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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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Rankings*
Public, 4 or more years
Research University (very high research activity)
School TypePublic, 4 or more years
Research University (very high research activity)
Offered Degrees
1 Year Certificate, Associate, 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)
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$19,678 Pennsylvania Residents
$19,679 Out-of-State
Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$18,450 Pennsylvania Residents
$35,514 Out-of-State
expensive$24,468 Pennsylvania Residents
$40,836 Out-of-State
Graduate Tuitioncheaper$22,994 Pennsylvania Residents
$38,728 Out-of-State
More$12,750Average Financial Aid AmountLess$6,928
Admission
Higher1,332 SAT
30 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,190 SAT
27 ACT
Tighter64%Acceptance RateEasier76%
22%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
22%
High School GPA
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
TOEFL
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
Enrollment
Smaller32,277Total EnrollmentLarger46,810
Smaller23,157Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger40,363
Larger9,120Graduate Student PopulationSmaller6,447
Larger480Online Student PopulationSmaller89
Completion & Outcomes
Higher84%Graduate RateLower71%
13%Transfer-out Rate-
93%Retention Rate93%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 7,831)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 14,039)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $4,650)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $5,200)
Faculties
14 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio14 to 1
4,951Number of faculties3,615
Higher$101,143Average Faculty SalaryLower$100,357
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.