Founded in 1787 as the Pittsburgh academy, the University of Pittsburgh is a 4-year state-related research institution. Pitt is composed of 16 colleges and universities granting undergraduate degrees in numerous academic majors and minors. The Pitt campus centers around the 535-foot Cathedral of Learning, the tallest educational building in the western hemisphere and the second largest in the world. As an historical university, Pitt is renowned as the site where Dr. Jonas Salk discovered the polio vaccine in 1955.
My decision to enroll at the University of Pittsburgh was the best I ever made. The incorporation of a college campus into a beautiful city cannot be found anywhere else. Its academics, athletics, extracurriculars, and city feel are unparalleled.
Austin from Erie, PA
Pitt literally has something for everyone. There are majors/minors/certificates in nearly anything you could think of, over 400 clubs, and Pittsburgh is a city that offers a wide variety of living arrangements, tons of restaurants, and entertainment/fun events every weekend. There are also endless resources to get you the internships, research, and volunteer experiences that will help you get a good job when you graduate.