The University of Pittsburgh, founded in 1787, is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United
States. As one of the nation's distinguished comprehensive universities, the resources of the University constitute an invaluable asset for the intellectual, economic, and social enrichment of Pennsylvania, while the international prestige of the University enhances the image of Pennsylvania throughout the world.
The University's mission is to:
Provide high-quality undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and professional fields, with emphasis upon those of special benefit to the citizens of Pennsylvania.
Offer superior graduate programs in the arts and sciences and the professions that respond to the needs of Pennsylvania, as well as to the broader needs of the nation and the world.
Engage in research, artistic, and scholarly activities that advance learning through the extension of the frontiers of knowledge and creative Read more… endeavor.
Cooperate with industrial and governmental institutions to transfer knowledge in science, technology, and health care.
Offer continuing education programs adapted to the personal enrichment, professional upgrading, and career advancement interests and needs of adult Pennsylvanians.
Make available to local communities and public agencies the expertise of the University in ways that are consistent with the primary teaching and research functions and contribute to social, intellectual, and economic development in the Commonwealth, the nation, and the world.
The trustees, faculty, staff, students, and administration of the University are dedicated to accomplishing this
mission, to which they pledge their individual and collective efforts, determined that the University shall continue to be counted among the prominent institutions of higher education throughout the world.
|Campus Setting:||Large city|
|Highest Degree Offered:||Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice|
|Level of Institution:||Four or more years|
|School Colors:||Blue and gold|
There is so much to do in Pittsburgh and so much to see whether you're looking for cuisine, museums, culture, or social interactions. We have professional baseball, football, and hockey teams in Pittsburgh so all sorts of sports fans can feel at home. The museums are large and within walking distance and since Pitt provides free transportation on the local Port Authority bus system, you can travel anywhere in the city at no cost. Great food is everywhere and there are famous eateries right on campus including Primanti Brothers and Quaker Steak and Lube (both featured on Man v. Food on the Travel Channel). Pitt also sponsors a constant array of entertainment including sponsoring trips around the city and bringing in therapy dogs for students to pet and love on once a week. The campus is also beautiful and surprising open for a city campus. In the early fall and spring there are enough open places for one to relax and enjoy the weather both on campus and within walking distance and there is a beautiful park less than a mile away where one can enjoy surprisingly quiet and peaceful wildlife on beautiful trials right in the middle of a city. If you're more of an indoor person, residence halls are lovely and Pitt also offers a single dorm option (even for freshmen) for those who are less social and are not yet ready to have a roommate. With free Internet and cable and a two large libraries located on lower campus, an indoor person can enjoy both video-games or a good book. The only downside of the city is that in the late fall and winter, Pitt experiences a fair share of rainy, dreary, and bitterly cold days, However, it gives you a better chance to get to know your roommates and floor mates!» Read More
Not all of college is going to classes, everyone needs some down time and Pittsburgh is a amazing city to be in with the different boroughs available to visit. There are plenty of places to hang out with friends and definitely great parties.» Read More
The University of Pittsburgh is located in the Oakland district of Pittsburgh and is surrounded by museums, art galleries, and even a botanical conservatory. It is a short walk to Schenley Park which has its own golf course and also just a bus ride away from downtown Pittsburgh where there are even more things to do.» Read More
The University of Pittsburgh is the perfect combination of city life and down home feel. I do a lot of traveling and Pittsburgh is one of the friendliest cities I have ever been to. The transportation is really easy to figure out and your Pitt I.D. lets you ride any city bus for free.» Read More