We are confident that you will love it here. Pitt students hold an immense amount of pride for all of the ways that one of the world’s best research universities puts so much within reach – in ways that feel truly individualized. As a transfer student, there are a few things you need to know about life at Pitt:

Admissions Process

The University of Pittsburgh uses holistic admissions review. The Transfer Credit/GPA Guidelines will give you an idea of what each school/college recommends, but we highly recommend that you carefully read the application requirements.


On-campus housing is very limited and priority is given to freshmen and returning students who received housing guarantees as freshmen. If you need housing, we strongly recommend that you plan to look off-campus. With 89 distinct neighborhoods, you are sure to find the area in Pittsburgh that best suits your personality and needs.

Our Off-Campus Living office can help you find the perfect apartment in the neighborhood that is right for you. They will offer advice and help match you with landlords, realtors, roommates, and sublets.


Public transportation from most neighborhoods is readily available and Pitt students can ride the Port Authority transit system fare-free with a valid student I.D.

If you choose to commute to Pitt by car, there are various parking plans designed to fit your lifestyle. For those who drive only occasionally there are hourly and daily rates at a variety of University lots, private lots, and city-owned parking facilities. If you plan on making the drive to campus more frequently, you can purchase a parking permit that will meet your individual needs in the form of resident, commuter, or evening student passes.