The institute enrolled its first class of 100 students in the fall of 2015. The independent institution code is provided for applicants’ convenience. All applicants are required to attend the Gaokao (The National College Entrance Examination) and apply for programs offered by Sichuan University – Pittsburgh Institute.
Applicants are required to reach the first-class university admission line and are selected based primarily on academic performance. Transfer is allowed within the institute if students meet the transfer criteria and academic requirements.
In 2016, Sichuan University Pittsburgh Institute recruited 160 students from ten provinces and municipalities, including Sichuan, Chongqing, Beijing, Yun’nan, Hu’nan, Liaoning, Zhejiang, Jilin, Anhui and Shandong.