TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Applications up at Pitt

Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, 5:03 p.m.
 

More high school seniors are warming up to the University of Pittsburgh.

Pitt spokesman John Fedele said Thursday that the main campus has received 12,584 applications for fall 2014 in the first five weeks of the admissions cycle, an increase of 78 percent — or 5,530 applications — over the same time last year.

Applications are up 125 percent among out-of-state students and more than 60 percent among in-state students, he said.

The spike doesn't mean the quality of applicants is going down, Fedele said. In fact, the opposite is occurring. Average SAT scores of applicants rose by 11 points over the same period last year.

Pitt received 27,634 applications for its fall 2013 freshman class. That's up from 24,871 for fall 2012 and 7,825 for fall 1995, the school reported.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Shooting at hospital near Philadelphia injures 3
  2. Man snatches purse behind mall
  3. Truck crashes into Dairy Queen, five injured in Penn Hills
  4. Beaver DA believes girls might have lived had dad responded faster
  5. Allegheny County public works director leaves job
  6. Rossi: Johnston must reach Malkin in Moscow
  7. Woman accused of stabbing boyfriend in back
  8. DA must approve some arrests based on eyewitness identification
  9. Steelers are in familiar territory going into training camp in Latrobe
  10. Findlay company owed another $27M, judge decides
  11. Air Algerie flight ‘probably’ crashed in Mali in rough weather
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.