The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Both are Public, 4 or more years schools.
  • Penn State has more expensive tuition & fees ($35,514) than Pitt ($33,706).
  • It is harder to admit to Penn State than Pitt.
  • Pitt has a higher submitted SAT score (1,350) than Penn State (1,190).
  • Pitt has higher submitted ACT score (31) than Penn State (27).
  • Penn State has more students with 46,810 students while Pitt has 28,673 students.
  • Pitt has more full-time faculties with 4,210 faculties while Penn State has 2,994 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus and Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
PittPenn State
Pittvs.Penn State
Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaLocationUniversity Park, Pennsylvania
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
In-State$19,678
Out-Of-State$33,706
Tuition & Fees
In-State$18,450
Out-Of-State$35,514
55% ($11,172)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)64% ($6,928)
$11,172Average Amount of Financial Aid$6,928
59.71 %Acceptance Rates50.31 %
24.32 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)27.85 %
1,350SAT Score1,190
31ACT Score27
83 %Graduation Rate71 %
12 %Transfer-out Rate-
93 %Retention Rate93 %
28,673Student Population46,810
4,210Number of Faculties2,994
14 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio14 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher Certification
Remedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement servicesOn Campus Student ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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