University of Pittsburgh

3,603 reviews
  1. Pittsburgh, PA
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  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 rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.218 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.218 responses
44%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.218 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 120 responses
Report
  • Well-rounded
    46%
  • Busy
    18%
  • Independent
    13%
  • Fun
    9%
  • Studious
    5%
  • Engineer from Pennsylvania who likes to drink
    3%
  • Supportive
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
69%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.267 responses
Poll
71%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.339 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 140 responses
Report
  • Cathedral
    21%
  • Diverse
    18%
  • Passionate
    14%
  • Provides a variety of opportunities
    13%
  • Ambitious
    13%
  • Competitive
    11%
  • Amazing
    6%

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%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.153 responses

Reviews

3,603 reviews
  • Excellent
    620
  • Very Good
    1410
  • Average
    1274
  • Poor
    227
  • Terrible
    72
I love this school! I got my bachelor's degree here, and I'm returning to Pitt this year to receive my graduate degree. University of Pittsburgh offers a great education, and students graduate with great job prospectives. The application process for both undergrad and grad schools were long and tedious, but fairly easy to understand. The application fee for undergrad was cheap, while the application fee for grad school was very expensive. However, since I love this school, the fee doesn't bother me. Students that attend this school are very smart - they are top 25% of their high school class. When finals are approaching, everybody is studying! You see students study in the classrooms, on the grass, in dunkin donuts, on the bus... everywhere! If you want to go to a school that has a high standard of education and produces graduates that work at top companies, University of Pittsburgh is your answer!
  • Recent Alumnus
  • 9 months ago
Housing is okay. You live on campus because you want to build relationships, find your college best friends, not miss out campus events, and convenient to classes. Living on campus is VERY EXPENSIVE! If you can live off campus and find an apartment with a group of students, please do so! You can pay as little as $300 per month for rent OFF CAMPUS, versus $1000 per month ON CAMPUS. You have a lot of housing options on campus, but each student gets a bid number when it's time to choose housing, and if you have a bad bid number you won't have much housing options when it's your turn to pick an apartment. Seniors are not guaranteed on-campus housing, but like I said, you will definitely save a lot of money off campus. Food options on campus is pretty good, but it's expensive to eat on campus. The restaurants in Oakland are THE BEST! Chinese, Indian, fast food... you name it! On-campus meals are expensive, so you are better off eating at a restaurant in Oakland. Another way of saving money on food is do your own grocery shopping. Don't eat out all the time. There are many exercise facilities on campus, and taking the bus is free for students in Pittsburgh.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • 9 months ago
Compared to other dorms I've visited from colleges that my friends attend, I really believe Pitt has some of the best undergraduate dorms! I lived in Towers A, and yes the room is pie-wedge shaped but it's carpeted and decently spaced. What is excellent is that Pitt now offers a lot of nicer freshman living options, including Nordenberg Hall which I believe is the best place to live! I now live off-campus, and while there are plenty of off-campus options, the places are not as nice and it's no fun having to pay rent and utilities. However, the off-campus community is vibrant and very comfortable to live in. Recommendation is to live your first 2 years on campus, and then last two years off campus. Overall no complaints for me in terms of housing!
  • College Junior
  • Mar 11 2015