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University of Pittsburgh 2023-24 Supplemental Essay Prompt Guide 

University of pittsburgh 2023-24 application essay question explanations.

The Requirements: 1 essay of 200-300 words

Supplemental Essay Type(s): Oddball

Hello, future University of Pittsburgh grads. (We’re speaking it into existence!) The prompt below is only for applicants who wish to apply to Pitt Honors. Let’s dive in!

In lieu of an essay or personal statement, we ask interested applicants to answer a short answer question. The Admissions Committee reviews responses for quality rather than length. However, the most effective responses typically range from 200-300 words per question. Responses that are longer or shorter are acceptable. The question is required for Pitt Honors consideration.

Please select one of these questions., what is something you would like to see change in the world explain why..

The Admissions Committee wants to accept ambitious students who want to change the world for the better. So, if you could change anything in the world, what would it be? Take some time to brainstorm and write down anything that comes to mind. Maybe, if you had the power, you would make sure that no one in your city went to bed hungry. Why is this particular issue important to you? What steps would you take to enact this change? If, after reading this prompt, you immediately thought of something on the sillier side (flying cars! superpowers! robot dogs!), don’t be afraid to explore that topic and why it matters, too. As long as you are giving admissions better insight into who you are and what makes you tick, you’re on the right track. Let your imagination run wild and show the University of Pittsburgh admissions committee that you aren’t afraid to dream big.

If you had 10 minutes and the attention of a million people, what would your TED Talk be about?

We at CEA love this question because it’s a unique way of asking applicants the following questions: What do you care about and why? What’s important to you? What information do you wish other people had access to? Start by making a list of topics you could discuss or read about for hours. Maybe you’d like to use your TED Talk platform to speak about media literacy and how we can and should consider what we see online through the lens of the powers that dictate how and when we receive information. Perhaps you’d want to discuss AI art, plagiarism, and how it threatens human artists’ livelihoods. What keeps you up at night? What kind of positive effect do you want to have on the world? These are the questions you should be asking yourself when brainstorming for this prompt. Bonus points if you can speak to how a Pittsburgh education will prepare you to address this issue head-on in the future! 

What does it mean to be “educated”?

Since this question is for those applying to the honors college, we can assume that most applicants answering it are high-achievers in the traditional sense. But we all know that’s not the only type of education out there. Pitt is looking for a deeply considered, creatively written essay , so as we here at CEA so often recommend, grab a sheet of paper and start brainstorming! Which words, feelings, or characteristics do you associate with the word “educated?” Are there any people you can think of—people in your life, thought leaders, or even fictional characters—who don’t have a formal education but whom you would consider to be highly educated? What different kinds of education can you think of? In what ways are they different and in what ways are they fundamentally the same? Bonus points if you can describe how a Pitt degree would educate you in more than one way! 

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Frederick Honors College Application

The Frederick Honors College application process for first-year students closed on December 1. The application process for transfer students remains open until March 1 .

Admission to Frederick Honors College is highly competitive. It is based not only on the academic credentials you have already provided but also on your response to an additional essay. Please complete the short answer question below to apply to the Frederick Honors College.

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Length of Honors Essays?

I’m just wondering what the length of the Honors essays should be for Pitt. The website says nothing about this, and I tried googling but nobody else seems to have asked this same question. So, how long do you think they should be? Currently mine are 300-400 words, and I’m wondering if they should be longer. Thanks in advance.

I submitted my application around a week ago, and I’m 80% sure that it says on the top of the essay page that they prefer around 200-300 words. Mine was a little longer than 300 though.

That’s what it says for the normal college, not the honors college,

I think H2P said that the Honor’s essay should be a normal structured essay at 650 word length cap.

@coryindahouse there is no length limit but use our tips while you’re writing!

Pitt Honors Essay Tips: -Use the essays to tell us something your application, grades, and test scores cannot. -Don’t summarize or restate your accolades, activities, and awards; use this opportunity to provoke thought and engage your reader. -Proceed as if these essays are the most important factor in the Pitt Honors admissions process.

@hailtopitt1787 The honors college website indicates the average SAT is 1450 for honors students. May I ask whether you know if 1450 is the cutoff for honors. Should one with a lower SAT expect not to get in – maybe shouldn’t bother applying?

@sugaree20 that is an average so some students could have scored lower. The essays are really the chance for you to stand out!

