In fall 2019, more than 30,000 freshman applications were received by the University of Pittsburgh. With an admit rate of 56.7%, only 18,000 were given admission and 4,026 were enrolled. Out of the total admitted students, 52% belonged in the top 10th of their class. Students are offered admissions under various UG, PG and doctoral programs at the five campuses of the University of Pittsburgh which makes it a popular option for pursuing higher education in the US
The average scores ranged between 1290 – 1460 in SAT and 27 – 32 in ACT, for 2019 admissions. The admissions are offered during the Fall and Spring sessions only. Deadlines, course fee, admission requirements, and application procedure differs for international applicants.
|Application Portal||UG: Common/Coalition/University of Pittsburgh Application|
|Application Fee||UG: 55 USD|
|Mode of Payment||Credit Card|
|SAT Score (middle 50%)||Math: 630 – 730|
EBRW: 630 – 700
|ACT Score (middle 50%)||27 - 32|
|International Application Deadlines||UG/PG: Varies|
|Estimated annual tuition(2020)||UG: 32,656 – 41,508 USD|
PG: 39,898 – 65,820 USD
|Total headcount enrollment||33,744|
|Student to faculty ratio||14:1|
|Work Experience||Recommended for some programs|
|Financial Aid||Not available|
The admission process at the University of Pittsburgh begins either during the Fall or Spring season. The following table indicates the application deadline for international students:
|Undergraduate||Fall: April 1|
Spring: October 1
|Transfer||Fall: May 1|
Spring: October 1
Summer: February 15
International Transfer students can apply for summer semester.
International students must fulfill additional requirements before submitting an application to the University of Pittsburgh. Some of them are as follows:
International students must ensure that they submit:
International students must demonstrate English language proficiency by providing scores of any one of the following tests given below, to be eligible for admission at the University of Pittsburgh:
|Test Name||Score Required|
Scores may vary depending on the course opted for. Applicants are advised to consult their respective program page.
All international students who have received an offer of admission from the University of Pittsburgh must accept the admission by paying a 300 USD enrollment fee. This fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Once this fee has been paid, specialists from the Office of International Services (OIS) will contact the students regarding the visa-related process.
Once the student has been issued the I-20 form from the University of Pittsburgh, they can proceed with the SEVIS and other visa-related formalities.
Most students who are enrolled in a full-time degree program need to fix an appointment with the nearby US Consulate/Embassy in order to get permission for an F-1 or J-1 Visa.
Over 104-degree programs are offered at the University of Pittsburgh. Students can apply through either of the 3 application portals. It is recommended for international students to submit their application much before the deadline so that their application could be evaluated in time.
Application Portal: Common Application or Coalition Application or University of Pittsburgh Application
Application Fee: 55 USD
Academic Requirements for International Students: Applicants must submit either ACT or SAT score along with the application.
Supporting Documents: Certified or original secondary school records from 9 to 11 standard, transcripts (translated in English), mark sheets and exam results.
The University of Pittsburgh offers 147 graduate programs to prospective applicants. Students can apply via the respective school’s website. Each program’s requirements, deadlines and admission procedure differs from the other.
Academic Requirements for International Students: Applicants must submit GMAT/GRE/LSAT/MCAT along with TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Academic scores.
|Course||Application Portal||Application Deadline||Application Fee||Academic Requirements||Minimum English Language Proficiency|
|MBA||M. Katz Graduate School of Business||Round 1 – October 1;|
Round 2 – December ;
Round 3 – February 1 &
Round 4 – April 1
|50 USD||GMAT/GRE, 2LOR, Essays, Current Resume||TOEFL (IBT): 100|
|MS Electrical and Computer Engineering||Swanson Engineering Apply Yourself Portal||Fall – March 1;|
Spring – July 1
|50 USD||GRE, LOR, Resume||TOEFL (PBT): 550|
TOEFL (IBT): 80
TOEFL (CBT): 213
|MA Economics||Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences||January 15||50 USD||GRE||TOEFL (IBT): 90|
|LLM||LSAC||March 31||55 USD||LSAT, Resume, LOR, Personal statement||TOEFL (IBT): 100|
|MS Information Science||School of Computing and Information ApplyYourself||Fall – January 15;|
Spring – June 15 &
Summer – December 15
|50 USD||GRE; Three LORs||TOEFL (IBT): 100|
Supporting Documents: Personal statement, resume/CV, LORs, work experience, objectives and writing samples.
The admissions office of the University of Pittsburgh reviews each application critically. Admissions are offered to students on the basis of their academic achievements, outside class learning, official test score submission and an on-time application submission with the required fee.
To avoid last-minute confusions, students are recommended to submit their applications 2 weeks prior to the application submission. Admission decisions are released as and when the applications are reviewed, post submission.
Undergraduate applicants must note that the University of Pittsburg does not offer any scholarship to international undergraduate students. Students who may need scholarships and financial aid must refer to other sources.
The University of Pittsburgh recorded an overall enrollment of 32,091 for 2019 admissions. Around 19,200 students were admitted to undergraduate programs, while 9,191 students were admitted to graduate programs.