University of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh Campus

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School Overview

The University of Pittsburgh, commonly referred to as Pitt, is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is a state, research university and was originally founded as the Pittsburgh Academy in 1787, and renamed as the University of Pittsburgh in 1908. Pitt is one of the few universities and colleges established in the United States during the 18th century.

The University has 17 undergraduate and graduate schools and colleges and is home to over 28,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Pitt receives research funding from the National Institute of Health and is the fifth largest recipient of federally sponsored, university, research funding in the U.S.

General Information

Admission Office
4227 Fifth Avenue, 1st Floor, Alumni Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
(412) 624-7488
Fax: (412) 648-8815

Contact: Betsy Porter
Director, Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
Main Address
4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
(412) 624-4141

www.pitt.edu

Size
Total undergrads: 17,427
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 3,524
Degree-seeking undergrads: 17,054
Graduate enrollment: 8,288

Setting
Urban setting
Large city (250,000 – 499,999)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $45

Online application fee: $45
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 55%

Percent students who return sophomore year: 91%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $12,876 $13,642 $14,154 $14,936 +5.52%
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,030 $1,050 $1,076 +2.48%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $8,300 $8,600 $8,900 $9,230 +3.71%
Other $2,760 $2,840 $2,896 $2,970 +2.56%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $8,300 $8,600 $8,900 $9,230 +3.71%
Other $2,760 $2,840 $2,896 $2,970 +2.56%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $24,936 $26,112 $27,000 $28,212 +4.49%
In-state Off Campus $24,936 $26,112 $27,000 $28,212 +4.49%
In-state with Family $13,876 $14,672 $15,204 $16,012 +5.31%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $17,304
In-state Student Fees $740
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $29,554
Out-of-state Fees $740

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 2,536 71%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,658 47% $17,050,402 $10,284
• Federal grants 492 14% $2,267,839 $4,609
• Pell grants 491 14% $1,587,229 $3,233
• Other federal grants 450 13% $680,610 $1,512
State/local government grant or scholarships 688 19% $2,279,457 $3,313
Institutional grants or scholarships 1,073 30% $12,503,106 $11,652
Student loan aid 2,026 57% $17,212,934 $8,496
• Federal student loans 2,016 57% $12,335,529 $6,119
Other student loans 432 12% $4,877,405 $11,290

All Degrees and Programs

55
Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 4549 2234 942 1244
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 18 3 301
African Studies 25
African-American/Black Studies 15
Area Studies, Other 3 61
Asian Studies/Civilization 67
East Asian Studies 3
European Studies/Civilization 5
Latin American Studies 54
Russian Studies 18
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies 2
Western European Studies 41
Women’s Studies 28
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 326 73 95 2
Biochemistry 6
15
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other 10
Public Policy Analysis 30
Social Work 37 227 5
Legal and Law Studies 9 221 68
Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law 5
Health Law 13
International Law and Legal Studies 12
Law 209
Legal Professions and Studies, Other 9 50
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 26
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 13
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 13
Library Science 250 1 1
Library and Information Science 250 1 1
Mathematics and Statistics 59 17 6
Applied Mathematics 5
Mathematics 37 11 4
Mathematics, Other 9
Statistics 8 6 2
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies 40 169
Biological and Physical Sciences 35
Gerontology 6
Historic Preservation and Conservation 10
Medieval and Renaissance Studies 27
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 5 126
Physical Sciences 133 17 32
Chemistry 65 7 19
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other 44
Geology and Earth Science 7 1 2
Physical Sciences 5
Physics 12 9 11
Psychology 431 53 9
Educational Psychology 67 41 5
Psychology 364 12 4
Social Sciences 651 113 25 8
Anthropology 96 2 6
Economics 134 4 10
Geography 1 8
International Relations and Affairs 99
Political Science and Government 234 5 7
Social Sciences 31
Social Sciences, Other 25
Sociology 104 2 2
Urban Studies/Affairs 27
Visual and Performing Arts 159 9 11 8
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 73 4 7
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts 16 3 2
Film/Cinema/Video Studies 36 8
Fine/Studio Arts 21
Music 13 2 2
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B

History

History – General B
History of Science/Technology B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities B
Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B
Statistics B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences B
Neuroscience B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physical Sciences – General B
Physics B

Psychology

Educational Psychology B
Educational Psychology B
Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration B,C
Social Work B,C

Security & Protective Services

Corrections B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography C
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B
Urban Studies B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African-American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Film Studies B,C
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Ecology B
Microbiology B
Molecular Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Mass Communications/Media Studies B,C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Information Sciences/Systems B

Education

Physical Education B

Engineering

Biomedical Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering Physics B
Industrial Engineering B
Materials Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B,C
English Literature (British) B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B,C

Foreign Language & Literature

Chinese B
Classics B
French B
German B
Italian B
Japanese B
Linguistics B
Polish B
Russian B
Slavic B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Dental Hygiene B,C
Medical Dietetics B
Medical Records Administration B
Nursing (RN) B
Occupational Therapy/Therapist B
Orthotics/Prosthetics B
Bioinformatics

