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University of Pittsburgh Class of 2023 Discussion Thread


Replies to: University of Pittsburgh Class of 2023 Discussion Thread

  • bamdbamd Registered User Posts: 62 Junior Member
    Hi..Does Pitt give any additional scholarship for National merit finalists? Also they awarded me 15K..got better merit aids with other colleges, but want to go to Pitt. Is there a way to request for more merit aid?
  • carachel2carachel2 Registered User Posts: 2,974 Senior Member
    @bamd Pitt does not award National Merit finalist scholarships. They used to have a cost analysis procedure where you could appeal your merit award but that was discontinued last year.
  • calmomofonecalmomofone Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    Is there anyone from California considering Pitt?
  • rockmom21rockmom21 Registered User Posts: 116 Junior Member
    Yes! My daughter, Engineering Major. :) We are in Orange County, what about you?
  • hailtopitt1787hailtopitt1787 Registered User, College Rep Posts: 1,923 Senior Member
    Hi @bamd,

    I have answered this question on here previously but the University of Pittsburgh does not automatically award scholarship dollars to students who are selected as National Merit Finalists. Pitt does, however, offer three National Merit Scholarship Corporation College Sponsored Awards in the amount of $1,000 each. These awards are given once the NMSC has offered all of its scholarships (after May 1st). To be considered, students must notify the NMSC that Pitt is their number one choice school by April 1 which has already passed.

    -Pitt Admissions Staffer
  • LCOLCO Registered User Posts: 19 Junior Member
    There is a great Facebook group for new Pitt parents....PITT PARENTS-CLASS OF 2023-unofficial. It's so informative! And it's wonderful meeting other parents!
  • LivSofMomLivSofMom Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Did your daughter commit to Pitt? We are from Orange County, California, and my daughter committed to Pitt. I wasn't sure there would be any others nearby. What high school does your daughter go to?
  • collegeIZrubbishcollegeIZrubbish Registered User Posts: 93 Junior Member
    Does anyone know when housing decisions come out? I submitted mine a few days ago
  • mommdcmommdc Registered User Posts: 11,250 Senior Member
    Housing assignments for freshmen go out in the summer, I think July?
  • hailtopitt1787hailtopitt1787 Registered User, College Rep Posts: 1,923 Senior Member
    @collegeIZrubbish I believe it'll be in mid-June. You can read the process on their website: https://www.pc.pitt.edu/housing-services/housing-process/first-year-students


    -Pitt Admissions Staffer
  • rockmom21rockmom21 Registered User Posts: 116 Junior Member
    @LivSofMom yes, sorry so late with the reply.
    Our daughter committed to Pitt! Really excited about it! We are from Orange Co CA as well, she will attend the first Panther Connect this summer and has made marching band.
    She attended Mater Dei Santa Ana. She is hoping to live in Forbes Engineering LLC.
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