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Chances of getting into University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus

Admissions

Acceptance Rate 
64%
Admission Difficulty for University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very High 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Pitt and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Pitt is 64%.  It ranks #25 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Pitt is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 20,791 out of 32,549 applicants were admitted.

The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 12 percent (SAT 1243/1420 ACT 28/32). University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus typically accepts and attracts "A" average high school students with an average weighted GPA around 4.11. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top ten percent of their high school class. 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Pitt application fee is $55 and applications are due by Apr 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 81% of students submitted SAT scores and 41% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Pitt SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1243-1420
Applicants Submitting SAT 
81%
SAT Scores for University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 623
SAT Math 25th 620
SAT Composite 25th 1243
SAT Scores for University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 720
SAT Composite 75th 1420
Average SAT Score 1330

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus?

University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus typically prefers applicants to be in the top 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1243 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1160. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1330 out of 1600. Pitt ranks #9 in Pennsylvania and #95 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 81 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1420 and Above Good >77%
1331 to 1420 Avg + 64%-77%
1243 to 1331 Avg - 48%-64%
1155 to 1243 Reach 33%-48%
Less than 1155 Low <33%
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Pitt ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
28-32 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
41%
ACT Scores for University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 26
ACT Math 25th 26
ACT Composite 25th 28
ACT Scores for University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 31
ACT Composite 75th 32
Average ACT Score 30

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Pitt?

Admission data indicates that Pitt regularly accepts students with ACT's of 28 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 12 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 26 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #9 in Pennsylvania and #96 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 41 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
32 and Above Good >77%
30 to 32 Avg + 64%-77%
28 to 30 Avg - 48%-64%
26 to 28 Reach 33%-48%
Less than 26 Low <33%
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Pitt GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. Weighted High School GPA 
4.11
Typical High School Grades 
A

What GPA do you need to get into University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Pitt. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus was 4.11 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #2 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Pitt accepts 64% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

54% of University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 54%
Top 25% of class 86%
Top 50% of class 99%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 18,018 14,531 32,549
Accepted 11,711 9,080 20,791
Acceptance Rate 65% 62% 64%
Enrolled 2,434 1,796 4,230
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 20% 20%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Apr 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Apr 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus is $55.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Considered but not required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=215293 IPEDS survey data for University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus.

FAQs

Does University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus prefer SAT or ACT?

81% of students submit their SAT scores to Pitt. 41% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus?

64% of those who apply are granted admission to Pitt. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1243 and 1420. 81% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 28 and 32. 41% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.