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University of Pittsburgh

3,536 reviews
  1. Pittsburgh, PA
  2. 4 Year
#62 in Best Colleges in America
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
  • Busy
    22%
  • Conservative & ignorant of the world outside of PA
    1%
  • Engineer from Pennsylvania who likes to drink
    1%
  • Fun
    12%
  • Independent
    14%
  • Studious
    3%
  • Supportive
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
13%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.213 responses
Poll
10%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.276 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 70 responses
  • Amazing
    6%
  • Ambitious
    16%
  • Cathedral
    31%
  • Competitive
    4%
  • Diverse
    14%
  • Fertile
    1%
  • Passionate
    23%

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

3,536 reviews
  • Excellent
    612
  • Very Good
    1369
  • Average
    1256
  • Poor
    227
  • Terrible
    72
The staff is very helpful when trying to find internships.
  • College Senior
  • 24 days ago
The gen ed classes are large but once you choose your major the classes get smaller. You start to have classes with the same people and it is great!
  • College Senior
  • 24 days ago
I love this school. Everyone is so kind and helpful, staff and students included.
  • College Senior
  • 24 days ago