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Pitt Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

55.4%
Admission Difficulty for University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into Pitt? The school has a 55% acceptance rate. Last year, 16,165 out of 29,175 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 16 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.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1260-1430
Applicants Submitting SAT
80%
SAT Scores for University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 640
SAT Math 25th 620
SAT Composite 25th 1260
SAT Scores for University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 730
SAT Composite 75th 1430
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 requires applicants to be in the top 17 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1260 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 1175. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1345 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 80 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
1430 and Above Good >68%
1345 to 1430 Avg + 55%-68%
1260 to 1345 Avg - 42%-55%
1175 to 1260 Reach 30%-42%
Less than 1175 Low <30%

ACT Requirements

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
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. 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 >70%
29 to 32 Avg + 55%-70%
27 to 29 Avg - 44%-55%
25 to 27 Reach 34%-44%
Less than 25 Low <34%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Pitt accepts 55% 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 Admission Chances
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

Admission Statistics

University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 16,017 13,158 29,175
Accepted 8,913 7,252 16,165
Acceptance Rate 56% 55% 55%
Enrolled 2,178 1,776 3,954
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 24% 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.