@Sugaree20 Unless you have some other, incredible hook, you need an SAT score of at least 1450.

little worried now because I thought the honors essays were supposed to be the same length as the other ones so mine were between 200 and 300 words.

Quality essays are about content not length. In fact, many believe it’s much more difficult to write a compelling short essay (than a longer one). Editing is challenging.

An outstanding writer I know views it as valuable real estate. Make every word count. Editing is more than correcting sentence structure. It’s about discernment. Do the ideas matter? He judges every sentence with the “who cares” filter. Be brutually honest with yourself and don’t get married to any word, sentence, or thought. The final product will be far shorter than the original.

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2 Great University of Pittsburgh Essay Examples

The University of Pittsburgh, or Pitt, is a public research university just a few miles east of downtown Pittsburgh. Pitt enrolls almost 20,000 undergraduates, offers 17 different undergraduate and graduate schools, and has several alumni currently playing in the NFL, most notably three-time Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald. 

That combination of academic variety and athletic notoriety makes Pitt one of the most popular public universities in the country, which means you want to make sure your essays will help you  stand out from the crowd. In this post, we’ll break down two essays submitted by real students to Pitt, so that you can get a sense for what admissions officers are looking for.

Read our University of Pittsburgh essay breakdown to get a comprehensive overview of this year’s supplemental prompts.

Example 1 – Personal Statement for Pitt

Submission of either the optional personal statement or Common App personal essay is required for scholarship review, if applying without SAT or ACT scores, and may increase the likelihood that you are considered for guaranteed admission programs or given special consideration due to extenuating circumstances. 

The personal statement is your opportunity to communicate directly with the Admissions Committee. Applicants are welcome to submit anything that helps tell their story, being mindful and thoughtful about the quantity and quality of information shared. Share information not included elsewhere in your application. (750 words)

I’ve always wanted to know more about the human body. One day, while out walking, my dad explained to me the science behind his diabetes. He detailed the function of the pancreas, and how without it functioning properly, his blood sugar needs to be well managed in order for him to be healthy. I went home and researched the pancreas, and the more I knew about this one organ, the more I wanted to know about the rest of them. Then I was visiting my uncle in the hospital. His kidney had failed, and he was about to go through surgery. Through listening to the doctor explain my uncle’s ailment, I learned more about the function of the kidney and why it’s possible to live with only one of them. 

Both these experiences opened my eyes to the field of medicine, and ever since, I’ve been drawn to the science behind it. From reading textbooks about anatomy and microbiology to participating in summer programs in neuroscience and genetics, I’ve strived to immerse myself in many different fields of science to gain a wide range of knowledge. 

While I enjoy science in general, I know that I want to specifically become a physician because of what being a doctor means. With their vast knowledge, they have the ability to solve almost any medical problem and can do so in almost the blink of an eye. Having the knowledge to consider a patient’s symptoms and quickly make a diagnosis that could be the difference between life and death draws me into this career path. I want the opportunity to make an impact on people’s lives, and a hospital is one of the most critical places where I can make an impact on others. 

When looking at the opportunities Pitt provides for students looking into the medical field, I stumbled upon AMSA, a student organization for pre-medical students. This organization provides opportunities for students to shadow medical professionals, be paired with mentors who are also on the pre-med path, and partake in cutting-edge research labs. At Pitt, I would join the AMSA in order to pursue as many opportunities as I can to be a successful pre-med student. 

Further, I am interested in many of the Biology elective courses provided at Pitt. The Cell and Molecular Biology of Disease class piqued my interest as I am interested in the diseases that affect the structure and function of our body. From my learning in AP Biology and Anatomy to my internship in Genetics, I have been open to learning more about how the human body works in face of threats such as pathogens and other illnesses. At Pitt, I would take this Biology class in order to further my understanding of science and prepare myself for a future in medicine. 

My dream is to become a physician, and I believe I can most successfully reach this goal at the University of Pittsburgh.

What the Essay Did Well

The author has chosen to use this space to provide more context about the major they hope to pursue in college, making this essentially a “Why Major?” essay. They do a great job of including the details you hope to see in that kind of essay, including how they first became interested in medicine and how they envision Pitt helping them realize their dream of becoming a physician.

