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A college town like no other.

Students at Pitt truly enjoy the best of both worlds. They feel at home in the traditional college vibe of our charming tree-lined campus. At the same time, they have easy access to the vibrant, culture-rich city of Pittsburgh, what U.S. News and World Report called “One of the best cities to live.”

Pittsburgh is home to several Fortune 500 companies such as PNC Bank, Dick’s Sporting Goods and U.S. Steel. But what makes Pittsburgh really special are the 90 diverse neighborhoods, each with their own flavor and heritage. Yes, we’re partial to our own Oakland neighborhood, where you can tempt your appetite, explore the nightlife or feel like you’re away from it all in the park.


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.

Pittsburgh is also home to Fortune 500 companies like U.S. Steel, PNC Bank, and Dick’s Sporting Goods; research centers and offices from powerhouses such as Google, Apple, Disney, and Uber; and innovative small businesses and non-profits. Combine this wealth of opportunity with an affordable cost of living and it is no surprise that Pittsburgh is a top choice for young professionals.


4227 Fifth Avenue, Alumni Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15260


(412) 624-7717



No. 1 Public University in the Northeast

The University of Pittsburgh has been named the top public university in the Northeast, according to the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings.

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100+ Undergraduate Programs
Yes, we're an academic powerhouse, but we're also a place that values one-on-one relationships, individual talents, and intellectual curiosity.
Internships for Everyone
We'll show you how to connect with employers with a compelling resume and interview—then we'll help you identify internships that match your aspirations, and seal the deal.
The City is Our Campus
With a booming economy fueled by intellectual capital, Pittsburgh is a globally renowned success story. It’s also affordable, easy to navigate, and home to major corporate and nonprofit organizations that love to bring Pitt students on board.
Follow Your Curiosity
You can be a part of the meaningful research being done at Pitt as early as your first year.
Cathedral of Learning

1/4 The Cathedral of Learning "Cathy" is the centerpiece of our campus.

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2/4 Students study in the Cathedral Commons room.

Pittsburgh Campus

3/4 With more than 440 bridges in the city, Pittsburgh is also known as the city of bridges.

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4/4 The Panther is the proud mascot of the University of Pittsburgh.

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