Pittsburg State University (Pitt State)

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Pittsburg State University can be found in Pittsburg, KS, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Around six thousand students are enrolled at Pitt State.

Students can submit either the SAT or ACT exam scores at Pitt State. A score in the range of 916 to 1185 on the SAT exam, or 19 to 24 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. We were able to estimate the Pitt State average GPA (2.98 - 3.25) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. This school has an acceptance rate of about 96 percent with 51 percent of applicants deciding to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at pittstate.edu.

Overall Pitt State Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Pittsburg State University was reported as 95.6% in Fall 2020 with over 1,820 college applications submitted to Pitt State. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Pitt State ACT Scores: 19 - 24
  • Pitt State Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Pittsburg State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Pittsburg State University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Pittsburg State University has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 87.3%
  • 2017-2018: 87.2%
  • 2018-2019: 89.6%
  • 2019-2020: 95.6%
  • Projected Pitt State Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 84.9%

How Does Pitt State Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Pitt State is sixty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Missouri Southern State University94.1%
Southwest Baptist University70.9%
Drury University64.4%
Evangel University96.7%
Oklahoma Wesleyan University57.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Pitt State (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading478 - 600
Math438 - 585
Total Score916 - 1185
ACT®Score Range
English17 - 24
Math17 - 24
Composite Score19 - 24
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