Additionally, the student uses their interest in medicine to highlight aspects of their personality that will make them an asset not only to a hospital, but also to Pitt’s campus community. For example, in the third paragraph, they say they want to be a physician because of the potential to be the difference between “life and death” for a patient. This explanation shows that the student is mature, altruistic, and unafraid of responsibility, all qualities that admissions officers value highly in applicants.

As noted above, the student also does a great job of explaining how they see Pitt specifically helping them on their journey towards becoming a doctor. Pretty much every school has resources for pre-med students, but by highlighting the student organization AMSA, as well as several specific courses they would like to take, the student shows admissions officers that they see Pitt, not just any old school, playing an essential role in helping them realize their medical dreams.

What Could Be Improved 

Technically speaking, this essay does do what the prompt asks, by “shar[ing] information not included elsewhere in your application,” as Pitt does not have a “Why Major?” prompt. However, when given the opportunity to write a personal statement , your primary goal should be addressing the following four core questions:

  • “Who Am I?”
  • “Why Am I Here?”
  • “What is Unique About Me?”
  • “What Matters to Me?”

These questions are not answered by this essay. Admissions officers are looking for a narrative which shares the author’s personality, feelings, and perspective, and unfortunately a “Why Major?” essay isn’t the best way of doing that. 

Including details about their interest in medicine isn’t a bad idea by any means, but the essay would be more informative if their overall topic was, say, their passion for “ mak[ing] an impact on people’s lives.” Then, they could describe several examples that showcase their selfless nature–for example, helping their elderly neighbor with groceries during the pandemic–with their intended career being one of them.

On a more technical level, although this essay is well-organized and has all the components of a “Why Major” essay, it would benefit from more showing, not telling . While we get a clear sense of how this student’s interest in medicine developed through conversations with his family, and then independently through textbooks and summer programs, that development would be more engaging if we felt like we were going on this journey with the student, rather than just getting a play-by-play.

For example, say the line “ With their vast knowledge, they have the ability to solve almost any medical problem and can do so in almost the blink of an eye” was replaced with with something like:

“While volunteering at a local hospital, I never ceased to be amazed by the doctors’ ability to rifle through towering stacks of charts and tests, the numbers making my own head spin vicariously, and instantaneously synthesize the complicated, often contradictory information.”

This version makes the same point in a much more engaging way, by placing us directly in the scene, and also includes information about how the student reacted to the hospital environment, which gives us a clearer sense of how their interest in medicine has shaped their personality more broadly.

Finally, one of the basic rules of college essay writing is to use as much of the space given to you as possible. College applications are limiting by nature, so you don’t want to voluntarily limit yourself even further by leaving words on the table. 

This student has used less than 500 of 750 possible words, which means they’re missing out on an opportunity to share more details of their personality with admissions officers. While you obviously don’t want to pad your essay with unnecessary information just to add words, 250 words is more than enough to say something substantive about yourself, and that extra information could be just the thing that convinces admissions officers to accept you.

Example 2 – Adapting to a New Environment

Black hole! Atom bomb! Brain functioning! Want to be a doctor!? Engineer!? Scientist!?

Here’s a ball. When you toss it upwards, there comes a point where it stops, reaches terminal velocity, and moves its way back to its starting point. That’s free fall and part of the one-dimensional motion.

Here is someone flying kites, wondering about their velocity, judging their height, and the length of the shadow, and tracing their motion. It is no longer just formulas, theorems, derivations, integration and differentiation, determinants, and determining permutations-combinations.

The transition from grade 10 to grade 11 class is definitely hard, crucial, and perplexing. Apart from the inner struggle, confusion, and dilemma of choosing the right stream that will determine one’s career path, a student faces pressure from external factors as well. Be it from parents, relatives, friends, or teachers, every student receives a plethora of advice, building the ongoing confusion in their mind. My mind was constantly juggling between the pros and cons of every field I was considering or was recommended to consider. My mind was in a state of confusion about whether I should prefer a high-paying job and go with the “popular subjects” despite having little interest in them, or if I should follow my heart and study the subjects that I love.

I finally decided to choose a stream that many would not. I heard many voices say, “Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology are not the ideal subject choices”. Hearing these words made me determined to prove my choices right and I soldiered on with my selection.

