University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus (Pitt)

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Pitt can be found in Pittsburgh, PA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus has around 34,000 students enrolled annually.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores in the range of 1260 (25th percentile) - 1440 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 28 (25th percentile) - 33 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is usually submitted among applicants admitted to this school. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Pitt average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.62 - 3.89. Pitt has an acceptance rate of about 57 percent with 22 percent of applicants choosing to enroll. When applying historical data, we have projected that the Pitt acceptance rate 2021 will be around 54%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Pitt Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus was reported as 56.7% in Fall 2020 with over 32,100 applications submitted to this school. 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 ACT Scores: 28 - 33
  • Pitt Average GPA: 3.62 - 3.89

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus?

Applicant Selectivity: High

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 55.4%
  • 2017-2018: 59.7%
  • 2018-2019: 59.3%
  • 2019-2020: 56.7%
  • Projected Pitt Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 53.8%

How Does Pitt Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is zero percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Carnegie Mellon University15.4%
Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus93.0%
West Virginia University84.3%
Kent State University at Kent85.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) 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 (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading630 - 700
Math630 - 740
Total Score1260 - 1440
ACT®Score Range
English27 - 34
Math26 - 31
Composite Score28 - 33
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