Short Answer Questions - Admissions | University of Pittsburgh

Short Answer Questions

Please note, these questions pertain to the Fall 2021 application.

We ask interested applicants to answer a series of short answer questions. Answering the following questions is optional, but strongly encouraged for U.S. applicants. Responses are required for international applicants.

Responses are required to be considered for scholarships and may increase the likelihood that you are considered for guaranteed admission programs, or given special consideration due to extenuating circumstances. The Admissions Committee reviews responses for quality rather than length. However, the most effective responses typically range from 200-300 words per question. Responses that are longer or shorter are acceptable.

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Domestic First-Year Applicants
Domestic Transfer Applicants
International Applicants