One of the major challenges was handling the rich curriculum of grade 11 and balancing the course curriculum with preparations for competitive exams. I was struggling to maintain my grades and hit the equilibrium that I needed to succeed in both of these concurrent responsibilities. I kept trying and refused to give up. My parents supported me constantly and conferred encouraging words upon me, motivating me more than the dopamine increase that coffee could ever give me. 

With mere two months from my high school graduation, I can proudly say that I persisted!

I have attained stability and equilibrium within my studies. I have also picked up on how to give proportionate time to every subject, along with steady participation in extracurricular activities, competitive exam preparation, and focus on my mental peace. J. Peterson remarks that “Experience is the best teacher”.

Indeed, I fathomed that I would walk my own path, however long it would take me to see it through. If I want to have a good life with a successful career and emotional satisfaction I have to work hard and I am prepared to do so. The results of my own decisions and actions will always mean much more than what has been bestowed upon me. I would risk it all again because I know that I can only enjoy what I have earned and what I have not earned is neither for me to claim nor find fulfillment in. Breaking away from the risk-averse crowd that holds an exaggerated fear of what can be lost and blazing my own path has been thoroughly refreshing, to say the least. I trust myself to defy the odds to achieve an unimaginable level of happiness and satisfaction that follows.

Please note that this essay was written by a non-native English speaker, so grammatical and phrasing issues will not be discussed in this analysis. While these issues would be problematic for a native speaker, admissions officers understand that non-native speakers face additional challenges in writing their essays, so they won’t judge minor linguistic mistakes.

Wow! This essay starts off with a whirlwind that immediately sucks us into the student’s train of thought (ironically, just like a black hole), and concludes with an emphatic statement about their chosen area of study. Writing a strong hook is difficult, but this student has done a fantastic job of making the essay engaging from the first word.

Furthermore, they maintain an honest, open tone throughout the essay. That candidness is crucial to any college essay, as it proves to admissions officers that the way the student is presenting themselves is genuine. Lines like “My mind was constantly juggling between the pros and cons of every field” and “Hearing these words made me determined to prove my choices right and I soldiered on with my selection” present their thoughts and feelings in a way that is personal, but that readers can still relate to.

Most importantly, the last paragraph includes several bigger picture lessons the student learned from their “new environment” of 11th grade. While the prompt doesn’t explicitly ask them to include takeaways, when reading any college essay admissions officers want to know why this story is relevant to what you would bring to their campus community, and this student’s last paragraph lays out a whole host of ways this experience will impact their mindset moving forward.

While, as outlined above, the experience the writer discusses was clearly formative for them, writing about academic challenges is a cliche essay topic , and thus one we recommend avoiding. Just about every student struggles to some extent with the transition from 10th to 11th grade, which means making that topic feel truly personal is incredibly difficult. Remember, the point of the college essay is to help yourself stand out. So, while you want to pick a topic that is genuinely meaningful to you, you also want to pick one that will help distinguish you from other applicants.

Additionally, the student writes “I finally decided to choose a stream that many would not. I heard many voices say, ‘Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology are not the ideal subject choices.’” While these sentiments may have been ones the student often heard, STEM subjects are actually more commonly selected as intended majors than subjects like English, history, or a foreign language, which makes the line about “choos[ing] a stream that many would not” feel somewhat contrived.

As a general rule, you want to avoid making broad statements of any kind in your college essay, and instead keep a narrow focus on your experience. For example, this student could replace these lines with something like:

“My friends found peering down a microscope all day to be good for nothing other than developing a bad neck cramp, so choosing to focus my grade 11 studies on biology meant I wouldn’t know most of the people in my classes. But I decided to take the plunge anyways: I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see, with my very own eyes, the cellular interactions that form the basis of all life.”

This version doesn’t make any big picture claims about the popularity of various subjects, and instead keeps the story grounded in the student’s story, and the particular obstacles they faced in choosing an academic path. Additionally, we get more details about what exactly drew them to STEM subjects, as right now their interest in those subjects seems to be largely grounded just in the fact that nobody else thought they should study them.

Finally, while this prompt doesn’t have a hard word count, this essay is over double the suggested length. As frustrating as word counts can be to navigate, they exist for a reason, as admissions officers have thousands of applications to evaluate and thus don’t have the time to read a novel for every student. Plus, overshooting the word count so substantially may suggest to admissions officers you have trouble following directions, which generally isn’t a quality they look favorably upon.

