Pitt Admissions – University of Pittsburgh – College Confidential

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Pitt Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Pitt’s admissions stats.

Pitt 2022 Admissions Statistics Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 45% Admissions Test Policy Test Optional Applicants Who Submit SATs 49% Applicants Who Submit ACTs 16% Waitlist Yes

University of Pittsburgh Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for University of Pittsburgh.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline Early Decision I No – – Early Decision II – – – Early Action No – –

Applying Early to Pitt?

Pitt does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Explore a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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Is Pitt Hard To Get Into?

Getting into Pitt is very difficult. Pitt evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, Pitt accepted 67% of all applicants, approximately 23,109 of the 34,656 students who applied.

Schools that are very difficult to get into, like Pitt, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.

Transferring to University of Pittsburgh

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Pitt

In 2022, Pitt waitlisted 2,434 students and 1,116 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 16 eventually were offered a spot.

What’s Most Important for Getting Into Pitt?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you’re strong.

Admissions Factors at Pitt

What does Pitt consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level Academic GPA Very Important Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important Character/Personal Qualities Important Application Essay Important Alumni/ae Relations Considered Geographical Residence Considered Class Rank Considered Work Experience Considered Level of Applicant’s Interest Considered First Generation Considered Racial/Ethnic Status Considered Recommendation(s) Considered Religious Affiliation/Commitment Considered State Residency Considered Standardized Test Scores Considered Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Pitt for more information on admission factors.

Pitt 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Pitt, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Pitt’s admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any) Written Essay or Personal Statement √ Interview Transcript(S) of College Record Standardized Test Scores Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S) Transcript of High School Record √

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Pitt?

Pitt has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.

Out of all students that were admitted, 36% submitted a class rank. At Pitt 45% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 80% were in the top 25% and 98% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At University of Pittsburgh, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students 4.0 GPA 63% 3.75 and 3.99 18% 3.50 and 3.74 11% 3.25 and 3.49 6% 3.00 and 3.24 2% 2.50 and 2.9 – 2.00 and 2.49 –

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Pitt directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Pitt considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Pitt is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 49% of Pitt’s first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 16% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Pitt?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Pitt students scored 750 or higher and 75% of students scored 630 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Pitt students scored 720 or higher, and 75% scored a 630 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Pitt?

To be most competitive at Pitt, you should strive to earn between 28 and 33 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 33 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Pitt’s admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 33, and three out of four students scored lower than 33 on the ACT.

A 28 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Pitt students. Only one out of every four students scored below 28.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to University of Pittsburgh

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Pitt. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Pitt during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Pitt Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Pitt?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Pitt.

Does Pitt accept transfer credits?

✅ Pitt accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Pitt accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

Does Pitt accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Pitt accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Pitt?

❌ No, Pitt is test optional, so it’s up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Pitt’s acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Pitt is 67%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Pitt?

❌ Pitt does not offer early decision.

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