University of Pittsburgh

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Basics ?

  • Institution Type:
    • Public, 4-year, National University
  • Calendar: Semester
  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Setting: Large City (250-500k)

  • Endowment: $2.62 Billion
  • Athletic Division: Division I - ACC
  • Nickname: Panthers

  • Freshman Retention Rate: 90%
  • 4-year Graduation Rate: 57%
  • 6-year Graduation Rate: 79%
  • ROTC Available:
    • Air Force
    • Army
    • Navy
  • Degrees Available:
    • Certificate
    • Bachelors
    • Masters
    • Doctoral

Academics ?

  • US News Rank: 62
  • Student-to-Faculty ratio: 14 to 1
  • Top 25 Grad Programs:
    • Physical Therapy (3)
    • Speech-Language Pathology (8)
    • Library and Information Studies (10)
    • Social Work (11)
    • Medicine (15)
    • Education (24)

Students ?

  • Undergraduates: 18,427
  • Graduate Students: 10,339

  • In-State: 68%… Out-of-State: 32%
  • Male: 49%… Female: 51%
  • In fraternity: 12%… In sorority: 10%
  • Live on campus: 45%… Freshman who live on campus: 97%

Costs ?

  • In-State Tuition and Fees: $16,590
  • Out-of-State Tuition and Fees: $26,280
  • Room & Board: $9,870
  • Average Annual Cost by Income Level (w/ Fin. Aid):
    • Family Income <$30K: $17,326
    • Family Income $30- $48K: $19,950
    • Family Income $48 - $75K: $23,636
    • Family Income $75 - $110K: $26,410
    • Family Income $110+: $26,985
  • Financial Aid
    • 68% of those with need got aid
    • 7% got need fully met
    • 59% of need was met
    • 41% of aid (need and non-need based) was in scholarships/grants,
      59% was in loans/jobs

SAT Scores ?

  • Math: 600 - 690
  • Reading: 570 - 690
  • Writing: 560 - 660
  • Composite: 1130 - 1320

  • 89% submit SAT scores

ACT Scores ?

  • Math: 25 - 30
  • Reading: 25 - 31
  • Writing: 7 - 9
  • Composite: 25 - 30

  • 41% submit ACT scores

Other Admissions Data ?

  • Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Percent admitted who enroll: 32%

  • Very Important
    • Academic GPA
    • Rigor of secondary school record
    • Standardized Test Scores
    Considered
    • Application Essay
    • Character/Personal Qualities
    • Class Rank
    • Extracurricular Activities
    • First Generation College Student
    • Geographical Residence
    • Level of Applicant's Interest
    • Racial/Ethnic Status
    • Recommendations
    • State Residency
    • Talent/Ability
    • Volunteer Work
    • Work Experience