5 3 1
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 181 5
Biometry/Biometrics 2
Biostatistics 11 10
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology 5
Ecology 10
Epidemiology 29 13
Human/Medical Genetics 5 8 1
Immunology 11
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology 16 4
Microbiology 21
Molecular Biology 16
Molecular Biophysics 2 1
Molecular Pharmacology 7
Neurobiology and Anatomy 1 4
Neuroscience 98 4 8
Pathology/Experimental Pathology 8
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 639 375 7 77
Accounting 136 4 15
Business Administration and Management 360 7
Business/Commerce 84
Finance 202
International Business/Trade/Commerce 45
Management Information Systems 11
Marketing/Marketing Management 217
Organizational Behavior Studies 17
Communication and Journalism Programs 43 67
Mass Communication/Media Studies 43 67
Computing and Information Sciences 93 89 16 4
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other 1 3 4 3
Computer Science 45 10 4
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 29
Information Science/Studies 47 47 8 1
Education 46 308 30 163
Education 238 11 110
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments, Including Blindness 5
Educational Leadership and Administration 50 11 25
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 46 20 8
Reading Teacher Education 19
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 4
Engineering 396 133 52 49
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 38 11 21
Chemical Engineering 50 2 5
Civil Engineering 75 17 1
Computer Engineering 40 1
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 50 30 11
Engineering 4
Engineering, Other 3
Industrial Engineering 54 36 2
Materials Engineering 8 8 3
Mechanical Engineering 81 28 9
Mining and Mineral Engineering 2
Nuclear Engineering 40
English Language, Composition and Literature/Letters 525 22 10 92
Creative Writing 182 26
English Language and Literature 19 9
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other 55
English Literature (British and Commonwealth) 102
Rhetoric and Composition 241 3 1 2
Writing 9
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 174 26 13 31
Chinese Language and Literature 17
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 17 1
French Language and Literature 26 6 2
German Language and Literature 9 3 1 5
Italian Language and Literature 15 1
Japanese Language and Literature 16
Linguistics 27 9 26
Russian Language and Literature 1
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2 3 1
Spanish Language and Literature 44 3 9
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 421 420 394 189
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-language Pathology/Pathologist 54 51 7
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 1
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other 5
Clinical/Medical Social Work 11
Community Health and Preventive Medicine 2
Dental Clinical Sciences 1 8
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 21 31
Dentistry 85
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other 15
Dietetics/Dietitian 22
Endodontics/Endodontology 3
Environmental Health 4 1 6
Genetic Counseling/Counselor 9
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator 34
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 16 14
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 27
Kinesiotherapy/Kinesiotherapist 44
Medical Scientist 21 26
Medicine 131
Nurse Anesthetist 36
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 59 5
Nursing Science 3
Occupational Therapy/Therapist 36
Orthodontics/Orthodontology 1 4
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design 1
Pharmacy 107
Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy Policy and Regulatory Affairs 2
Physical Therapy/Therapist 46
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing 1
Public Health Education and Promotion 16
Public Health, Other 61 5 4
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 163
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other 111 96 4 11
Speech-language Pathology/Pathologist 2
History 260 5 5
History and Philosophy Of Science and Technology 21 1 2
History 239 4 3
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 60
Corrections 60
Human Services 49 312 15 15
Public Administration 12
Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(412) 624-4141
Website:www.pitt.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:www.oafa.pitt.edu/apply
Address:4200 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:28,664
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):80%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:15 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:26,403 (92% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$18,618
Out-of-state Tuition:$29,758
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:77%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$11,450

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies1831
Biological and Biomedical Sciences261418
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services4861
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1353
Education6133
Engineering1010109
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields2
English Language and Literature/Letters5322
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics31076
Health Professions and Related Programs208229
History232
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service11
Legal Professions and Studies5131
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities2
Library Science111
Mathematics and Statistics522
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies621
Philosophy and Religious Studies1222
Physical Sciences1533
Psychology222
Public Administration and Social Service Professions3232
Social Sciences1774
Visual and Performing Arts2543
Grand total938910173

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Education11
Engineering32
Health Professions and Related Programs111
Library Science1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Grand total5151

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$18,618
Out-of-state$29,758
Books and supplies$680

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$22,578
Out-of-state$36,734

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid3,09077%
Grant or scholarship aid2,04651%$11,450
Student loan aid2,25756%$10,026

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid10,04053%$10,891
Federal student loans9,94253%$7,157

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants29,17513,15816,017
Percent admitted100%55%56%
Percent admitted who enrolled14%13%14%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment28,664
Undergraduate enrollment19,123
Graduate enrollment9,541

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics
  • Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education
    • Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
    • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Craniofacial and Special Care Orthodontics ? Fellowship
    • Dental Anesthesiology
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
    • Endodontics
    • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)
    • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
    • Pediatric Dentistry
    • Periodontics
    • Prosthodontics (including maxillofacial prosthetics and combined prosthodontics/maxillofacial prosthetics)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs (School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences)
    • Occupational Therapy (OTD) - Programs leading to a Doctoral Degree
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs
    • Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language (English Language English Language Institute)
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
    • Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health (PHG) - Graduate level school of public health
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education
    • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (DNUR) - Diploma programs
    • Nursing (DNUR) - Diploma programs
    • Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs

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