University of Pittsburgh

3,640 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%
  • Engineer from Pennsylvania who likes to drink
    1%
  • Conservative & ignorant of the world outside of PA
    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

3,640 reviews
  • Excellent
    617
  • Very Good
    1403
  • Average
    1273
  • Poor
    227
  • Terrible
    72
I feel that my college has provided me with an array of resources that are preparing me for my future and career. So far I have not been entirely impressed with the faculty of my school. The nursing specific classes are engaging and taught by passionate people, but my general education courses are poorly taught with little instruction. I feel that I do not learn in those classes, but rather struggle to teach myself the material and try my hardest to complete all the work assigned for each class. I have struggled to find balance between everything, but the university doesn't provide me with the means to easily find that balance.
  • College Freshman
  • 4 days ago
I am still a freshman who has begun the college experience less than a month ago but I am confident enough to say that it has been a nice experience. The students are overall friendly and the teachers are very approachable, truly hoping for their students to succeed.
  • College Freshman
  • 10 days ago
If you take the time to join clubs and organizations and go talk to your professor after class it will make your experience so much better! As a senior I cannot walk across campus without seeing at least 5 people I know. We have a small campus, but we also have the entire city of Pittsburgh to explore as well. I'm just as happy hanging out in Oakland as I am exploring a new neighborhood or attending an event downtown. The opportunities are there, you just have to ask!
  • College Junior
  • 13 days ago