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 came to Pitt because it has an outstanding reputation for its Emergency Medicine bachelors program, which combines incredible practical experience with intense academic rigor. I was admitted as a transfer Junior; the program does not begin until the Junior year and requires that all your general education requirements be met, as well as specific science courses. The program is awesome! Junior year includes four shifts a week in both UPMC emergency rooms and ambulance based emergency services in addition to 18 credits of practical (Patient Assessment) and scientific (Pathophysiology) classes, including labs. Payoff includes a Parmedic certification after junior year and a bachelors after senior year (which involves more clinical experience plus management, leadership and legal courses focusing on emergency medicine). This program sets you up very well for a focused career in patient care or as a step toward medical or PA school. Top notch!
  • College Junior
  • Nov 19 2011
Great Variety but Only a Few Options – There are four main dining hall areas on campus: The Perch on upper campus, Market Central on lower campus, the Union, and The Cathedral. Market Central has everything from vegetarian options to pizza &amp; pasta, burgers &amp; fries, pick-your-own-stir-fry and sandwiches/wraps, as well as the typical cereals, ice cream, and make your own waffles. The Perch serves similar options, but without the stir fry. The Union has a smoothie/yogurt place, a Pizza Hut, and a chicken place. The Cathedral has quick ready-made sandwiches, veggie boxes, fruit, yogurt, and drinks, as well as Chik-Fil-A, a sandwich/bistro station, and a sushi station. There are also small coffee/baked good stations in various buildings, and Einstein Bros. Bagels places in a few of the buildings. Right next to Market Central there's also a &quot;Quik Mart&quot; you can spend dining dollars in and a Taco Bell that's pretty popular. Overall, I think Pitt has a lot of options for a lot of different tastes. Stick with a medium sized meal plan until you figure out your habits, or you'll end up with a lot of extra meal blocks and too few dining dollars!
  • College Sophomore
  • June 5 2012
Campus Activities Rock! There's a lot going on at Pitt, especially with all of the clubs, sororities, fraternities, organizations, and teams in the area. My top pick would be the Pitt Arts program--they take groups of students to plays, concerts, museums, and tons of other stuff for free with provided transportation. And they even feed us dinner or have a post-talk with dessert at almost all the events! I've been to operas, plays, ballets, concerts, museums, botanical gardens, you name it with the Pitt Arts program. I never would have known about most of them and I definitely wouldn't have been able to afford tickets, transportation, and food for more than a few of them on my own. The program is one of my favorite aspects of Pitt.
  • College Junior
  • Sep 14 2013