Chances of getting into University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
59.7%
Admission Difficulty for University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Pitt and can I get accepted? The school has a 60% acceptance rate ranking it #26 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 16,528 out of 27,679 applicants were admitted making Pitt a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 13 percent. University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.

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Pitt SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1310-1470
Applicants Submitting SAT
78%
SAT Scores for University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 670
SAT Math 25th 640
SAT Composite 25th 1310
SAT Scores for University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 720
SAT Math 75th 750
SAT Composite 75th 1470
Average SAT Score 1390

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

University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus typically requires applicants to be in the top 11 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1310 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 1230. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1390 out of 1600. The school ranks #10 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 78 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1470 and Above Good >72%
1390 to 1470 Avg + 60%-72%
1310 to 1390 Avg - 47%-60%
1230 to 1310 Reach 34%-47%
Less than 1230 Low <34%
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Pitt ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
27-32 
Applicants Submitting ACT
50%
ACT Scores for University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 26
ACT Math 25th 26
ACT Composite 25th 27
ACT Scores for University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 33
ACT Math 75th 31
ACT Composite 75th 32
Average ACT Score 29

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 27 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 15 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 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 #10 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 50 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus.

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 >74%
29 to 32 Avg + 60%-74%
27 to 29 Avg - 50%-60%
25 to 27 Reach 39%-50%
Less than 25 Low <39%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.97
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus was 3.97 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #1 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 60% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 72% Good
3.50 to 3.75 14% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 9% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 3% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 2% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

53% 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 53%
Top 25% of class 86%
Top 50% of class 99%
Bottom 50% of class 1%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 14,888 12,791 27,679
Accepted 8,907 7,621 16,528
Acceptance Rate 60% 60% 60%
Enrolled 2,113 1,906 4,019
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 25% 24%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

78% of students submit their SAT scores to Pitt. 50% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

60% of those who apply are granted admission to Pitt. Admission competition is low and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1310 and 1470. 78% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 27 and 32. 50% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.