University Of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus

University Of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus

The University of Pittsburgh, also known as Pitt, is a non-sectarian, coeducational, independent, state-related, public research university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. It was founded in 1787. U.S. News & World Report (2006 edition) ranked it in the top 20 public universities. The university is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Business Administration
  • College of General Studies
  • Graduate School of Public & International Affairs (GSPIA)
  • Graduate School of Public Health
  • Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Dental Medicine
  • School of Education
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
  • School of Information Sciences
  • School of Law
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Social Work
  • University Honors College

Pitt's sports teams are nicknamed the Pitt Panthers. They participate in the NCAA Division I (Division I-A for football) and in the Big East Conference.

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University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh , PA 15260
General Phone: (412) 624-4141

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University of Pittsburgh Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts2,180African studies, Asian studies, East Asian studies, Central/Middle Eastern studies, European studies, Latin American studies, Russian studies, Western European studies, area studies, ...
Business and Management956business, business management, accounting, finance, organizational behavior, international business, MIS, marketing
Engineering596engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, engineering physics, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, nuclear engineering, ...
Education and Teaching557education, educational administration, education of blind, physical education teaching, reading teaching, ESL instruction
Science543biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, molecular biophysics, cell biology, microbiology, bacteriology, immunology, neurobiology, ...
Medicine523gerontology, neuroscience, dentistry, dental clinical sciences, orthodontology, medicine, medical scientist, pharmacy, pharmaceutics and drug design, ...
Therapy and Counseling508psychology, educational psychology, clinical social work, physical therapy, medical ethids
Family and Social Work368public administration, public policy analysis, social work, social service professions
Law343law, energy and environmental law, health tax, international law, legal professions
Nursing and Emergency Medicine291registered nursing, nurse anesthetist, various nursing
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy265occupational therapy, kinesiotherapy, rehabilitation, dietitian, dietetics and clinical nutrition
Computer Science and Engineering243information science, computer science, computer networking, computer support, computer engineering
Medical Support and Technology127audiology and speech pathology, dental hygienist, clinical and medical lab science
Mathematics85mathematics, math, applied mathematics, statistics
Fine Arts81fine arts, art history and criticism
Security and Law Enforcement81corrections
Medical Administration73health care administration, medical records admin, environmental health, occupational health, public health education, community health
Media73mass communication
Religion and Philosophy57philosophy, religion, Jewish studies
Photography and Commercial Art53film studies
Drama and Performing Arts20drama

Number of programs and degrees for University of Pittsburgh in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year68235
Postbaccalaureate certificate37630
Master's degree2,00673
Bachelor's degree3,91378
Post-master's certificate134
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship46361
Doctor's degree - professional practice5635
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years261

University of Pittsburgh Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Pittsburgh had a total enrollment of 27,020 students (27,246 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 47%
Women 53%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 65%
Graduate 29%
First Professional 6%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 73%
Black 6%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 4%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 9%
(Foreign Students) 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 21%
20-21 25%
22-24 21%
25-29 17%
30-34 7%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York5%
New Jersey3%
State unknown3%

University of Pittsburgh Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 90 %
Part-Time 67 %

University of Pittsburgh Room and Board (2007)

University of Pittsburgh offers campus housing for 7,000 of its 27,246 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

University of Pittsburgh Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal570670
SAT Math580670
ACT Composite2430

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT97%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT28%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

University of Pittsburgh Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 13,642
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 23,290
Room and board $ 8,600
Room charge $ 5,100
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,500
Books and supplies $ 1,030
Other expenses $ 2,840

Financial Aid:
University of Pittsburgh participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 337900)

University of Pittsburgh Faculty

University of Pittsburgh has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track277221
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1,305921

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year74$156,84533$138,558
Associate professorcalendar year72$100,85854$96,023
Assistant professorcalendar year119$86,361170$77,306
Instructorcalendar year23$67,76845$54,755
Lecturercalendar year22$63,20113$51,418
No academic rankcalendar year3$19,9173$32,140
All faculty totalcalendar year313$102,729318$82,165

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year260$126,17470$108,246
Associate professoracademic year196$83,66678$81,213
Assistant professoracademic year128$73,814115$68,069
Instructoracademic year14$34,13629$41,142
Lectureracademic year43$41,99369$39,497
No academic rankacademic year5$63,86823$46,126
All faculty totalacademic year646$94,822384$69,581

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of Pittsburgh Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Big East Conference
Basketball Big East Conference
Baseball Big East Conference
Track Big East Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports5691147

University of Pittsburgh Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Organizational Behavior Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Information Science/Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Education/Teaching Individuals - Vision Impairments/ Blindness
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Physics
Engineering, General
Engineering, Other
Engineering/Industrial Management
Industrial Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
Public Policy Analysis
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law (LLM, MS, JSD/SJD)
Health Law (LLM, MJ, JSD/SJD)
International Law and Legal Studies (LLM, JSD/SJD)
Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Professions and Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
African Studies
African-American/Black Studies
Area Studies, Other
Asian Studies/Civilization
Central/Middle and Eastern European Studies
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Creative Writing
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
English Composition
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
English Literature (British and Commonwealth)
European Studies/Civilization
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Historic Preservation and Conservation
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Library Science/Librarianship
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Language and Literature
Russian Studies
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Urban Studies/Affairs
Western European Studies
Women's Studies

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General
Mathematics, Other
Statistics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Administration
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Environmental Health
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
Public Health Education and Promotion

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist

Dental Clinical Sciences, General (MS, PhD)
Dentistry (DDS, DMD)
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Medical Scientist (MS, PhD)
Medicine (MD)
Orthodontics/Orthodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design (MS, PhD)
Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
Public Health, Other

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nurse Anesthetist
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Cinema Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Religion/Religious Studies

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
Chemistry, General
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Microbiology, General
Molecular Biology
Molecular Biophysics
Molecular Pharmacology
Neurobiology and Neurophysiology
Optics/Optical Sciences
Pathology/Experimental Pathology
Physical Sciences
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement

Therapy And Counseling
Bioethics/Medical Ethics
Clinical/Medical Social Work
Educational Psychology
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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