School Profile: University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

Pittsburgh, PA

19,154 undergraduates of 24,935 total students

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How to Understand School Data


Average Annual Cost

The average total cost of attending school for the most recent year.

The "out of pocket" cost of attending school after the student has received any financial aid that does not need to be repaid (grants and scholarships). This figure is comprehensive and includes expenses such as:

  • In-State Tuition: $19,678
  • Out-of-State Tuition: $33,706
  • Books and Supplies: $716
  • Campus Housing: $11,250
  • Other Expenses: $3,502

As you can see, the average student who receives financial aid pays substantially less than the "sticker price."


per year

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Cost by Family Income

The average annual cost based on family income.

The average annual cost based on family income.
Family Income Average Annual Cost
$0-$30,000 $15,084
$30,001-$48,000 $17,691
$48,001-$75,000 $24,139
$75,001-$110,000 $29,274
$110,001+ $32,165

Student Success

Graduation Rate

High graduation rates are a sign of student success.

A low graduation rate may burden people with student loan debt without the increased earning power of a college degree.
81% of students graduate within eight years.

Retention Rate

The percentage of students returning after year one.

A high retention rate is a general indicator that student financial and academic needs are being met. The national average retention rate is around 81% for four-year schools and 63% for two-year schools.
93% of students return after their first year.

Average 10 Year Salary

The average salaries of employed alumni 10 years after enrollment.


annual salary

Popular Majors

The top majors and starting salaries of employed graduates.

Psychology, General
Finance and Financial Management Services
Biology, General
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration...

Mechanical Engineering
Computer Science
Chemical Engineering
Accounting and Related Services
Neurobiology and Neurosciences
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions
Political Science and Government
Business Administration, Management and...
Biological and Physical Sciences
Computer Engineering
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences
Civil Engineering
Applied Mathematics
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Communication and Media Studies
Information Science/Studies
Electrical, Electronics and Communications...
Industrial Engineering
Fine and Studio Arts
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology
Romance Languages, Literatures, and...
Teacher Education and Professional...
Criminal Justice and Corrections
Social Work
Film/Video and Photographic Arts
Urban Studies/Affairs
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular...
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language...
Business/Commerce, General
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services
Human Resources Management and Services
Dental Support Services and Allied...
Health and Medical Administrative Services
Social Sciences, General
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and...
Social Sciences, Other
Management Information Systems and Services
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies...


Standardized Test Scores

SAT and ACT scores of admitted students.

SAT Reading

800 623 700

SAT Math

800 620 720


36 28 32

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of first-time applicants who were admitted.


Financial Aid Debt

The figures below exclude possible loans from non-government lenders.

Students with Federal Loans

The percentage of students with federal aid.


Student Federal Loan Debt

Lowest to highest based on field of study.

$21,500 - $32,600

$215 - $326 per month for 10 years

Parent PLUS Loans

Up to 15% of parents borrow federal loans.


$439 per month for 10 years

Default Rate

The percentage of students who default on federal loans within three years.

Most federal student loans are in default if no payments have been made in 270 days. Default is a serious situation with substantial negative consequences for the borrower. A high default rate may indicate that students aren't earning enough to repay their loans or that schools are not educating students on loan repayment options (there are options to avoid default regardless of income). The national average default rate is approximately 7%.


Student Body

Socio-Economic Diversity

The percentage of students who received an income-based federal Pell grant.


of students

Enrollment Status

The percentage of undergraduates who are enrolled on a full-time schedule.

95% / 5%

Full-time / Part-time
19,154 total


The proportion of students in specific race/ethnicity categories.

67% White
12% Asian
6% Hispanic
5% Black
5% Two or more races
4% Non-resident alien
1% Unknown
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Data is sourced from United States Department of Education's College Scorecard.