University of Pittsburgh (PA)

University of Pittsburgh (PA)

Common Application


Regular Decision: Rolling

Essay Questions:

In lieu of an essay or personal statement, we ask interested international applicants to answer a series of short answer questions. Answering the following questions is required. Your answers may increase the likelihood that you are 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 250-500 words in total for all three questions. Responses that are longer or shorter are acceptable. If you decide to submit short answers, please answer all questions.

  1. Describe yourself.
  2. Describe why studying in the U.S. and at Pitt are good choices for you.
  3. Describe an experience where you had to adjust to a culture other than your own.

Documents Required:
  • $45 Application Fee or Waiver
  • Official score reports from the SAT or ACT
  • Official score report of TOEFL
  • Secondary School Report
  • Final Report 

Other Information:

Address: Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, 
               4227 Fifth Ave, Alumni Hall, 
               Pittsburgh, PA 15260-6601

Phone: 412-624-7488
FAX: x
Application Info:

SAT/TOEFL Code: 2927
ACT Code: 3734