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 four-years, public schools.
  • Pitt has more expensive tuition & fees ($35,394) than Penn State ($25,574).
  • It is harder to admit to Pitt than Penn State.
  • Pitt has a higher submitted SAT score (1,360) than Penn State (1,250).
  • Pitt has higher submitted ACT score (31) than Penn State (28).
  • Penn State has more students with 88,914 students while Pitt has 33,230 students.
  • Pitt has more full-time faculties with 4,261 faculties while Penn State has 2,994 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus and The Pennsylvania State University.
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PittPenn State
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Pittvs.Penn State
Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaLocationUniversity Park, Pennsylvania
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, public
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$20,362
Out-Of-State$35,394
Tuition & Fees
In-State$15,890
Out-Of-State$25,574
57% ($11,907)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)56% ($9,887)
$11,907Average Amount of Financial Aid$9,887
59.71 %Acceptance Rates78.27 %
24.32 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)20.93 %
1,360SAT Score1,250
31ACT Score28
84 %Graduation Rate72 %
12 %Transfer-out Rate-
93 %Retention Rate87 %
33,230Student Population88,914
4,261Number of Faculties2,994
14 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio15 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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