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University of Pittsburgh: Admissions 2024, Rankings & Courses

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University of Pittsburgh Highlights 2024

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Year of establishment1787
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Also Known AsuPitt
Accepted Exams
Size of Campus in acres132
Endowments ValueUS Dollar 5 billion
No.of Campuses5
Accommodation expenses5520 USD for 4 sharing (UG)
Meal expenses4800 USD (UG)
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On Highlights

Q:   What is University of Pittsburgh known for?


The University of Pittsburgh is known for its popular School of Medicine, School of Education and Swanson School of Engineering. Pittsburgh is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) that includes 63 leading doctorate-granting research institutions in North America. Since its establishment, Pittsburgh has been known for its liberal arts education and tops in the field of sciences, research, humanities, and others. 



Pitts Acceptance rate


Pitts Application fee

USD 50

Living expenses for USA/ Pitts

10.5 L / USD 28,786

Cost (Tuition fee) for MS

INR 25.57 L - 47.55 L

Cost (Tuition fee) for B.E. / B.Tech

INR 29.45 L - 33.71 L

Placement data for MBA (Job Offers Received 3 months post-graduation)


Q:   Is University of Pittsburgh good for international students?


Every year, more than 3,000 students from over 100 countries come to pursue their higher education at the University of Pittsburgh. Around 8 percent of the student body consists of international students at the Pitt School of Education. With an excellent student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1, you will be studying, researching and collaborating with professors who are leaders in their respective fields. Pittsburgh is one of the best institutions in the world for research and innovation.

International students’ services provided by the University of Pittsburgh

  • The Pitt Office of International Services provides immigration assistance, cultural support, and information on funding sources to students
  • The Pitt English Language Institute offers non-credit courses for international students who want to improve their English language skills.

Q:   How many campuses does University of Pittsburgh have?


University of Pittsburgh have campuses that are combining the advantages and surrounding of liberal arts colleges with the resources of a research based university. The University of Pittsburgh has the following regional campuses:

  • Bradford
  • Greensburg
  • Johnstown 
  • Titusville 

Entry Criteria

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MS(53 Courses)
IELTS: 6.5-7.5
TOEFL: 80.0-100.0
Duolingo: 105.0-125.0
MIM(15 Courses)
IELTS: 6.5-7.0
TOEFL: 80.0-100.0
Duolingo: 105.0-125.0
MBA/PGDM(12 Courses)
IELTS: 6.5-7.0
TOEFL: 80.0-100.0
Duolingo: 105.0-130.0
M.A.(50 Courses)
IELTS: 6.5-7.0
TOEFL: 90.0 & Above
B.Sc.(28 Courses)
IELTS: 7.0 & Above
TOEFL: 100.0 & Above
Duolingo: 120.0 & Above
B.A.(38 Courses)
IELTS: 7.0 & Above
B.E. / B.Tech(13 Courses)
IELTS: 7.0 & Above
Duolingo: 120.0 & Above
TOEFL: 100.0 & Above
BBA(8 Courses)
IELTS: 7.0 & Above
TOEFL: 100.0 & Above
Duolingo: 120.0 & Above
B.Arch(3 Courses)
IELTS: 7.0 & Above
TOEFL: 100.0 & Above
Duolingo: 120.0 & Above
B.J.M.C.(4 Courses)
IELTS: 7.0 & Above

University of Pittsburgh Tuition Fees, Duration & Eligibility 2024

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MS(53 courses)
9 months-3 years
INR 26.8 L - 48.1 L
MIM(15 courses)
8 months-3 years
INR 33.1 L - 45.8 L
MBA/PGDM(12 courses)
1 year-4 years
INR 36.4 L - 54.6 L
M.A.(50 courses)
10 months-6 years
INR 27.3 L - 33.1 L
B.Sc.(28 courses)
4-5 years
INR 27.1 L - 34.4 L
B.A.(38 courses)
4 years
INR 27.1 L
B.E. / B.Tech(13 courses)
4 years
INR 29.8 L - 34.9 L
BBA(8 courses)
4-6 years
INR 27.1 L - 34.4 L
B.Arch(3 courses)
4 years
INR 29.9 L
B.J.M.C.(4 courses)
4 years
INR 27.1 L - 34.4 L
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On Fees and Eligibility

Q:   What is the application fee at University of Pittsburgh?


