About University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

Founded in 1787, University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus. is a Public college. Located in Pennsylvania, which is a city setting in Pennsylvania, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 19,123 full time undergraduate students, and 9,541 full time graduate students.

The University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 15:1. There are 1762 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate55%
Application Deadline
Application Fee45
SAT Range1190-1380
ACT Range27-32

Admissions at PITT are considered Selective, with ,147% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 14 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

99% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 86% were in the top quarter, and 54% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus.

1%
“We”re apathetic”
20%
“We know about current events and vote”
57%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
22%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
3%
“We save it for the classroom”
15%
“Sometimes, but not often”
59%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
23%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
10%
“I only go out in groups”
44%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
45%
“I feel extremely safe”
1%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
39%
“We bought the gear”
60%
“We live for the big game”
3%
“It”s not really our thing”
23%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
58%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
17%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
7%
“Available in class”
64%
“They keep regular office hours”
26%
“They”re always available”
3%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
57%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
38%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
2%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
2%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
12%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
64%
“We only party on weekends”
22%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
6%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
61%
“There might be people who do”
31%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
2%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
1%
“We”re apathetic”
20%
“We know about current events and vote”
57%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
22%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
3%
“We save it for the classroom”
15%
“Sometimes, but not often”
59%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
23%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
10%
“I only go out in groups”
44%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
45%
“I feel extremely safe”
1%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
39%
“We bought the gear”
60%
“We live for the big game”
3%
“It”s not really our thing”
23%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
58%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
17%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
7%
“Available in class”
64%
“They keep regular office hours”
26%
“They”re always available”
3%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
57%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
38%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
2%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
2%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
12%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
64%
“We only party on weekends”
22%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
6%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
61%
“There might be people who do”
31%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
2%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    300 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    240 Students rated off-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    317 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    322 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    323 Students rated class size 3.7 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    321 Students rated school activities 4.3 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    323 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 53 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    322 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus?

133 Students rated University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

Jacob - 12/10/2020

I enjoy everything this campus has to offer. I highly recommend highly motivated students into applying into this school for excellent learning environment that pushes your thinking. It has very accessible teachers whose knowledge of subjects is that of an ivy League institution!

Aakash - 12/03/2020

I think the Pittsburgh campus for the University of Pittsburgh is great if you are into the city life. The campus is very out in the open so it's not enclosed in a pretty campus like most state colleges. It has a lot more opportunities so there are new places to try foods along with the typical hyped up fast food places. It is great on the weekends mostly when you can go further outside and explore places like nearby museums.

Adwoa - 11/06/2020

The Pitt environment is so inclusive and welcoming. It encourages its members to live their truths and express themselves. It is a place I can see myself improving at; whether it may be as a student, athlete or person. I understand that Pitt is a high-level institution, and I am more than willing and ready to work hard to attend and belong at an institution of its caliber. I want to attend a school where the status quo is excellence and acceptance rather than oppression.

Serra

Pitt is a great intersection of all things. I think that literally anyone could find their place here. It is a huge campus in the middle of the city and is surrounded by the culture of Pittsburgh and multiple other colleges. Our sports are great for those who are into them, but not everyone has to do that. Greek life is present and contributes a ton to the school, but it is entirely possible to have a life without it! The activities you can get involved in are literally countless. The facilities are generally pretty nice and constantly improving. Academics are great and classes and programs become more specially refined as you get deeper into your major. Academic opportunities in general are pretty diverse, especially the developing international opportunities. Our study abroad programs are amazing. Housing isn't the greatest ever but it also isn't the worst - but seriously what dorm is? Once you get into apartment style housing as an upperclassmen it's really nice. Off campus housing is alright depending on how hard you look and how much you are willing to pay. Overall, Pitt was my sixteenth choice for schools, until I somehow landed a full scholarship to be here and couldn't say no. And you know, I really really have loved my time here and I will be sad to leave. I think this is exactly where I needed to be.

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is 55%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Before stepping foot onto a college campus, have an idea or an outline of what you would like to accomplish in your four years of college. Whether it's joining a club, looking for courses, or playing a sport, know what you're looking for out of a college. It will better enable you to choose your best fit. After choosing your college, take a tour of the campus and learn everything you need to know about it. Know where you can go to get help academically, financially, etc. Having this information helps in the long run. Also, become very active on your campus. Students that are active tend to succeed better not only socially, but also academically. When you find your niche, it propels you up the ladder of success. Last but not least, network, network, network. Networking gives you a plethora of connections worldwide. When you network and make bonds with people in your prospective job area, you create a greater access to obtaining what you ultimate goal is--and that's graduating as a well-rounded adult capable and ready to delve into your career.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    People who were self centered and cared about no one but themselves.

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  4. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The staff here are exceedingly helpful and agreeable. They are very timely as well. That's actually harder to find than one might think. Also, the setting of the university in a city always felt safe and they keep the campus fairly clean. They also have a very active career counseling center.

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  5. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    There's always a lot going on. It does become difficult to balance a social calendar with school work.

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  6. What's unique about your campus?

    The diversity and the welcoming of freshment students.

