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  • University of Pittsburgh-Main Campus
  • General Address :
  • 4200 Fifth Ave
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260
    Phone: (412) 624-4141
  • Institution Type :
  • Public , 4-year
  • Student Population:
  • More than 20,000 students

  • Awards Offered:
  • Certificate
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  • About the School:
  • The University of Pittsburgh, founded in 1787, is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United
    States. As one of the nation's distinguished comprehensive universities, the resources of the University constitute an invaluable asset for the intellectual, economic, and social enrichment of Pennsylvania, while the international prestige of the University enhances the image of Pennsylvania throughout the world.

    The University's mission is to:

    Provide high-quality undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and professional fields, with emphasis upon those of special benefit to the citizens of Pennsylvania.

    Offer superior graduate programs in the arts and sciences and the professions that respond to the needs of Pennsylvania, as well as to the broader needs of the nation and the world.

    Engage in research, artistic, and scholarly activities that advance learning through the extension of the frontiers of knowledge and creative endeavor.

    Cooperate with industrial and governmental institutions to transfer knowledge in science, technology, and health care.

    Offer continuing education programs adapted to the personal enrichment, professional upgrading, and career advancement interests and needs of adult Pennsylvanians.

    Make available to local communities and public agencies the expertise of the University in ways that are consistent with the primary teaching and research functions and contribute to social, intellectual, and economic development in the Commonwealth, the nation, and the world.

    The trustees, faculty, staff, students, and administration of the University are dedicated to accomplishing this
    mission, to which they pledge their individual and collective efforts, determined that the University shall continue to be counted among the prominent institutions of higher education throughout the world.
  • Admission information :
  • Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $45
    Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012
    Number of applicants24,87111,92712,944
    Percent admitted56%56%56%
    Percent admitted who enrolled26%27%26%
    Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
    Secondary school GPAX
    Secondary school rankX
    Secondary school recordX
    Completion of college-preparatory programX
    Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
    Test Scores: Fall 2012 (enrolled first-time students)
    Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
    Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
    *  25% of students scored at or below
    ** 25% of students scored above
    • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
    • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
    SAT Critical Reading570660
    SAT Math600680
    SAT Writing560660
    ACT Composite2630
    ACT English2633
    ACT Math2633
    ACT Writing89
  • Tuition and Fees :
  • Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
    Tuition and fees
    Books and supplies$1,076$1,110$1,132$1,1521.8%
    Living arrangement
    On Campus
    Room and board$9,230$9,430$9,870$10,7008.4%
    Off Campus
    Room and board$9,230$9,430$9,870$10,7008.4%
    Off Campus with Family
    Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
    On Campus$28,212$29,732$30,714$32,1264.6%
    Off Campus$28,212$29,732$30,714$32,1264.6%
    Off Campus with Family$18,812$20,128$20,666$21,2462.8%
    On Campus$37,868$39,140$40,404$42,1324.3%
    Off Campus$37,868$39,140$40,404$42,1324.3%
    Off Campus with Family$28,468$29,536$30,356$31,2523.0%
  • Financial Aid Information:
  • Financial Aid Office Phone: (412) 624-7488
    Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
    Any student financial aid12,77476%————
    Grant or scholarship aid1,73948%$18,288,671$10,517
    Federal grants57016%$2,510,604$4,405
    Pell grants56916%$2,248,109$3,951
    Other federal grants51014%$262,495$515
    State/local government grant or scholarships63818%$2,304,855$3,613
    Institutional grants or scholarships1,18433%$13,473,212$11,379
    Student loan aid2,13659%$19,563,597$9,159
    Federal student loans2,12058%$12,625,074$5,955
    Other student loans47813%$6,938,523$14,516

    Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
    Grant or scholarship aid19,36351%$95,673,820$10,218
    Pell grants3,14417%$12,068,044$3,838
    Federal student loans10,16055%$72,259,853$7,112

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