University of Pittsburgh Admissions

The University of Pittsburgh, also known as Pitt is a state-related research university founded in 1787 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The university provides education to 18,427 undergraduates and 10,339 postgraduates. Pitt is most recognized for its academic offerings in  Science, Philosophy, Art, philosophy of language, philosophy of mathematics,  Pharmacy, Public Health, and Medicine.

Official website: www.pitt.edu

Admission To-Do List

  • High school transcript
  • Application fee $45
  • Application for admission
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Statement of academic intent
  • Personal essay
  • SAT or ACT
  • Advanced level classes
  • International Baccalaureate

Samples

Writing Supplement:
A required personal statement gives the committee a view into the non-academic world of the applicant and serves as the interview. This is critical in our ability to enroll a diverse class. We ask that you keep your personal statement to no more than two pages, typed, double spaced. See more

Application Deadlines

March 1
Fall/Summer, Undergraduate
October 1
Spring, Undergraduate
Questions about application forms and deadlines should always be addressed directly to the specific school or program. Please visit graduate and professional programs link https://www.pitt.edu/Graduate/renasp/Index.asp
Spring/Fall/Summer, Graduate

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Advice on Personal Statement for University of Pittsburgh Admissions

The University of Pittsburgh personal statement should provide information about the applicant including their personal and academic interests, their future goals, and any obstacles they have overcame to get them to where they are today. Sometimes it can take some time to write a successful personal statement essay, so planning ahead and starting early is crucial. Since spelling and grammar errors can reflect poorly on the applicant, everyone should proofread their work before submitting it. It also helps to have someone else look at your work to catch any errors that may have been missed.