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Once you show up here, you’re going to need to take time to look around campus, walk and get lost and identify buildings you’ll be using. The same goes for Pittsburgh—the city is large, so you’ll probably be using your GPS for a few weeks if you plan on going into the city a lot.

As you consider attending the University of Pittsburg, you’ll find that the student population is big: 32,600+. Some students live in on-campus dorms, while others rent apartments or houses off-campus.

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The student-to-faculty ratio is a decent 14 to 1, which makes it fairly easy to get into your professor’s office for office hours. With such a large student body, that may surprise you. But the school has gone out of their way to retain large numbers of faculty. This way, they spread out the student and faculty numbers.

The university accepts advanced placement credits for AP exams you have passed and also accepts dual credits for students who are in high school and college simultaneously.

General Information

School Type Public
Campus Setting City: Large
Campus Housing Yes
Student Faculty Ratio 14:1
Graduation Rate 83%
Year Founded 1787

Student Enrollment

Total Students32,686


Undergraduate Student

Male 10,757
Female 12,628

Graduate Student

Male 4,278
Female 5,023

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Male 14,485
Female 17,606


Male 7,822
Female 10,388

Acceptance Rate57%

Male 54%
Female 59%

Enrollment 4,024

Male 1,730
Female 2,294
Application Fee $55
High School GPA Recommended
High School Rank Considered But Not Required
High School Transcripts Required
College Prep Courses Required
Recommendations Considered But Not Required
SAT/ACT Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Application Deadline Rolling
Common Application Accepted Yes

Tuition Cost & Financial Aid

When you combine your tuition, books, supplies, room, board and other costs, the total average price a student pays to attend Longwood University is $34,409.

Financial aid can cover a large part of this; in a recent academic year, Longwood’s average net price was $22,600, meaning that’s what students paid after financial aid was applied. And, depending on your parent’s annual income, you may pay even less.

  • Families who earn less than $30,000 pay around $20,075
  • Families earning between $48,001 and $75,000 pay around $25,110
  • Families who earn more than $110,001 pay around $31,201

A decent number of freshman students, 77%, qualified to receive financial aid. About 55% received an average of $12,737 in grants or scholarships. A lower percentage (47%) received an average of $12,717 in institutional grants and scholarships.

Average net price 2018-2019
Net Price $22,600
Average Total Aid $12,737
Students Receiving Financial Aid 77%
Room & Board $11,250

Sticker Price

  • Tuition In-State - $19,718
  • Tuition Out-of-State - $33,746
  • Books and Supplies - $755
  • Room & Board - $11,250
  • Other - $2,686


Before you finish your freshman year, you’re going to make a decision that is critical to your future and to the university. If you decide to stay, you become part of the retention rate: a number that illustrates how many first-year students are staying for their second year. At UofP, this is 93%, which is excellent.

Looking at graduation rates, UofP is doing well there, too. The 4-year graduation rate is 65% and the 6-year rate is 83%.

You may, at some point, look at your schedule and notice that one class or more interferes with each other or your work hours. Do you just drop the classes and take them at another time? Hold off on that and check with your advisor. The university offers both evening classes and online learning. You may be able to use these resources to inject some much needed flexibility into your schedule. This is especially important for classes that aren’t offered every academic year.

The most popular degrees offered here are: engineering; business, management; marketing and related support services; health professions and related programs; biological and biomedical sciences; and psychology.

Student Population Total

Student Population 32,686

Evening Classes : Yes
Online Learning : Yes

Most Popular Programs & Majors

(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)

All Engineering Majors 713 Total Graduates / 15%
Mechanical Engineering 191 Graduates
Chemical Engineering 115 Graduates
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 83 Graduates
Computer Engineering, General 83 Graduates
All Business Majors 615 Total Graduates / 13%
Finance, General 205 Graduates
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 194 Graduates
Accounting 137 Graduates
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 49 Graduates
Health Professions and Related Programs 594 Total Graduates / 13%
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 215 Graduates
Rehabilitation Science 147 Graduates
Pharmaceutical Sciences 85 Graduates
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 57 Graduates
All Biological & Biomedical Majors 453 Total Graduates / 10%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 217 Graduates
Neuroscience 148 Graduates
Molecular Biology 29 Graduates
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 17 Graduates
All Psychology Majors 401 Total Graduates / 9%
Psychology, General 340 Graduates
Educational Psychology 61 Graduates
All Other Diplomas 41%

Outcome & Salary

Let’s say you accept a wonderful job and you’re going to start right after graduation. Graduate’s from the University of Pittsburg have early-career salaries that average around $55,900. Later, around the middle of their careers, graduate’s salaries increase to an average of $100,400. This shows that it’s worth the effort to get yourself all the way through college and to keep searching for your first job after college. Even if you don’t start out with the salary you’re hoping for, things are sure to get better.

Another way to think about this is in terms of return on investment (ROI). Your 4-year cost of education figures into this: that figure averages around $90,400. A UofP graduate’s 10-year salary earnings potential is $724,230 and their 20-year potential earnings are closer to $1,728,230. After you subtract the 4-year cost of education, the total 10-year projected ROI is $633,830 and the 20-year projection is $1,637,830.

High school graduates’ salaries and income aren’t as high. The national average salary for a high school graduate is $38,792. Their 10-year projected income is $387,920 and their 20-year projected income is $775,840.

Graduates Salary
College Grads Early Career Salary $55,900
College Grads Average Salary $72,423
College Grads Mid Career Salary $100,400
Return on Investment (ROI)
10 Year Salary Earnings Potential $724,230
20 Year Salary Earnings Potential $1,728,230
Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year $90,400
10 Year Projected ROI $633,830
20 Year Projected ROI $1,637,830
No College Education Salary Comparison
National Average Salary $38,792
10 Year Projected Income $387,920
20 Year Projected Income $775,840

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