Where to Get Feedback on Your Essay 

Want feedback on your Pitt essays before you submit? That’s why we created our free Peer Essay Review tool , where you can get a free review of your essay from another student. You can also improve your own writing skills by reviewing other students’ essays. 

If you want a college admissions expert to review your essay, advisors on CollegeVine have helped students refine their writing and submit successful applications to top schools. Find the right advisor for you to improve your chances of getting into your dream school!

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How to write great answers to the 2019-20 university of pittsburgh essay questions, school supplements.

UPDATE: There are new University of Pittsburgh essay questions for 2020-21.   Check out our all-new guide! It’s a good idea to write the supplemental Pitt essays. They’re optional, but they will help you show that you’re a good fit for Pitt and increase your chances of admission and scholarships.

The recommended length for each essay is 200-300 words. You can write all three essays, or just focus on one or two. We recommend answering as many as you can.

Let’s take a look at the University of Pittsburgh essay questions!

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

The key word in this prompt is impact. What is something you read, watched, or listened to that led you to take action, discover a new interest, or develop a new goal?

Let’s look at some topic examples:

  • Read: A news article about homelessness in my city
  • Impact on actions: I started a clothing drive to collect winter coats for a local homeless shelter.
  • Watched: A YouTube video of the Boston Dynamics robots
  • Impact on interests: I became interested in robotics and decided to take a computer science class.

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 this University of Pittsburgh essay, try to pick an idea that relates to one of your interests. Your essay will be stronger if you’re writing about something that you’re really passionate about. For example: If you love computer programming, you could write about an app you want to create. If you’re fired up about marine conservation, you could invent an organization to help reduce ocean pollution.

If you’re struggling to come up with a topic, try answering these questions: What is something you want to change in the world? If you had the resources to change it, how would you do it?

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.

Unlike the other University of Pittsburgh essay questions, this prompt gives you a lot of freedom. There’s no right or wrong answer, but since this essay will be short, you should focus on just one value, interest, personal trait, or goal.

This is an opportunity to show the Admissions Committee why you would be a great addition to the University of Pittsburgh community. Here are some brainstorming questions to help you come up with a strong topic:

  • Have you achieved something awesome that you haven’t written about in your other essays?
  • What is one thing you have done to make your community or school a better place?

Finally, all three of the University of Pittsburgh essay questions have an open-ended word count: “200-300 words recommended, but can be longer or shorter.” Try to stay within 100 words of the recommended range – so, don’t go under 100 words or over 400 words.

Looking for information on the Pitt Honors College essays? Check out our guide.

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The David C. Frederick Honors College provides increased opportunity, incentives, and recognition for high academic attainment by students.

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Office of National Scholarships & Post-Graduation Success

Scholar-mentors work with all Pitt students and recent alumni to identify and apply for competitive national and international awards.

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Pittwire: 2 Pitt undergrads completed Pittsburgh Media Partnership internships

James Paul, a Frederick Honors College junior majoring in writing and law, criminal justice and society worked 10-15 hours each week to produce content for Pittsburgh Media Partnership members.

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Pittwire: This Pitt junior’s podcast is transforming communities through conversation

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  1. A Great Pitt Honors College Essay Example

    Explain why and how you would change it. (No word count given) While growing up, I was constantly reminded about my health. When I would rant about my trivial problems, my mother would respond with: "the most important thing is you are healthy." As a young and naive child, this response irritated me.

  2. How to Write the Pitt Honors College Application Essays

    July 7, 2023 read UPDATE: The Pitt Honors College application essays have been updated for 2020-21. Learn all about the changes! To win admittance to the University of Pittsburgh Honors College, you'll have to respond to two short answer questions.

  3. pitt honors essay : r/ApplyingToCollege

    for the supplemental essay for the frederick honors college at pitt, I have only seen it say to pick one of the three prompts and then respond — but they never included a word limit or general guideline.

  4. 2023-24 University of Pittsburgh Supplemental Essay Guide

    The Requirements: 1 essay of 200-300 words Supplemental Essay Type (s): Oddball Hello, future University of Pittsburgh grads. (We're speaking it into existence!) The prompt below is only for applicants who wish to apply to Pitt Honors. Let's dive in!

  5. Honors

    Notification Students meeting the December 1 deadline will be notified of their Frederick Honors College admissions decision on or before March 1. Visit Frederick Honors College Pitt Honors aims to meet the academic and extracurricular needs of Pitt University's most academically talented undergraduate students.

