Studies 6 0 0 0 0 0 6
Quality Control Technology 0 0 0 6 0 0 6
Environmental Engineering 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Classical Languages & Literature 0 0 5 0 0 1 6
Medieval Studies 6 0 0 0 0 0 6
Other Computer & Information Sciences 5 0 0 0 0 0 5
Engineering Science 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Cultural Studies & Analysis 0 0 0 5 0 0 5
Gerontology 0 0 0 5 0 0 5
General Architecture 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
Other Education 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
Mining Engineering 3 0 0 0 0 0 3
Other Public Administration 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
Management Information Systems 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Nanotechnology 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Systems Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Computational Science 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Metallurgical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
English Literature (Other) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nutrition Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,008 30 5,451 319 2,137 997 9,942

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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