International - Admissions | University of Pittsburgh


We’re so excited that you’re interested in applying to Pitt! Let us walk you through the admissions process.

A World-Class Education

When applying to Pitt, you can find everything you want to build an amazing life and future. With a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio, you will be studying and researching with professors who are leaders in their field. Pitt is one of the top-ranked institutions in the world for research and innovation. Our urban location opens up many opportunities for internships and research, and our park-like campus is the perfect place to study and relax.

Looking for additional resources? Check out our International Student Brochure.Click thumbnail to open International brochure PDF

Applying to the University of Pittsburgh

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 when you apply to college. Submit your application and required admission materials early, especially if the school of your interest has unique deadlines.

International Student Information and Events
Application Tips
  1. Use your full legal name on all documents
    Always use your full legal name as it appears on your passport when completing your admissions, TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo, and SAT/ACT applications. We will not be able to issue the necessary immigration documents if the name you provide on your application is different from your name as it appears on your passport.

  2. Do not list a PO Box as permanent address
    In order for the Office of International Services to issue your I-20 form, the permanent home address listed on your application for admission must be a foreign physical address.

  3. High school not found in the application?
    Please use code 000004 for an unknown high school.

  4. College not found in the application?
    Please use code 009900 for an unknown college.

  5. Check your application status
    Log into Campus Experience. In the navigation on the left, choose admissions, then select application status. Select your current application and click the “View To Dos” button in the bottom right. If you do not see any to-dos, your application is in the review phase and you can expect to hear from us via email once your admissions decision is complete.

  6. Admissions decision
    Any Admissions Committee decision(s) will be uploaded to the Pitt Document Center. You can expect to receive a decision approximately 6-8 weeks from when all required items have been received and processed.

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