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University of Pittsburgh

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1787
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 17,246
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $1,791,057,809
Admissions Address

4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Website

http://www.pitt.edu/

Admissions E-mail

oafa@pitt.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Dr. Betsy A. Porter
Admissions office telephone: (412) 624-7488
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 3 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $45
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
https://www.admissions.pitt.edu/freshapp/freshman.asp Tuition deposit: $300 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $325 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is not accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 3 4
Lab 3 4
Foreign language N/A 3
Social studies 1 3
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 4 N/A
Total academic units 15 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: January 31
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 56%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 56%
Total applicants: 18,195
Total acceptances: 10,160
Total freshman enrollment: 3,420
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 8,552
Male acceptances: 4,814
Male freshman enrollment: 1,607
 
Female applicants: 9,643
Female acceptances: 5,346
Female freshman enrollment: 1,813
Out-of-state freshmen: 25%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 352
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 149
Students enrolled from waiting list: 97

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 43%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 80%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 98%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 74%
Average high school GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 97%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 560 – 660
Math: 570 – 660
Combined: 1130 – 1320

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 14.0% 15.0%
600-699 42.0% 50.0%
500-599 39.0% 31.0%
400-499 5.0% 4.0%
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 23%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 24 – 29

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 21.0% N/A N/A
24-29 57.0% N/A N/A
18-23 21.0% N/A N/A
12-17 1.0% N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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