University of Pittsburgh

3,595 reviews
  1. Pittsburgh, PA
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B-
University of Pittsburgh is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
Address
4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Website

University of Pittsburgh Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
53%
SAT Range
1180-1360
ACT Range
26-31
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$23,489/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,233/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,959/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,453/ year
  • $76-110k
    $29,745/ year
  • $110k+
    $30,975/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.153 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.152 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.152 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,694Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 69 responses
Report
  • Well-rounded
    45%
  • Busy
    22%
  • Independent
    14%
  • Fun
    12%
  • Studious
    3%
  • Conservative & ignorant of the world outside of PA
    1%
  • Engineer from Pennsylvania who likes to drink
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
70%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.213 responses
Poll
72%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.276 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 70 responses
Report
  • Cathedral
    31%
  • Passionate
    23%
  • Ambitious
    16%
  • Diverse
    14%
  • Amazing
    6%
  • Competitive
    4%
  • Provides a variety of opportunities
    4%

After University of Pittsburgh

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
82%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.79 responses

Reviews

3,595 reviews
  • Excellent
    614
  • Very Good
    1377
  • Average
    1257
  • Poor
    227
  • Terrible
    72
The University of Pittsburgh is a good choice for me for several reasons. Firstly, it is a highly accredited institution and I feel that it can be a vehicle for my achievement and growth. I have seen the campus and received much information about the university, and so believe that it is a good fit for my talents. Secondly, it is in close proximity to my family. I value family above almost anything else, and so enjoy the closeness. Additionally, the University of Pittsburgh is located in my hometown, the wonderful City of Pittsburgh where I have lived throughout my entire life and love with all my heart. Finally, the campus is beautiful and contains many resources. These resources are indispensable to my education and academic achievement. The University of Pittsburgh is a good fit for me, and I am greatly pleased to have such an institution of scholarship in my hometown.
  • Niche User
  • 17 days ago
Have been to Pitt for undergrad and grad. Very well connected and lots of events to attend. Campus culture is great, with a nice variety of people that attend.
  • Graduate Student
  • 17 days ago
Pitt is a great school. It has a perfect balance of academic challenge, prestige and fun. If I could go back, I would definitely choose Pitt again.
  • Alum
  • 17 days ago