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At the University of Pittsburgh, whether you’re diving in for the first time, joining us from another country, seeking a world-renowned graduate program, or transferring in to find your place, you’ll discover a community at Pitt that is changing the world. Uncover the many ways to put together a life of success and significance at the University of Pittsburgh. See what happens when your talents and ambitions converge with everything we know and offer.
The eradication of polio throughout most of the world started with a breakthrough in the Pitt lab of Dr. Jonas Salk and his research team. When the vaccine’s success was announced on April 12, 1955, Salk was hailed as a miracle worker and American hero.
Pittsburgh is an extraordinary American city in so many respects. The striking geography of bridges and rivers. The nationally recognized cultural scene. The pride that comes with cheering for three major league sports teams: the Penguins, Pirates, and Steelers. And the rich tapestry of 90 distinctive neighborhoods—including Pitt’s own, Oakland—that give Pittsburgh its genuineness and warmth.
Pitt is the lead institution for the National Science Foundation’s CHREC consortium, which develops computers that can function in space. Pitt undergraduate students got to contribute to a major CHREC project – preparing the next iteration of the group’s space processor for the International Space Station.
Members of the Pitt community will help acclimate you to college living, orient you to our campus and city, and introduce you to the people you’ll work with and learn from. Pittsburgh may be a major city, but our campus is not right downtown and is quite compact so it’s easy to get around and get involved. There’s always something happening in the city or on campus.
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