University of Pittsburgh

Category: Tier 1 Research institutions | State: Pennsylvania

About University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh is a leader in education, a pioneer in research, and a partner in regional development. The University has an extensive array of undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs to help student veterans achieve their education and career goals. There are more than 400 degree and certificate programs offered by our 16 schools and four regional campuses. The University of Pittsburgh is institutionally accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education.

Military Friendly Ratings

We rate how Military Friendly® an organization is within 6 different categories. Learn more about our methodology.

The ratings below reflect the extent to which each organization exceeds the benchmark standards for Military Friendly®.

Academic Policies & Compliance

86%

Admissions & Orientation

59%

Culture & Commitment

77%

Financial Aid & Assistance

11%

Graduation & Career

35%

Military Student Support & Retention

31%

Why attend University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh's Office of Veterans Services facilitates the transition of veterans from military to University life, supports their ongoing academic success, and assists veterans, guardsmen, reservists, and dependents in receiving their education benefits. The Office is actively involved with veteran community organizations and offers other services including academic and financial guidance, pre-admissions counseling appointments, career development and resume workshops, orientation sessions designed for veterans and families, active duty withdrawal assistance, veterans student groups, and networking opportunities.

Ratings

Top Degrees

plaeholder-teamFinancial Planning & Services

A program that prepares individuals to plan and manage the financial interests and growth of individuals and institutions. Includes instruction in portfolio management, investment management, estate planning, insurance, tax planning, strategic investing and planning, financial consulting services, and client relations.

Undergraduate Graduate
In State Out of State In State Out of State
Tuition $17,292 $28,058 $21,260 $34,944
Fees $900 $900 $800 $800
Room $11,536 $11,536 N/A N/A
Board N/A N/A N/A N/A
Books $762 $762 N/A N/A
Other Expenses $3,300 $3,300 N/A N/A
Totals $33,790 $44,556 $22,060 $35,744
  • Approved for Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Utilize the Federal Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
  • Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA) Funding
  • DOD Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Tuition Assistance
  • Waives the admission application fee for military students and veterans
  • Awards college credit for passing scores on CLEP exam
  • Provide admissions events or special admissions information sessions customized for prospective students who are military service members
  • Customized student orientation program for military students
  • Mentoring/on-boarding programs for new military students or veterans
  • Additional scholarships specifically for military students and veterans
  • In-state tuition without residency requirements for military personnel
  • Compliant with Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 ("Choice Act")
  • Active duty or reserve military student returns without penalty after deployment
  • Returning student receive reimbursement or remission of course fees
  • Offers evening programs
  • Offers weekend programs
  • Offers accelerated courses (i.e., 6-8 weeks course completion time)
  • On-campus living requirement for students at any point in their enrollment
  • On-campus living requirement waived for active military students
  • Explicit commitment to serving the military and veteran community
  • Formal policy in place regarding business conduct and compliance when admitting, educating, advising, and placing military and/or veteran students
  • Academic support/tutoring
  • Academic advising
  • Study skills workshops
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Career planning services
  • Mental health counseling
  • Transition Assistance
  • Accommodations for military students with disabilities
  • Full-time veteran counselors or advisors on staff
  • Veteran-to-veteran peer mentoring program
  • Online clubs or associations for military service members or veterans
  • Dedicated social space for gathering (e.g. a student lounge or veteran center) reserved specifically for military service members and veterans
  • Campus/social networking events planned specifically for veterans?
  • Specialized career guidance counseling or other programs to help military students identify careers to pursue
  • Industry-employer relationship programs available to active duty military students and veterans to assist with post-graduate employment outcomes