Founded in 1787, the University of Pittsburgh, originally named the Pittsburgh Academy, begins life in a log cabin on the American frontier. In petitioning Pennsylvania’s state assembly to charter an academy of learning in Pittsburgh, founding principal Hugh Henry Brackenridge writes, “We all know that the strength of a state greatly consists in the superior mental powers of the inhabitants.”
With 16 schools, thriving multidisciplinary centers, and close ties to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pitt research reaches across disciplines. Pitt researchers also collaborate with colleagues from 80-plus other universities—including nearby Carnegie Mellon University—and corporate partners near Pitt's urban campus. The following are multidisciplinary research areas where Pitt is a current or emerging leader.
The Office of Career Services offers personalized services to assist students in securing rewarding internships, jobs, and other professional opportunities. A broad range of services and resources are available to current students and alumni.
The Office of Student Services provides a full range of services and resources to support students and prospective students from application through graduation. The main objective of our office is to provide quality supportive services to ensure students have a positive academic experience while earning their graduate degree from GSPIA. Based on a student-focused approach, we provide students with a graduate enrollment counselor who serves as the first point of contact for class registration, financial aid application and preparation for graduation.
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.
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.
More than 160 software packages are available to students at little or no cost. Most software can be downloaded at no cost from the Software Download Service at My Pitt including Microsoft Office. Some software is available for purchase at discounted prices at the Technology Services Desk at the University Store on Fifth.
Our ongoing goal is to make Pitt’s campus feel like your home away from home. In addition to helping you feel safe and comfortable in your new surroundings, we’ll help you forge connections and create a sense of community. Our programming will support a balanced college experience, and make Pitt feel like home.
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.
Pitt students participate in 9th Annual PMADD This past Saturday, students from the University of Pittsburgh volunteered at the ninth annual Pitt Make a Difference Day (PMADD). Students from the Oakland campus as well as regional campuses took part in a variety of service projects ranging from community cleanups and beautification projects to projects with nonprofit agencies, schools, and neighborhood associations. More than 3,850 students and staff from the Oakland campus were able to serve the Pittsburgh community.
The University of Pittsburgh, including its School of Medicine is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.