University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

Mission StatementThe University of Pittsburgh, founded in 1787, is one of the oldest institutions of higher...
The University of Pittsburgh, founded in 1787, is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. As one of the nation's distinguished comprehensive universities, the resources of the University constitute an invaluable asset for the intellectual, economic, and social enrichment of Pennsylvania, while the international prestige of the University enhances the image of Pennsylvania throughout the world. The University's mission is to: Provide high-quality undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and professional fields, with emphasis upon those of special benefit to the citizens of Pennsylvania. Offer superior graduate programs in the arts and sciences and the professions that respond to the needs of Pennsylvania, as well as to the broader needs of the nation and the world. Engage in research, artistic, and scholarly activities that advance learning through the extension of the frontiers of knowledge and creative endeavor. Cooperate with industrial and governmental institutions to transfer knowledge in science, technology, and health care. Offer continuing education programs adapted to the personal enrichment, professional upgrading, and career advancement interests and needs of adult Pennsylvanians. Make available to local communities and public agencies the expertise of the University in ways that are consistent with the primary teaching and research functions and contribute to social, intellectual, and economic development in the Commonwealth, the nation, and the world. The trustees, faculty, staff, students, and administration of the University are dedicated to accomplishing this mission, to which they pledge their individual and collective efforts, determined that the University shall continue to be counted among the prominent institutions of higher education throughout the world.

Quick Facts

Updated U.S. Gov IPEDS 2017-18
Logo of University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
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Top Ranked
  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Student Body: 28,642
  • Education Type: 4 Years+
  • Funding: Public
  • Campus Type: Urban
  • Web Site: www.pitt.edu
  • Acceptance Rate: 59.71%

Admission Details

Key Admissions DetailsAdmissions Deadlines, Start Dates
  • Acceptance Rate: 59.71%
  • Application Deadline: n/a
  • International Students: 4%
  • Application Fee: $45
Tuition and FeesYearly Tuition and Other Fees
  • In State Tuition: $18,130
  • Out of State/International Tuition: $29,692
  • In State Grad Tuition: $22,290
  • Out of State Grad Tuition: $36,980
  • Room and Board: $10,950
  • Books and Supplies: $773
  • Other Fees: $950
  • Net Price In-Disctrict/State: $22,848
  • Net Price Out-of-State: n/a
Student Body DataIncoming Class Data
  • Most Recent Incoming Class: 4,019
  • Men / Women Ratio: 1,906 / 2,113
  • Median SAT Verbal Range: 620 - 700
  • Median SAT Math Range: 620 - 718
  • Median ACT Range: 27 - 27
International Student DataInformation for International Students
  • Minimum TOEFL Score: 80
  • Minimum IETLS Score: 6.5
  • % of International Students: 4%
  • International Testing: Required
  • Total International Students: 170
Required DocumentsTranscripts and Recommendations
  • High School Transcript: Recommended
  • Recommendations: Not Considered
  • Admissions Tests Scores: Required
  • Portfolio: Not Considered

Top 5 Popular Programs

  • Business: 15%
  • Engineering: 12%
  • Health Professions: 11%
  • Social Sciences: 9%
  • Biological: 8%

Academic Programs

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus offers 200 Total Programs in Certificate, Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate Degree Levels. The most popular area of study for students are degrees in Business. Choose an area to explore below to see detailed degree programs at each degree level.
Explore All Programs
Certificate ProgramsUniversity of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus offers 83 Certificate Programs
Biological
Business
Communication
Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
English Literature
Ethnic
Foreign Language
Health Professions
Interdisciplinary Studies
Legal Studies
Library Science
Philosophy
Physical Sciences
Protective Services
Public Admin
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Associate's Degree ProgramsUniversity of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus offers 1 Associate's Degree Programs
Health Professions
Bachelor's Degree ProgramsUniversity of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus offers 91 Bachelor's Degree Programs
Biological
Business
Communication
Computer Science
Education
Engineering
English Literature
Ethnic
Foreign Language
Health Professions
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
Legal Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Philosophy
Physical Sciences
Protective Services
Psychology
Public Admin
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Master's Degree ProgramsUniversity of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus offers 103 Master's Degree Programs
Biological
Business
Computer Science
Education
Engineering
English Literature
Ethnic
Foreign Language
Health Professions
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
Legal Studies
Library Science
Mathematics and Statistics
Philosophy
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Public Admin
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Doctorate Degree ProgramsUniversity of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus offers 84 Doctorate Degree Programs
Biological
Business
Computer Science
Education
Engineering
English Literature
Foreign Language
Health Professions
History
Legal Studies
Library Science
Mathematics and Statistics
Philosophy
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Public Admin
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts

Demographics & Outcomes

Graduation and RetentionGraduation and retention information
  • Graduation Rate Within 150% of Time: 82%
  • Graduation Rate Within 200% of Time: 83%
  • 1st Year Retention: 93%
  • Post Graduation Salary: $50,000
Student Body DemographicsDiversity and Age Data
  • Total Students: 28,642
  • White, non-Hispanic Students: 66%
  • Non-resident, alien: 11%
  • Asian Students: 9%
  • Black Students: 5%
  • Hispanic Students: 4%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • Unknown: 3%
  • American Indian, Alaska Native Students: <1%
  • Native Hawaiian, Pacific Isl. Students: <1%

Transfer Agreements

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Social Sciences
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General Agreement
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General Agreement
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General Agreement
Health Professions
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