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University of Pittsburgh

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About

History

Founded in 1787, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. Pitt people have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.

Education

Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 63 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.

Research

As members of a top public research university, Pitt undergraduates can engage in research, scholarship, and creative projects with faculty members who are leaders in their fields. Read more about undergraduate research opportunities.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
47 -4
2019
43 5
2018
48
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
89 1
2018
90 -22
2017
68
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
113 -3
2019
110 -10
2018
100
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
140 -4
2019
136 6
2018
142
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Services

Student services

The University's administration is led by Chancellor Patrick Gallagher and overseen by a Board of Trustees with input from faculty, staff, and student shared-governance organizations and support from various offices.

Housing services

Pitt offers a wide range of housing options. Our residence halls featuring online network access, study and recreation lounges, fitness centers, coffee carts, and special academic communities.

The University's Off-Campus Living Department provides students with the information and tools to successfully reside in off-campus accommodations. Explore the department's Renters’ Guide, apartment listings, roommate matching, and landlord services.

Dozens of hotels near the Pittsburgh campus offer lodging for visitors and for students before they settle into long-term housing.

Library services

Pitt’s University Library System (ULS) is the 22nd-largest academic library system in North America. It includes 15 libraries and collections and holds more than 6.4 million volumes and specialized collections including the Archive of Scientific Philosophy and the Archives of Industrial Society, as well as major foreign-language materials from around the world totaling 1.4 million volumes.

Medical services

We are your primary source for high-quality medical care and health education during your years at Pitt.   Our facility is fully accredited, and we employ a team of dedicated professionals who can serve a wide range of your healthcare needs.   Our services will enhance your living and learning experience, and contribute to your holistic well-being.

Student Life

Campus life

Take a 360-degree virtual tour or a photo tour and explore an interactive map of the 132-acre Pittsburgh campus, located in the city's Oakland neighborhood. You can also search for specific buildings.

Pitt's regional campuses in Bradford, Greensburg, Johnstown, and Titusville offer the advantages and environment of liberal arts colleges along with the resources and prestige of a major research university.

Sports facilities

Our Club Sports Program is dedicated to providing students safe opportunities for participation in a wide variety of competitive, recreational, and instructional sport activities. Club sports offer leadership opportunities and team-building experiences, as each club is organized, managed, and led by students. To support club sport activity and growth, we provide access to campus recreation facilities and services.

Student clubs

Student organizations play a major role in our active and vibrant campus community. Our Student Organization Resource Center (SORC) is here to ensure that our 600+ student organizations have the support they need to operate at the highest level.

Accreditation

The University of Pittsburgh, including its School of Medicine is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition, the School of Medicine is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education of the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association and by the Executive Council of the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Student Reviews

It is only a personal opinion....
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

University was good but more focus was on to market it on the outside world at times than focusing on the core research and students which make up a proper university. But over the years they have tried to improve a lot and the upcoming years were able to take the benefit of the same.

University of Pittsburgh - Undergraduate
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Pitt is such a great school with plenty of opportunities for students to choose their own paths. There is something for everyone here, if they choose to seek it!

Hail to Pitt!
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Being a large public university, I feel that Pitt offers a nice selection of courses. I really enjoy the courses offered at the University both related to my major and unrelated to my major as general education courses. I enjoy the professors in the liberal arts classes. I really love Pitt and the academic opportunities it provides. However, being at a big school, I feel...

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