University of Pittsburgh: Admission Statistics 2024

When embarking on the college search process, it’s essential to gather accurate and reliable information about prospective universities. One valuable resource for this purpose is the Common Data Set (CDS) but navigating through a college’s Common Data Set can be a time-consuming task. In this blog post, we have compiled the essential information from University of Pittsburgh’s latest admission statistics to allow you to grasp quickly and save time. 

Understanding the Common Data Set (CDS)

The Common Data Set is a standardized questionnaire that collects essential information about colleges and universities. It covers a wide range of areas, including admission statistics, enrollment figures, student demographics, financial aid, academic programs, and more. The CDS is collaboratively maintained by higher education institutions and is designed to provide accurate and comparable data for prospective students, parents, and researchers. It simplifies the college search process by providing standardized information in a consistent format, allowing for easier comparison and informed decision-making. 

Pittsburgh Common Data Set 

Quick facts:

  • Location: 4200 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh
  • State: Pennsylvania
  • Institution: Public
  • Undergraduate Institution: Coeducational
  • Academic year calendar: Semester
  • Total Undergraduate Students Enrolled: 29,034
  • SAT and ACT Policies: Optional 
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 14:1

Factors in Admission Decisions


Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Application Essay
Class Rank
Standardized test scores


Character/personal qualities
Volunteer work
Work experience
Level of applicant’s interest
Extracurricular Activities
First Generation
Geographical Residence
State Residency

GPA Breakdown

67% of enrolled students have a GPA of 4.0 

17% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.75 and 3.99

10% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.50 and 3.74

4% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.25 and 3.49

1% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.00 and 3.24 ‎‏

1% of enrolled students have a GPA between 2.50 and 2.99

Admission Facts

  • Application Closing Date: July 30
  • Deferred Admission: Yes (1 year maximum)
  • EA/ED: No

Student Life Information


$55 Application Fee 

The data presented here was collected from the University of Pittsburgh Common Data Set 2023-2024.

Ready to start?


This 60-minute masterclass is the college admissions playbook you’ve been looking for.
Learn my 4-Part Framework for building a standout application and earning $20,000+ in scholarships!

Related Next Gen Admit Posts