To apply to the University of Pittsburgh’s courses, international students need to pay a one-time non-refundable fee of USD 55 towards their application. This payment can be made by online mode and cheque only if the cheque is from a bank that has a branch in the US.

Q:   What are the GPA requirements at University of Pittsburgh?


Students should have a bachelor’s degree from a recognised college or university with a scholastic average of B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale). Also the English requirements are mentioned below:

TOEFL - Marks - 90/120

  • With at least a score of 22 in each of the four sections

IELTS - Marks - 7/9

  • With at least 6.5 in each of its four sections

Duolingo - Marks - 115/160

Q:   What are the admission requirements at University of Pittsburgh?


For admission to the University of Pittsburgh, students applying to undergraduate programs must fulfill the minimum requirement criteria, which includes:

For Pittsburgh Campus:

  • IELTS: Overall 7 bands or higher with sub-scores of 6.0 or higher

  • TOEFL: Overall 100 or higher (composite) with sub-scores of 21 is competitive. However, candidate applications, when viewed holistically, a TOEFL score of 95-99 with a solid academic record will be sufficient to get through.

  • SAT: English Test (DET): Overall 120 or higher

For Bradford, Greensburg and Johnstown Campuses:

  • TOEFL: Overall 80-94 or higher

  • IELTS: Overall 6.5 bands or higher

  • SAT: Evidence-based Reading and Writing score of 560 or higher

  • ACT: 21 ACT English sub-score

For Graduate Programs:

In order to apply for the graduate programs, international students will need to apply to specific schools, each having its own requirements. The university accepts GMAT scores based on the programme that you wish to apply to.

University of Pittsburgh Scholarships 2024

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On Scholarships

Q:   Does University of Pittsburgh offer scholarships to international students?


The university does not offer any financial aid for international students. However, scholarships are available for students on a merit basis. Pittsburgh offers international student scholarships for first-year students. International transfer students are not eligible to be considered for the scholarship process.

There are no separate scholarship forms that a student needs to fill to be considered for it. To be considered for the scholarship evaluation, international students need to submit their applications and supporting documents on time.

International students who apply early are automatically considered for scholarships. The scholarship committee makes decisions about award winners on a weekly basis.

About the Scholarship

Amount offered

USD 2,000 per year


Up to four years or eight full-terms for undergraduate programs

Minimum requirement

Recipient must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA along with other terms and conditions of the university.

Fees (if any)

USD 300 scholarship acceptance fee


Early February

Submit application with credentials 

Early April

Notification about receiving a scholarship

*Deadlines can change depending on the course and can vary frequently. We encourage you to check the department’s/school website for exact deadlines.

Read: Scholarships to Study in USA 

Q:   Does University of Pittsburgh offer Financial Aid to international students?


University of Pittsburgh offers the Pitt Pell Plus programme to international students which is a part of investing in students who have the need for financial aid. Some of the ways in which the university provides Financial aid to students is given as follows:

  • The Pitt Success program has Pell match and grants that are available to all students of the university in all campuses. Currently, the university has enrolled more than 5,700 students who have benefitted from this programme and have received an average of USD 5,500. 
  • Pittsburgh Public Scholars
  • Panthers Forward
  • Pittsburgh Admissions Collaboration
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University of Pittsburgh Admission Dates 2024

  • Application fees :USD 50 - 75
  • Type of deadline :Depends on course
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Type of documentsApplicable for
SOPNeeded for few courses
LORNeeded for few courses
EssaysNeeded for few courses
CVNeeded for few courses
Additional documentsRequired
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Intake seasonDeadline
Fall1ˢᵗ Nov 2023 - 1ˢᵗ Apr 2024
Spring15ᵗʰ Oct 2023 - 15ᵗʰ Jun 2024
Summer1ˢᵗ Apr 2024
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On Admissions

Q:   What is the acceptance rate at University of Pittsburgh?


The University of Pittsburgh has an acceptance rate of 66.7%. The university is somewhat selective with admissions. Students admitted at Pittsburgh have an average SAT score between 1250-1420 and an average ACT score of 28-32.

Q:   Is University of Pittsburgh hard to get into?


