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University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 1,288 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 3 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

52% Women
48% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Big East Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $995,545)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $157,235)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 73 129 - -
Baseball 35 - - -
Basketball 16 18 - Yes
Football 110 - - -
Gymnastics - 16 - -
Soccer 26 24 Yes Yes
Softball - 17 - -
Swimming and Diving 27 34 - -
Tennis - 11 - -
Volleyball - 23 Yes Yes
Wrestling 30 - - -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Rowing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4.4%
Black/non-Hispanic 5.9%
Hispanic 1.5%
Non-resident alien 6.5%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 7.0%
Two or more races 0.7%
White/non-Hispanic 73.9%
Percent of students with disability 5%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 39
Liquor Law Violation 169
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 7
Property Crime 50
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Shea from Montrose, PA
  • 3
  • Dorm life is one of Pitt's weaker points. While its not awful, dorm life certainly isn't as good as you would probably find at a smaller private university. First of…

  • Jan-11-2012 Read More
  • Debra from Harrington Park, NJ
  • 4
  • Freshman dorms are livable, located near popular academic buildings, and assist in creating friendships in that first year of college. Upperclassmen apartments and dorms are beautiful. The suites are extremely…

  • Apr-26-2012 Read More
  • Paige from Batavia, IL
  • 5
  • Dorm life at the University of Pittsburgh is awesome. I lived in Forbes, home to the SPACE living learning community. Basically everyone in my dorm was a freshman engineer. This…

  • May-09-2012 Read More
  • Austin from Erie, PA
  • 5
  • I was privileged in receiving Sutherland (my top choice) for my dorm. On top of the hill, Sutherland has the most spacious rooms for freshmen and private bathrooms. …

  • May-10-2012 Read More
  • Bridgette from Olney, MD
  • 5
  • The dorm life at Pitt is perfect for every kind of personality. Most Freshman choose to live in Towers, which is the center of campus, and is therefore a little…

  • Aug-10-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Katlyn from Franklin, PA
  • Feb-24-2015 I am a current student here

    There are a lot of places to eat all over campus along with all the different places right down the road from the center of campus. There are blocks of different food places, and the dinning areas on campus are not that bad either. Market Central has a ton of different food choices, and it is all you can eat.

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  • 4
  • Aaron from Houston, TX
  • Dec-23-2014 I am a current student here

    There are lots of options on campus, in the Cathedral of Learning, on Forbes Avenue. There is always somewhere to eat. However, the food in the dining halls are not always too appealing. They get old really fast. But if you don't mind spending money outside of your meal plan, this will not be a problem for you . It's always a good idea to get lots of Dining Dollars and less swipes.

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  • 3
  • Joseph from Pittsburgh, PA
  • Dec-21-2014 I am a current student here

    The food here is okay. If you like chicken patties, pizza and burgers this is the place! They serve them every day which can be bland. But there are also vegetarian and vegan options.

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  • 4
  • Bria from Olympia Fields, IL
  • Dec-11-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I did not eat there so I have no idea, but most of the people I've talked to said it was pretty good and that their meal plan works at normal restaurants on campus also.

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  • 3
  • Olivia from Coatesville, PA
  • Oct-02-2014 I am a current student here

    The food options at Pitt are plenty. The main dining hall is almost always open with a bunch of different dining options. If you don't have time to sit down, there are countless to go places within a five minute walk of almost every academic building. If you don't want to buy campus food, there are still plenty of chain restaurants up and down Forbes Avenue and many of them have deals and discounts on certain days of the week.

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  • 3
  • Joseph from Pittsburgh, PA
  • Mar-30-2014 I am a current student here

    Dining is ok, but it'll get old fast. The biggest place for Freshman to go is market, which isn't bad food, but it will get boring after the first semester.

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  • 2
  • Kristina from Wyncote, PA
  • Mar-18-2014 I am a current student here

    There is a variety of foods in Oakland and on various places around campus. When you get tired of market, and you most likely will, places in the union, the cathedral, quickzone, and any other places to use dining dollars is a life saver. The cafeterias here, market central and the perch, aren't all that is cracked up to be after the first few months and the first year at most. You get carried away with talking to your friends and eating for hours where you don't notice the food you have consumed. Most of it isn't all that healthy, but I guess what college is, but the buffet style allows you to have some choice.

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  • 3
  • Taylor from NJ
  • Mar-12-2014 I am a current student here

    I mean, it's Sodexo, which basically runs all college dining halls nowadays, from Fairfield to Stevens to Pitt. To put it simply, it's not gourmet food. But I can say that the vegan and gluten-free choices have massively improved in the last few years. If you have special needs for food, whether it's a lifestyle choice or serious allergy, Pitt is definitely willing to work with you even on a dining plan.

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  • 4
  • Lianne from Seattle
  • Feb-23-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is not bad, but it gets old quickly. One great thing is that there are many places you can choose to eat. We have on campus Chik-fil-A, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and Einstein Bros in addition to two dining halls and several cafes.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Joseph from Pittsburgh, PA
  • Dec-21-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life in Pittsburgh is minimal ( about eight percent of students) and has very negative associations. Greek life is also expensive and the stereotyped are basically caricatures on campus. Coming from a working class town like Pittsburgh and a working class family the sense of entitlement that is associated with frats is typically frowned upon. Besides there are much better ways to make friends at Pitt rather than pay for them. All of the clubs are very open minded.

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  • 0
  • Lianne from Seattle
  • Feb-23-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is definitely present on Pitt's campus, but there is no pressure to join. Pitt has a low percentage of students involved in Greek life, but it is there if you are interested.

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  • 0
  • Sarah from York Haven, PA
  • Feb-20-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is not really that big at Pitt. There are multiple sororities and fraternities, but this is not a school that is Greek or leave.

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  • 0
  • Emily
  • Jan-04-2014 I am a current student here

    Very low... I believe the percent is around 10. Greek life is not huge at Pitt, but it is an option for many people who choose to participate. There are social and service fraternities. There are sororities as well.

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  • 0
  • Chuck from Ohio
  • Dec-18-2013 I am a current student here

    You don't have to be a part of it to have a good time. There are definitely clique-y, overly-confident, typical frat guys here, but they aren't a big issue. Most decent frats have closed parties though, so getting to know upperclassmen is a must if you're about that life. Sororities are a different story; due to Pennsylvania law, there are no sorority houses, but sorority girls are good at getting the name out there. The sisterhood on campus is sometimes stronger than the brotherhood.

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  • 0
  • Kayla from Williamsville, NY
  • Nov-12-2013 I am a current student here

    The great thing about greek life here is it's an awesome experience if that's what you're into, but it's not the type of school where you HAVE to join to have fun.

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