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Build the Bridge to Your Future

Pittsburgh is a city of endless opportunity. With 446 bridges, it has more than any other city in the world. And that’s just the beginning Pittsburgh is home to a thriving economy, a vibrant culture, and a strong sense of community. The University of Pittsburgh is located in the heart of the city, and it is one of the top universities in the nation. Pitt offers a world-class education, research opportunities, and a diverse community.

Why Choose Pitt?

Want to explore all of your interests and double (or even triple) major? You’ve found the right place. Want to create a student organization with other students who share your passions? We support you. Looking for internships and research opportunities in cutting-edge industries like robotics, AI and health care? No problem.

At the University of Pittsburgh, no two student experiences look alike because no two students are the same. Each student builds their own bridge from where they are today to where they want to be. When you choose Pitt, you are choosing a place where you can pursue your dreams and make a difference in the world.

Surge in Fall 2022 Applications

A record number of first-year/freshman applications to the Pittsburgh campus have been submitted—so far nearly double the number compared to this time last year!

The surge of applications means that you can expect the initial review process to take longer than the previously advertised 6 to 8 weeks.  The Admissions Committee is working as carefully and diligently as possible to review this record number of applications. Your continued patience is greatly appreciated and you can find more information here.

Ryan Steinly portrait
Bridging passions and careers

What does language have to do with law?

Ask Ryan Steinly, a double major in classics and Spanish with a minor in German—and the recipient of a competitive fellowship after his first year at Pitt.

“I have always been interested in languages and global communication,” says Ryan. “I am also interested in working in the legal profession, and aspire to work in a global field where I can use my language skills. I was able to begin that work through my fellowship conducting legal research on Pennsylvania's current immigration system.”

With more than 100 majors and programs, every Pitt student can create their own customized curriculum.

Destiny Harris portrait
Bridging big opportunities and tight-knit communities

Pitt is a big place, bursting with opportunities. With more than 400 student organizations, it’s easy to find the great people you’ll connect with. And you can always form a new organization, like alumna Destiny Harrison-Griffin.

Now continuing her education at law school, Destiny founded the Association of Black Political Science Students, a natural hair appreciation group called Crown Culture, and Good Trouble, a student organization dedicated to promoting inclusivity on campus and throughout Pittsburgh.

Faculty Karen Gilmer, Department of Theatre Arts with undergraduate student Kyle Huber, reviewing Huber's research project in the history of costume design in Gilmer's office.
Bridging research and mentorship

Alumni Kyle Huber connected his interest in clothing and fashion to his theatre arts major when he found a mentor in Karen Gilmer, lecturer and faculty research mentor in the Department of Theatre Arts.

As a costumer designer, Gilmer’s mentorship showed Kyle how studying clothing and costumes of the past gives us insight into what life was like in any given time period. Her mentorship also taught Kyle the research skills that grad schools require and inspired a new way of learning.

“I am happy to be a part of helping students to see their potential to learn and grow,” says Gilmer. “I have imparted a life skill that will lead them to continue to want to know more and discover the possibilities that research can offer.”

BRIDGING EXCELLENCE AND AFFORDABILITY—The Princeton Review ranks Pitt among the top 200 colleges that pay you back.