University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

Pittsburgh, PA 15260

The Pittsburgh campus of the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. It is a public institution with an annual enrollment of over 16,000 students. It was established in 1787 and moved to its current location in 1908. The university is structured into 17 schools and colleges located on the Pittsburgh campus. Pitt is also affiliated with several medical facilities that are located near the campus, including the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Most of the campus is within the designated Oakland Civic Center/Schenley Farms National Historic District and two of the campus buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 

The University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing was founded in 1939. It offers several CCNE-accredited nursing programs, including traditional BSN, RN to BSN, and accelerated BSN. They also offer MSN and RN to MSN programs. The RN to BSN program is offered entirely online. Registered nurses can enjoy the convenience of pursuing their BSN while maintaining a part-time or full-time job. The traditional four-year BSN program includes a combination of liberal arts and sciences courses and core nursing courses. Instead of requiring students to complete their liberal arts background during their first two years, the nursing courses are offered throughout the four years. 


Campus LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate92%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Masters degrees (MSN, RN to MSN)
  3. Accelerated BSN
  4. RN to BSN
  5. Diploma
  6. LPN Closed in 2012
  7. Family Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 249
Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing Postbaccalaureate certificate 1
Nursing Education Postbaccalaureate certificate 1
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other Postbaccalaureate certificate 2
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 2
Nurse Anesthetist Master's degree 41
Clinical Nurse Specialist Master's degree 1
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other Master's degree 17
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 11
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Doctor's degree - professional practice 33
Nurse Anesthetist Doctor's degree - professional practice 2
Clinical Nurse Specialist Doctor's degree - professional practice 4
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other Doctor's degree - professional practice 8

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

UPMC St. Margaret - McKeesport Hospital Campus
8.2 miles away
California University of Pennsylvania
26.36 miles away
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Fayette- Eberly
37.83 miles away
West Liberty University
39.35 miles away
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
42.86 miles away
Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus
43.35 miles away
Indiana County Community College Center of WCCC
45.64 miles away
West Virginia University
55.91 miles away
Youngstown State University
58.24 miles away
Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center
60.07 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
07/01/1921 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
02/19/2016 - Current
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
03/30/2009 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/25/1999 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/25/1999 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
11/01/1952 - Current
Nursing (DNUR) - Diploma programs
05/01/1958 - Current
Nursing (DNUR) - Diploma programs
06/01/1965 - Current
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
11/01/2004 - 10/05/2012

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading590 to 680
SAT: Math600 to 700
SAT: Writing570 to 670
ACT Composite27 to 32
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$21,581
30k to 48k$22,498
48k to 75k$25,729
75k to 110k$29,414
Over 110k$30,738
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $737.00 $1,201.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $877.00 $1,468.00

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Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Pennsylvania state board of nursing
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
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Pittsburgh, PA 15260

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