Pitt Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus
How hard is it to get into Pitt and can I get accepted? The school has a 59% acceptance rate ranking it #24 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 17,696 out of 29,857 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 14 percent. University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 23% 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
Applicants Submitting SAT81%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||630|
|SAT Math 25th||640|
|SAT Composite 25th||1270|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||700|
|SAT Math 75th||730|
|SAT Composite 75th||1430|
|Average SAT Score||1350|
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 15 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1270 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 1190. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1350 out of 1600. The school ranks #7 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 81 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1430 and Above||Good||>71%|
|1350 to 1430||Avg +||59%-71%|
|1270 to 1350||Avg -||46%-59%|
|1190 to 1270||Reach||33%-46%|
|Less than 1190||Low||<33%|
Pitt ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT41%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||27|
|ACT Math 25th||26|
|ACT Composite 25th||28|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||34|
|ACT Math 75th||31|
|ACT Composite 75th||33|
|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 33 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #8 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 41 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|33 and Above||Good||>73%|
|30 to 33||Avg +||59%-73%|
|28 to 30||Avg -||48%-59%|
|26 to 28||Reach||38%-48%|
|Less than 26||Low||<38%|
Avg. High School GPA3.97
Typical High School GradesA-
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 59% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
53% of University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||23%||23%||23%|
What are the requirements for admission to University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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
81% of students submit their SAT scores to Pitt. 41% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
59% 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 1270 and 1430. 81% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.