The University of Pittsburgh (Pitt), is a state-related public university founded in 1787.

Our campus is vibrantly urban and surprisingly park-like, located in the heart of Pittsburgh just 3-miles outside downtown. 19,326 undergraduate students select from more than 100 majors in 10 schools/colleges, designed to open up possibilities rather than push you down narrow paths.

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, for the fall 2021 admissions cycle
  • Common Application accepted? No
  • 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): $55,387


  • 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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