University of Pittsburgh


 is a state-related research university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was founded on the edge of the American frontier as the Pittsburgh Academy in 1787, and evolved into the Western University of Pennsylvania by alteration of its charter in 1819. After surviving two devastating fires and various relocations within the area, the school moved to its current location in the Oakland neighborhood of the city and was renamed as the University of Pittsburgh in 1908. For most of its history Pitt was a private institution, until it became part of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education in 1966.

The university is composed of 17 undergraduate and graduate schools and colleges located at its urban Pittsburgh campus, home to the university's central administration and 28,766 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The university also includes four additional undergraduate schools located at campuses within Western Pennsylvania: Bradford, Greensburg, Johnstown, and Titusville. The 132-acre Pittsburgh campus comprises multiple historic buildings of the Schenley Farms Historic District, most notably its 42-story gothic revival centerpiece, the Cathedral of Learning. The campus is situated adjacent to the flagship medical facilities of its closely affiliated University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), as well as the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Schenley Park, and Carnegie Mellon University.

  • Email: webmaster@pitt.edu

  • Phone: 412-624-4141

  • Famous graduates: Tshering Tobgay, Dick Thornburgh, John Murtha

  • Type of University: Public university

  • Year founded: 1787

  • No. of undergraduate students: 18,427

  • International students: 1.99%

  • No. of postgraduate students: 10,339

  • International students: 20.89%

  • Students who received financial aid: 77.00%


Application Statistics

  • Number of undergraduate applications received:27,631

  • No. of undergraduate students accepted:15,047

  • Undergraduate acceptance rate:

  • 54.00%

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% of freshman submitting SAT scores: 89%
% of freshman submitting ACT scores: 41%

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Cost of attendance

Tuition and fees$24,190
Room and board$9,080
Books and supplies$1,152
Personal Expenses$1,722

Application Fee

Availability of Exchange program:Yes

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