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  7. What are the academics like at your school?

    I am a political science/English double major and am working towards a Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies certificate as well. I've found the professors to be very helpful and invested. There are a ton of extra curricular items for my major that allow me to supplement my learning.

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  8. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    There are over 400 student organizations at Pitt, each of them have its own unique goals and attractiveness. The huge Fall student activities fair is held annually at the Peterson Events Center, where more than 5,000 students show up to learn about all the campus organizations and get involve with one or two new ones. Campus organizations are a big deal in the life of a Pitt student. I don't think I have met anyone that's not part of any organization on campus. Since there's so many clubs, there is bound to be one or two clubs out there that fits the interest of each student. There are many huge and famous events throughout the year. The biggest community service event is the PItt make a difference day, in which almost all 400 campus organizations join together to go around Pittsburgh on a Saturday to clean the streets, plan trees, and other community service. Giving blood is also another big event on campus. Central blood bank and American Red Cross visits Pitt almost ever month to seek for donors and volunteers. Lastly, Pitt basketball and football games are events that students hate to miss, and they will skill studying for a morning exam in order to see Pitt go against colleges like Notre Dame or Syracuse. Dorm life is very essential to a Pitt student's college journey. Students are guaranteed housing for three years, and most students stay on campus for all three years before moving off campus for their senior year. The RAs on campus are very outgoing, caring, and understanding to every student that they are in charge of. They help make dorm life safer and more fun. Living on campus is the best thing a student can do in college, because a student is literally missing everything if he/she lives off campus.

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  9. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had known that in arts-related fields, the focus of the programs are more on continuing education and academic success than on preparing students for a job market. I went to the University of Pittsburgh for four years studying Journalism and Communications, but wasn't offered classes in Internet or computer-based Journalism. Classes were focused solely on the craft of writing and persuasion. Now with my B.A., I consider myself a fabulous writer and communicator, but in a tough job market, employers need practical skills to make one more Internet savvy.

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  10. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    The best thing about Pitt? There isn't just one thing... I love the fact that it is small enough to intimately get to know many of the students and staff, but big enough to be able to avoid seeing that guy you hooked up with last weekend. I also love that it is so closely located to so many great things: other schools (CMU is not even a mile away from my apartment), great museums, good places to shop...and it is also close enough to Ohio and Maryland so that you can take roadtrips to visit your friends at other schools very easily. I spend most of my time in the library, or in the sorority suite when I am on campus. People don't always react well well I tell them I go to Pitt, but I really don't care because in the end of the day I am the one who goes here (and loves it). Pitt is a perfect mixture of a college town and a city environment. There is a campus, yet you still feel like you are in an urban environment. There is plenty of school pride.

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  11. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    A fantastic city university that is dedicated to its students success and betterment.

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  12. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    Since Carnegie Mellon University is so near, there is a tendency to think that students at Pitt are dumb, because they are at Pitt instead of CMU...there is a similar tendency to think that since none of the branch campuses are far away, the only reason a student would go to them is that s/he could not get into the main campus.

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  13. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Someone who is afraid of getting lost on a large campus. University of Pittsburgh has a very large student population, so don't plan on attending this college if you easily get lost in the crowd- and don't like it!

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  14. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

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  15. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    not really encouraged to explore the city outside of campus

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  16. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    My school is best known for the research it does. It is a very research based school, especially when it comes to the scientific fields. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is a huge hospital and research chain throughout Pittsburgh This school also strives for academic excellence as well as prides itself in athletics. Our football and basketball teams are nationally ranked, so we have a lot of school spirit here.

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  17. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Someone who wants to challenge their talents and get the education and credentials to turn it into a promising career and life.

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  18. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I brag about the closeness of the student body. We all banded together at the end of the Spring 2012 semester due to repeated bomb threats. Upperclassmen opened their apartment doors to underclassmen so they could actually get some sleep without getting evacuated. Morale was kept up through that time. Most of the student body attends the football games.

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  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    The majority of the kids are just normal prep kids who study a lot , haha. But its not ivy league geek bad. There are also a lot of Frat kids.

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  20. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

    Students here bleed blue and gold. There is always a student section at every game whether male or female. Athletics are a huge part of what makes Pitt... Pitt!

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  21. What do students complain about most?

    The thing students most complain about at Pitt is the wifi. The wifi can be very strong one day, and down or almost nonexistent the next. Some places on campus have better connectivity than others, and some places in buildings have better connectivity than others.

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Student Body

Students

52%

female

48%

male

19,123

Total Undergrad Enrollment

9,541

Total Grad Students

34%

Out-Of-State

62%

In-State

4%

International

Organizations

460

Student Organizations

22

Fraternities

16

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

25%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
10%
% Black or African-American
5%
% Hispanic/Latino
4%
% White or Caucasian
73%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

77% of students attending University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus receive some sort of financial aid. 13% were awarded federal grants. While 56% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$29,758

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$680

Books and Supplies

$10,950

Room and Board

41,388

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$21,581
$30 - $48K
$22,498
$48 - $75K
$25,729
$75 - $110K
$29,414
$110K & UP
$30,738

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