University of Pittsburgh SAT Scores and GPA

What are University of Pittsburgh's average SAT scores and GPA? In this guide, we'll discuss what scores are needed for you to get admitted into University of Pittsburgh. You'll also get to calculate your own chances with our admissions calculator.

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

This school is also known as: Pitt

University of Pittsburgh Admissions Statistics

There are three critical numbers when considering your admissions chances: SAT scores, GPA, and acceptance rate. All these combine to tell you what you scores are required to get into University of Pittsburgh.


Average SAT: 1330

The average SAT score composite at University of Pittsburgh is a 1330.

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University of Pittsburgh SAT Score Analysis (New 1600 SAT)

The 25th percentile New SAT score is 1240, and the 75th percentile SAT score is 1418.

In other words, a 1240 places you below average, while a 1418 will move you up to above average. There's no absolute SAT requirement at University of Pittsburgh, but they really want to see at least a 1240 to have a chance at being considered.

Here's the breakdown of new SAT scores by section:

SectionAverage25th Percentile75th Percentile
Math670620718
Reading + Writing660620700
Composite133012401418

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Average GPA: 4.14

The average GPA at University of Pittsburgh is 4.14. This makes University of Pittsburgh Extremely Competitive for GPAs.

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(Most schools use a weighted GPA out of 4.0, though some report an unweighted GPA.

With a GPA of 4.14, University of Pittsburgh requires you to be at the top of your class. You'll need nearly straight A's in all your classes to compete with other applicants. You should also have taken plenty of AP or IB classes to show your ability to excel in academic challenge.

If you're a junior or senior, your GPA is hard to change from this point on. If your GPA is at or below the school average of 4.14, you'll need a higher SAT score to compensate and show that you're prepared to take on college academics. This will help you compete effectively with other applicants.



Admissions Rate: 59.7%

The acceptance rate at University of Pittsburgh is 59.7%. In other words, of 100 students who apply, 59.7 are admitted.

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This means the school is somewhat selective. You should prepare your academic scores well, but you have an excellent chance if you impress them.



Final Admissions Verdict

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Because this school is moderately selective, strong academic performance will almost guarantee you admission. Scoring at a 1330 SAT or above will already give you a great shot at getting in. Scoring a 1418 will nearly guarantee you admission, given that your GPA is roughly the average of 4.14.


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  • 50-80%: More likely than not getting in
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  • 5-20%: Reach school: Unlikely to get in, but still have a shot
  • 0-5%: Hard reach school: Very difficult to get in
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Other Schools For You

If you're interested in University of Pittsburgh, you'll probably be interested in these schools as well. We've divided them into 3 categories depending on how hard they are to get into, relative to University of Pittsburgh.


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Reach Schools: Harder to Get Into

These schools are have higher average SAT scores than University of Pittsburgh. If you improve your SAT score, you'll be competitive for these schools.

School Name Location SAT Avg ACT Avg
Emory University Atlanta, GA 1435 31
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI 1415 31
Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA 1405 32
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY 1399 30
University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA 1385 28
New York University New York, NY 1382 31
Boston University Boston, MA 1380 31

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Same Level: Equally Hard to Get Into

If you're competitive for University of Pittsburgh, these schools will offer you a similar chance of admission.

School Name Location SAT Avg ACT Avg
Lehigh University Bethlehem, PA 1347 30
Villanova University Villanova, PA 1345 32
University of Florida Gainesville, FL 1318 30
University of Miami Coral Gables, FL 1316 30
University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX 1315 29
University of Washington Seattle, WA 1310 29
Brigham Young University Provo, UT 1310 30

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Safety Schools: Easier to Get Into

If you're currently competitive for University of Pittsburgh, you should have no problem getting into these schools. If University of Pittsburgh is currently out of your reach, you might already be competitive for these schools.

School Name Location SAT Avg ACT Avg
Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY 1285 29
University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA 1269 28
Syracuse University Syracuse, NY 1255 28
Penn State University Park University Park, PA 1247 28
University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH 1233 26
Temple University Philadelphia, PA 1221 27
California State University Long Beach Long Beach, CA 1025 22

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