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Colleges / University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate67%
Acceptance Rate67%

About Pitt

The University of Pittsburgh, or Pitt, is a renowned public research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pitt is known for its programs in health sciences, including medicine, nursing, and physical therapy, but it has strong programs in many disciplines, including English, psychology, and philosophy. The Philosophy department at Pitt is considered one of the best in the country. Pitt attracts many different kinds of students, but the student body tends to progressive, driven, and community-oriented. 

Pitt’s campus is nestled in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, a lively city with access to a host of arts, culture, and professional opportunities. For students who need a break from urban life, nearby Schenley Park provides a dose of nature, with 456 acres of fields, trails, and a disc golf course to explore.

Pitt is also part of the NCAA Division I Atlantic Coast Conference, and its sports teams, known as the Panthers, have a passionate following, particularly in football and basketball. The university's sports program has produced numerous professional athletes, including quarterback Dan Marino. 

Did You Know? 

The centerpiece of University of Pittsburgh's campus, the Cathedral of Learning is the centerpiece of University of Pittsburgh's campus and an iconic part of the university's skyline. The Cathedral (sometimes called “Cathy”) is 535 feet tall, which makes it the tallest educational building in the Western hemisphere. The 42-story Gothic Cathedral is more than just a church. It houses classrooms, offices, computer labs, libraries, and even a food court.

Tips for Visiting Pitt From the CC Community

“My son LOVES the campus! Lots of students walking, a great mix of urban/traditional campus with pockets of green space around Cathy (Cathedral of Learning) and nearby Schenley Park. We didn’t have time but the arboretum, art museum, and downtown, I heard, are must-sees!”
“Campus vibe seemed happy... Students out and about, lots of space, nice mix of city and some green space, very clean all around…Take a tour of the Nationality rooms in Cathy…they are amazing. Go to Forbes Ave and walk around, check out the Petersen Events Center…so many places to check out.”  

See More Tips for Visiting Pitt in the CC Community

University of Pittsburgh is a public, state college in the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pitt was founded in 1787. The college enrolls around 29,238 students per year, including 19,980 undergraduate students.

Pitt Acceptance Rate

It is very difficult to get into Pitt. Around 67% of applicants get into Pitt each year. In 2022, 34,656 students applied to Pitt and 23,109 were admitted.

University of Pittsburgh Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 67%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 49%

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Go See Pitt

University of Pittsburgh is located in Pittsburgh.

If you would like to see Pitt for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Pennsylvania Turnpike to Pittsburgh, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Pittsburgh International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what University of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh are like without leaving home.

College Info

4200 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Campus Setting: Urban

Pitt Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Pitt is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Pitt is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

University of Pittsburgh is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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Pitt ACT Scores


ACT Range

28 - 33

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

33 and Above


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Pitt SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

620 - 750


Reading SAT Range

630 - 720

Pitt Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Pitt is like? There are approximately 29,238 students enrolled at Pitt, including 19,980 undergraduate students and 9,258 graduate students. 96% percent of students attend school full-time, 66% percent are from PA and 34% percent of students are from other states.


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