|Students who got into UP say:|
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| | 94 GPA, 2 clubs, participated in 2 sports. I did a lot of volunteering though, I think that's what overall helped me get into the school.
Just make sure you're a well rounded individual. I was 50/almost 800 kids in my class.
I originally had to withdraw from another school back years ago for family health emergency which left my GPA at like a 1.67 (terrible). After a few years I attended CCAC here in Pittsburgh and maintained above a 3.5+ GPA for their institution, getting into our honors college, so a combined 2.44 avg GPA. I got really good recommendation letters, wrote a personal statement that explained my time at my first school, and my transfer essay. I was admitted no problem, within a week or so. I even applied very very late, around early May. I had a 1150 out of the old SAT score, very good high school grades with tons of extracurricular activities.
Overall I don't see how they're super selective, I guess just either do very well to begin with or if you have any bad history just write a really amazing essay and statements. Recommendations that are current too!
I did nothing to get in this university. I have one more year before I graduate high school and receive offer from pitt, now I regret taking this offer.
DO NOT GO TO PITT! I wasted my 3 yrs to tell you this!!!
Pitt generally looks for an all around, well rounded student.
| Physical Therapy/Exercise Science|| Jul 09 2013 |