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The New University of Pittsburgh Essay Prompts for 2019-20

UPDATE!  Our new, fully updated guide to the 2019-20 Pitt prompts has been released!  Check it out here.  Need info on the Pitt Honors College application essays?  We've got a guide for that too.

The University of Pittsburgh has changed two out of its three supplemental essay requirements for 2019-20! Let's take a look at the new questions you'll need to answer if you want to attend this school. There's no required word limit for any of the questions, but Pittsburgh recommends keeping it to 200-300 words.

New Questions

Tell us about something you have read/watched/listened to that made an impact on you. Tell us why it made an impact.

What else should we know about you? Take this opportunity to tell the Admissions Committee anything else you think we should know as we review your application for admission.


The Old Question

If you could create a new product, process, business, or organization, what would this entity look like? (We especially encourage applicants interested in the College of Business Administration or the Swanson School of Engineering to respond to this question.)

  • For some help tackling this last question, check out our guide from last year.
  • To learn more about new supplemental requirements for every school, check out our Essay Updates page.

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