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University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh CampusPittsburgh, PA
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Pennsylvania State University-Main CampusUniversity Park, PA
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Public, four-years
Research University (very high research activity)
School TypePublic, four-years
Research University (very high research activity)
Offered Degrees
1 Year Certificate, Associate, 2-4 Years Certificate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)Offered Degree1 Year Certificate, 1-2 Years Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
2023 Tuition & Fees
expensive$21,079 Pennsylvania Residents
$37,320 Out-of-State
Undergraduate Tuitioncheaper$18,450 Pennsylvania Residents
$35,514 Out-of-State
expensive$26,142 Pennsylvania Residents
$43,504 Out-of-State
Graduate Tuitioncheaper$22,994 Pennsylvania Residents
$38,728 Out-of-State
$11,907Average Financial Aid Amount-
1,360 SAT
31 ACT
Test Scores-
66.68%Acceptance Rate-
(Enrollment Rate)
High School GPA
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
Dual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for Military Training
Accepted CreditsDual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Credit for Military Training
Smaller33,230Total EnrollmentLarger46,810
Smaller23,885Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger40,363
Larger9,345Graduate Student PopulationSmaller6,447
Larger642Online Student PopulationSmaller89
Completion & Outcomes
84%Graduate Rate-
12%Transfer-out Rate-
93%Retention Rate93%
Special Learning Opportunity
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 8,760)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 20,547)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $4,940)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $5,618)
14 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio14 to 1
4,951Number of faculties3,615
Lower$99,887Average Faculty SalaryHigher$100,357
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.