The University of Pittsburgh is a public research institution located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and ranked in the top 20 public universities in the U.S.

Pittsburgh is a city that is very easy to get around that offers many activities for student to participate in from sporting events to the arts. The 132 acre Pitt campus is located in Oakland, the Medical & Cultural center of Pittsburgh that has an urban feel as well as green space. Campus is centrally located and home to the Cathedral of Learning-the fourth largest education building in the world. Pitt has 108 majors and welcomes students that are undecided in their major.

Basic details

  • Region: Northeast
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Campus setting: Urban
  • Type of institution: Public

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 53%
  • Average ACT range: 27-34
  • Average SAT range: 1250-1470
  • Test optional? Yes, through the 2023 admissions cycle
  • Common Application accepted? Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance, Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Art History, Arts, Astronomy, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Business, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Drama/Theatre Arts, Economics, Education, Ethnic/Cultural Studies, Engineering, English, Environmental Sciences, Film/Cinema Studies, Gender Studies, Geology, History, Humanities, Information Sciences/Systems, Journalism, Languages, Law, Liberal Arts, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Medical Sciences, Music, Neuroscience, Nursing, Nutrition, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Social Work, Sociology, Theology/Religion, Urban Studies
  • Full list of majors available


  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $47,500


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sports: Men's American Football, Men's Athletics / Track and Field, Women's Athletics / Track and field, Men's Baseball, Women's Softball, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country, Men's Football / Soccer, Women's Football / Soccer, Women's Gymnastics, Women's Lacrosse, Men's Swimming and Diving, Women''s Swimming and Diving, Women's Volleyball, Men's Wrestling

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