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Pitt Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Pitt? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 16,503 out of 30,626 applicants or 54% were admitted making Pitt a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores. 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.

Women Men Total
Applied 16,184 14,442 30,626
Accepted 8,784 7,719 16,503
Acceptance Rate 54% 53% 54%
Enrolled 2,077 1,937 4,014
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 25% 24%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Pitt regularly accepts students with ACTs of 26 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. 47 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1250 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 1165. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1335 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 85 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1250 1420
SAT Reading 630 710
SAT Math 620 720
ACT Composite 26 31
ACT English 26 32
ACT Math 27 33

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
31 and Above Good >69%
28 to 31 Avg + 54%-69%
26 to 28 Avg - 43%-54%
24 to 26 Reach 33%-43%
Less than 24 Low <33%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1420 and Above Good >67%
1335 to 1420 Avg + 54%-67%
1250 to 1335 Avg - 41%-54%
1165 to 1250 Reach 29%-41%
Less than 1165 Low <29%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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 54% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

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 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Admission Requirements

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

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.



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