  6. UPitt Honors Essays

    There is no word count but he should write a well-structured essay. -Pitt Admissions Staffer system Closed April 18, 2021, 1:44pm 3 I noticed that both the UPitt Honors essays had a 750 word limit. For the regular essays, I know it's recommended that the essays be between 200-300 words.

  7. Frederick Honors College Application

    The application process for transfer students remains open until March 1. Admission to Frederick Honors College is highly competitive. It is based not only on the academic credentials you have already provided but also on your response to an additional essay. Please complete the short answer question below to apply to the Frederick Honors College.

  8. How to Write the University of Pittsburgh Essays 2020-2021

    And how long your application to the school should take? Here's what every student considering Pitt needs to know. Pitt Supplemental Essay Prompts All Applicants (Optional) Complete two of the four following short answer questions (200-300 words). Option A: Diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral to the Pitt community.

  9. PDF Pitt Honors Joint Degree Program Essay

    Pitt Honors Joint Degree Program Essay Using the space provided, please reply to the following essay prompt: If you could change anything in the world, what would it be? Explain why and how you would change it. Your essay should be no longer than 500 words.

  10. First-Year Admissions

    When you apply through the University of Pittsburgh's application process, the Common App, or the Coalition App, you will be asked to select and respond to an essay prompt, which allows us to learn more about you and your intentions to be an active community member and global citizen.

  11. PDF Frederick Honors Degree Program Essay

    Explain why and how you would change it. Your essay should be no longer than 500 words.

  12. Length of Honors Essays?

    I think H2P said that the Honor's essay should be a normal structured essay at 650 word length cap. hailtopitt1787 October 22, 2019, 6:15pm 5 @coryindahouse there is no length limit but use our tips while you're writing! Pitt Honors Essay Tips: -Use the essays to tell us something your application, grades, and test scores cannot.

  13. Honors College Essay Word Count? : r/Pitt

    Is there a word count on the Honors College essay? Couldn't find anything about it, CollegeVine said that it should be around 300 words. Thought that I'd ask here. Sort by: Hoooboy11 • 1 yr. ago If you go onto the actual honors college app, it should tell you at some point r/Pitt University of Pittsburgh r/ApplyingToCollege

  14. Admissions

    Step 1: Making a Plan Review due dates and requirements Before you start typing anything, familiarize yourself with the application and application process. Carefully read each writing prompt. Note the deadlines and instructions, so that there are no surprises later.

  15. 2 Great University of Pittsburgh Essay Examples

    CollegeVine College Essay Team July 31, 2023 10 Essay Examples, University of Pittsburgh | Pitt 2 Great University of Pittsburgh Essay Examples The University of Pittsburgh, or Pitt, is a public research university just a few miles east of downtown Pittsburgh.

  16. Pitt Honors Essay 2020 : r/Pitt

    From all I know about the honors college and in reading that question I believe they are mostly just looking for how you interpret that question and the way you answer it. I do not think they are looking to see you incorporate honors college resources in any way. Answer it about something you care about or something unique that is true to you.

  17. Honors Degree

    Honors Degree Requirements. Complete 18 academic credits of Frederick Honors College-approved courses. Earn 6 experiential credits (includes research, independent study, study abroad programs, internships, and co-ops) Complete the Honors Outside the Classroom Curriculum (OCC) Earn a GPA of 3.250 or higher.

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    Finally, all three of the University of Pittsburgh essay questions have an open-ended word count: "200-300 words recommended, but can be longer or shorter." Try to stay within 100 words of the recommended range - so, don't go under 100 words or over 400 words. Looking for information on the Pitt Honors College essays? Check out our guide.

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    Scholar-mentors work with all Pitt students and recent alumni to identify and apply for competitive national and international awards. Scholarships. ... James Paul, a Frederick Honors College junior majoring in writing and law, criminal justice and society worked 10-15 hours each week to produce content for Pittsburgh Media Partnership members. ...

  21. Apply to Honors College

    25 points - School Activities, Community Service, Employment, Honors and Awards; 20 points - Essay Evaluations (10 each) 10 points - Letters of Recommendation; 5 points - Discretionary; NOTE: Once the Honors College application is submitted, we will make one (1) attempt to email your High School counselor and the two (2) references. We will ...