University of Pittsburgh

United States of America

43rd US-News World Ranking

The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related research university, founded as the Pittsburgh Academy in 1787. Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America. The university also includes four undergraduate schools located at campuses within Western Pennsylvania: Bradford, Greensburg, Johnstown, and Titusville.

The university is composed of 17 undergraduate and graduate schools and colleges located at its urban Pittsburgh campus, home to the university's central administration and 28,766 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students with the Student to Faculty Ratio of 14:1.

Undergrads are encouraged to delve into research projects alongside professors, and the university offers summer opportunities including the Neuroscience Research Fellowship and the Swanson School of Engineering Summer Research Internship. Pitt’s most popular academic programs are health professions, business and engineering. Pitt has been committed to a liberal arts education with a well-rounded curriculum in the arts, sciences, and humanities.

Pitt is ranked among the top public universities in the United States in both domestic and international rankings, and has been listed as a "best value" in higher education by several publications. It is ranked 54 among the Public Colleges by Forbes.

Pitt people have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.

Notable alumni: Dan Marino (Football player), Tim Murphy (Politician) and Mark Cuban (Businessman)

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Standard Test
English

The PhD program is designed to provide students with a broad experimental, observational, and theoretical foundation for successful careers as scientists. They become prepared for careers in teaching, research, and work in industry. Study includes formal course work, participation in colloquia and seminars, and teaching. The PhD degree requires the design and completion of an original research project. The results of the research must be presented in a written dissertation and defended in an oral examination.

Personal Statement, Three letters of recommendation, Extracurricular Activities, A review of the overall academic record

A degree in Physics offers a career in space and astronomy, Research, healthcare, engineering, energy, technology, meteorology

15th Jan

English

The School of Arts and Sciences (AandS) and the College of Business Administration (Pitt Business) offer this challenging program for students interested in a liberal arts education and a career in business management. The Dual Major allows you to complement the AandS major of your choice with a solid foundation in business. Some popular AandS major choices are economics, psychology and communications; however, many other majors, such as one of the foreign language majors, computer science, and English literature are also selected

Four years of high school math, Extracurricular Activities, Short Answer Questions and Letters of Recommendation, A review of the overall academic record,

Graduates find jobs in industries such as Public Accounting, Corporate Accounting, Government, Education, Non-profit, Non-profit.

1st Apr

English

This program is designed to give you a thorough background in basic physics and astronomy, as well as the historical development of modern physical concepts and the relationship of these basic sciences to other fields. You may choose this degree program if you intend to pursue a career in which science and technology have a large impact, such as certain kinds of law, business administration, governmental administration, technical writing and science education.

A review of the overall academic record, Extracurricular Activities, Short Answer Questions and Letters of Recommendation,

A degree in astronomy offers a career in space and astronomy, Research, energy, technology, meteorology

1st Apr

English

Communication majors examine questions about society, communication, and persuasion in ways that combine the best of the ancient liberal arts tradition with critical attention to the newest media technologies. Our faculty offer diverse perspectives on the role of communication, media, and rhetoric in our lives through courses such as persuasion, argument, interpersonal communication, political rhetoric, rhetoric of science, nonverbal communication, history of media, media criticism, and television and society.

A review of the overall academic record, Extracurricular Activities, Short Answer Questions and Letters of Recommendation,

The Department of Communication's graduates hold important positions in industry, education, media, government, law, and other professions. An understanding of communication as a human activity, makes the department's graduates attractive candidates when seeking employment or obtaining admission to graduate programs.

1st Apr

English

Communication majors examine questions about society, communication, and persuasion in ways that combine the best of the ancient liberal arts tradition with critical attention to the newest media technologies. Our faculty offer diverse perspectives on the role of communication, media, and rhetoric in our lives through courses such as persuasion, argument, interpersonal communication, political rhetoric, rhetoric of science, nonverbal communication, history of media, media criticism, and television and society.

A review of the overall academic record, Extracurricular Activities, Short Answer Questions and Letters of Recommendation,

The Department of Communication's graduates hold important positions in industry, education, media, government, law, and other professions. An understanding of communication as a human activity, makes the department's graduates attractive candidates when seeking employment or obtaining admission to graduate programs.

1st Apr

a) Completed online application

b) $45 application fee

c) Official high school transcript and Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR)

d) Official SAT/ACT scores

e) Typical SAT scores: Math (600-690), Critical Reading (580-670), ACT Composite (26-32)

f) Average GPA 3.61

g) TOEFL/IELTS scores if the applicant’s native language is not English

h) Acceptance rate: 54% (2015)

Requirements may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific requirements. 

Fees

Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences- In state: $17,688, Out of state: $28,828

College of Business Administration: In state: $19,758, Out of state: $32,478

Swanson School of Engineering: In state: $18,870, Out of state: $31,502

School of Nursing: In state: $22,270, Out of state: $36,642

School of Dental Medicine (Undergraduate): In state: $17,186, Out of state: $28,690

School of Education: In state: $17,688, Out of state: $28,828

College of General Studies: In state:  $17,688, Out of state: $28,828

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: In state: $22,270, Out of state: $36,642

School of Information Sciences: In state: $19,054, Out of state: $31,144

School of Pharmacy: In state: $30,284, Out of state: $33,908

School of Social Work: In state: $17,688, Out of state: $28,828

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees. 

Cost of Living

The annual cost of living at the University of Pittsburgh is $13,500 approx.

Accommodation

Yes, the university has in campus dorm facilities

Undergraduate: Fall: April 1, Spring: October 1

Graduate: Deadlines vary for each program

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines. 

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United States of America
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US News
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QS
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Shanghai
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Times Higher Education
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University Stats

34287

Students

24944

Undergraduates

9343

Postgraduate

5357

Faculty Strength

14

Student Faculty Ratio

55
%

Acceptance Rate

$
30000

Tuition Fees

$
13500

Living Cost

$
950

Other Fees

4

Avg. GPA

43

Avg. IB

87
%

Avg. Percentage

* All cost are in USD