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University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus was awarded 130 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is rehabilitation and therapeutic professions.

Overall Quality

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.

Pitt also holds the #14 spot on the Best Colleges in Pennsylvania ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Pitt?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus is a competitive 60%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

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 )
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SAT Math Scores for University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus  ( 620 to 718 )
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Pitt received ACT scores from 50% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 27 and 32.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus  ( 27 to 32 )
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University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus, this ratio is 14 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus is 76%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  76 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 93% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  93 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Pitt the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 64%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  64 out of 100
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Excellent Overall Diversity at Pitt

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 19,326 undergraduates at Pitt with 18,390 being full-time and 936 being part-time.

Pitt Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 91.38 out of 100, Pitt is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  91.38 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Cost?

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.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Pitt, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Pitt, approximately 53% of students took out student loans averaging $10,033 a year. That adds up to $40,132 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.

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How Much Money Do Pitt Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Pitt with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $53,900 in their early years. This is good news for future Pitt graduates since it is 35% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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Location of University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus

Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus is a public institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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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

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 132 majors graduated from University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus. Of these students, 5,481 received undergraduate degrees and 3,134 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 387 $29,500
Writing Studies 300 $32,000
Finance & Financial Management 249 $49,800
Marketing 228 $42,900
General Biology 227 $27,600
Computer Science 217 $63,100
Nursing 215 $58,800
Mechanical Engineering 191 $64,000
Economics 179 $41,900
Political Science & Government 156 $25,200

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Pitt

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 1,761 students took at least one online class at University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus. This is an increase from the 1,675 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,761 395
2016-2017 1,675 342
2015-2016 2,261 156
2014-2015 2,024 469
2013-2014 1,838 439

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