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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?

18,390 Full-Time Undergraduates
$28,758 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.
  • The highest degree offered at Pitt is the doctor's degree.
  • 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.

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Rankings

College Factual ranked Pitt as #129 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 123 colleges in Pennsylvania, it is ranked at #14.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Pitt has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Pitt

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for International Students 73
Best Colleges 129
Best Colleges for Veterans 280
Best Colleges for Diversity 304
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 317
Best Colleges for the Money 445

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?

$28,758 Net Price
56% Take Out Loans
3.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Pitt is $28,758. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Pitt

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$20,996 $22,422 $26,467 $30,138 $31,756

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

18,390 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 19,326 undergraduate students at Pitt, with 18,390 being full-time and 936 being part-time.

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

There are also 9,316 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 18,390 full-time undergraduates at Pitt, 48% are male and 52% 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 1,861
Black or African American 911
Hispanic or Latino 682
White 13,186
International Students 776
Other Races/Ethnicities 974

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 Majors

In 2017-2018, University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus awarded 10,962 undergraduate degrees and 6,268 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 137 67 0
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 0 0 10 3
Allied Health Professions 0 0 44 0
Anthropology 0 71 4 5
Applied Mathematics 0 46 0 0
Area Studies 0 7 1 0
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 30 1 2
Biological & Physical Science 0 129 0 0
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 15 19 17
Biomedical Engineering 0 83 16 30
Business Administration & Management 0 121 199 8
Chemical Engineering 0 115 16 7
Chemistry 0 61 8 19
Civil Engineering 0 79 31 12
Classical Languages & Literature 0 5 0 1
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 61 21 4
Communication & Media Studies 0 48 0 0
Communication Sciences 0 57 49 23
Computational Science 0 0 0 1
Computer Engineering 0 86 1 1
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 3
Computer Science 0 217 12 3
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 17 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 41 0 0
Dental Support Services 30 9 0 0
Dentistry 0 0 0 84
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 22 17 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 22 0 1
East Asian Languages 0 16 0 0
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 17 34 9
Economics 0 179 11 3
Educational Administration 0 0 36 53
Electrical Engineering 0 64 54 13
Engineering Science 0 5 0 0
Environmental Engineering 0 6 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 26 0 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 30 0 3
Finance & Financial Management 0 249 8 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 53 0 4
General Architecture 0 3 0 0
General Biology 0 227 42 6
General Business/Commerce 0 29 0 0
General Education 0 0 160 17
General English Literature 0 0 15 6
General Physical Sciences 0 7 0 0
General Psychology 0 387 8 21
General Social Sciences 0 26 0 0
Genetics 0 0 14 6
Geography & Cartography 0 0 3 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 91 1 3
Germanic Languages 0 12 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 26 31 0
History 0 95 6 8
Human Resource Management 0 38 0 0
Industrial Engineering 0 70 24 6
Information Science 0 92 178 4
Information Technology 0 146 15 0
International Business 0 11 1 0
International Relations & National Security 0 0 43 0
Law 0 0 0 120
Legal Professions (Other) 0 0 4 0
Legal Research 0 0 20 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 9 0 0
Library & Information Science 0 0 56 1
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 24 9 3
Literature 0 48 0 0
Management Information Systems 0 2 0 0
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 23 0
Marketing 0 228 6 0
Materials Engineering 0 20 15 2
Mathematics 0 37 6 13
Mechanical Engineering 0 191 46 6
Medical Science 0 0 31 1
Medicine 0 0 0 138
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 9 0
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 28 24 9
Music 0 10 3 4
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 153 0 4
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 19 0 0
Nursing 0 215 55 30
Other Education 0 0 0 3
Other Engineering 0 0 1 1
Other Health Professions 0 33 0 0
Other Public Administration 0 0 0 3
Other Social Sciences 0 17 0 0
Other Statistics 0 12 0 0
Petroleum Engineering 0 0 7 0
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 2 5
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 85 27 127
Philosophy 0 47 1 8
Physics 0 14 17 16
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 1 11
Political Science & Government 0 156 13 5
Public Administration 0 9 80 0
Public Health 0 0 58 11
Public Policy 0 0 29 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 147 101 68
Religious Studies 0 13 0 1
Romance Languages 0 50 8 5
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 8 0 0
Social Work 0 41 230 5
Sociology 0 67 1 2
Statistics 0 19 11 5
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 48 23 0
Urban Studies 0 34 0 0
Writing Studies 0 300 3 4
Total 60 10,902 4,274 1,994

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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