The University of Pittsburgh, commonly referred to as Pitt, is a state-related research university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was founded 1787. Pitt and its medical school are also closely affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, one of the nation's leading academic medical centers and is popularly recognized for its central role in developing the first polio vaccine. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, Pitt ranks in the very top cluster of U.S. public research universities, according to The Center for Measuring University PerformanceIn 2018, for the second consecutive year, the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings named Pitt as the best public university in the Northeastern United States.Pitt rose from 15th to 12th among U.S. public universities and from 47th to 43rd internationally in the 2017 Center for World University Rankings, based on quality of education, alumni employment, quality of faculty, influence, patents, scholarly citations, broad impact, and publications.We welcome applications from international students and want to make your application process as smooth as possible. It is to your advantage to plan ahead and submit your application and required admission materials early, especially if your academic credentials are international. - Check out International Education opportunities at Pitt on Univariety.
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Admission Criteria & Eligibility
To gain admission into the esteemed University of Pittsburgh undergraduate programme:
The University of Pittsburgh admissions committee reviews applicants holistically, taking into consideration academic records, SAT/ACT results if applicable, and TOEFL or IELTS results.
For the Pittsburgh campus, a 100 or higher TOEFL composite score with subscores of 21 or higher is considered competitive, or a 7.0 IELTS with subscores of 6.0 or higher. Students with a 95-99 TOEFL will be reviewed on an individual basis.
Some students with TOEFL speaking subscores of <21 may be asked to participate in an interview to further evaluate their speaking skills. Some students will subsequently be offered direct admission. Others will be reviewed for admission to one of Pitt’s four regional campuses.
All new international students who are admitted and pay an enrollment deposit will be tested for English language proficiency after they arrive on campus. If Pitt’s English Language Institute recommends some study in English as a Second Language (ESL), based on the student’s test results, the student will be required to take the recommended classes.
Students with an 80-94 TOEFL (6.5 IELTS) and a strong academic record are most likely to be offered admission to a regional campus at Bradford, Greensburg, Johnstown, or Titusville. We recommend that you rank the campuses on your admission application in order of preference.
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