University of Pittsburgh has an acceptance rate of 66.7% and it is not that selective. First-year candidates need to have at least a cumulative GPA of 3.2 to secure admission at Pittsburgh.



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The University of Pittsburgh is home to more than 3,000 students from over 100 countries. Around 8 percent of the student body consists of international students at the Pitt School of Education.

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Students Ratings & Reviews

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Vibe of Campus
  • Easy going
  • Friendly
  • Academically oriented
Student Views
  • 0% students never faced discrimination in this university
Part time work4
Post study jobs4
Quality of faculty4
Student Life4
Value for money4
Public transportation5
Indian Food4
Permanent Immigration3
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Tips: My scholarship is in the process so I might get it and students coming here can also try to get one. University is quite good, the management is really helpful and there are a lot of job opportunities through various on-campus job events. I'm satisfied with the University as it gives me a good study environment.
Likes (Public transportation): PITT students can travel anywhere with the ID card and get many offers included in restaurants. Public transportation is good. The campus is in the centre of the city close to downtown. A lot of tourist attractions nearby the campus itself. You can travel anywhere by bus around the city. Only fewer places need a cab facility.
Dislikes (Permanent Immigration): I would not like to permanently settle in this state but I would want to move to a different one. A good salary with a decent car would be perfect to stay in any place in the United States as it's quite expensive. I couldn't adapt to the food easily it takes time. But overall a good place.
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University of Pittsburgh Placements

Top Recruiters

American Express
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On Placements

Q:   Does University of Pittsburgh offer placements to international students?


Around 91% of Katz's full-time MBA graduates are employed within three months of graduation. Katz graduates witness an excellent return on their investment with an average base salary of USD 100,000. Nearly 60 per cent of students receive an additional signing bonus that averages around USD 22,572. 

Adding to this, the Career Management and Corporate Engagement (CMCE) team accelerate students’ career journey by helping them maximise the return on investment of their Katz degree. Katz alumni are present in 90 countries and in 50 states of the USA.

Accommodation & Meals

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University of Pittsburgh Rankings 2024

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On Rankings

Q:   What is the ranking of University of Pittsburgh?


The University of Pittsburgh has a ranking in the top 50 universities in the world by US News in its Global Universities list since 2019. This year, it has placed Pittsburgh #50 rank. However, QS (Top Universities) has ranked it beyond top 100 universities in the world in its World University Ranking. QS has continuously dropped Pittsburgh's rank from #136 in 2019 to #181 in 2023. Here, we noticed that Pittsburgh has performed well by maintaining its global and regional research reputation. On the other hand, it has not performed well in maintaining its academic reputation which is the prime factor in deciding its rank by QS.

Apart from this, Pittsburgh has improved its graduation and first-year retention rates as well and has been ranked among the best 100 universities in the USA by US News & World Report.




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Q:   What are the rankings of business course at University of Pittsburgh?


University of Pittsburgh has rankings for Business and Management courses which are given as follows:

Year US News and World Report- Graduate Business SchoolQS- Global MBA

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Q:   Which is better: University of Pittsburgh or University of Florida?


The comparative QS rankings of University of Pittsburgh and University of Florida are given as follows:

YearUniversity of PittsburghUniversity of Florida
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Studying in USA

Average Accommodation Expense

INR 6.7 L (based on 146 colleges)

Average Meals Expense

INR 3.9 L (based on 116 colleges)

Part Time Work

International students are allowed to work part-time for 20 hours per week during an academic term.

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Post Study Work Permit

Optional Practical Training (OPT) is a one-year work and stay-back permit given to international students o... Read more about post study work permit

Cost of Visa Application
USD 185 = INR 15,343.9
Visa Application Process

You will need an F1 visa if your course of study is a full-time degree.

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Hot Job Sectors

IT, Tech, Energy, Healthcare, E-commerce and Business services are some of the popular job sectors in the U... Read more about hot job sectors

Economy Growth Rate

According to the BEA (Bureau of Economic Affairs), the Real GDP of USA was 2.1% in 2022.

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University of Pittsburgh FAQs 2024

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Updated on Aug 29, 2023

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University CityPittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Size of cityMedium
Population of City3,02,407
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300 Campus Drive Bradford, PA 16701

Contact Information


4200 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, United States

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(For general query)

(412) 624-7488

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