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About University of Pittsburgh
  • Year of Foundation 1787
  • Size of Campus 132 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master, Post Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 17,024
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 51% 49% 19%OUS
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $13,344 In state, $23,042 Out of state
  • Room and Board $8,900
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee $45
  • Enrollment No. 17,682
The University of Pittsburgh, commonly referred to as Pitt, is a state-related research university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. Founded as Pittsburgh Academy in 1787 on what was then the American frontier, Pitt is one of the oldest continuously chartered institutions of higher education in the United States. Pitt evolved into the Western University of Pennsylvania with an alteration to its charter in 1819, and upon relocating to its current campus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh in 1908, the school received its current moniker, the University of Pittsburgh. For most of its history Pitt was a private institution, until it became part of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education in 1966. Pitt has consistently placed in the top cluster of U.S. public research universities and among the overall top 25 research universities according to the Center for Measuring University Performance.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frat chapter houses 7
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Major events on campus, during the past year, include: Fall Fest, where the street outside the William Pitt Union is shut down and students can "break it down" with interactive activities, novelties, and live music; the one of its kind homecoming event tha
  • Percent students who are frat members 9%
  • Number of honor societies There are 17 honorary organizations. These include: Alpha Sigma Lambda, Beta Beta Beta, Blue and Gold Society, Chi Epsilon, Freedom Honor and Mentoring Society, Golden Key International Honor Society, Lambda Pi Eta - Omicron Psi Chapter, Lambda Sigma Honor
  • Number of students in fraternities 16
  • Number of sororities 11
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) There are 21 religious organizations. These include: Agape Christian Ministry, Alpha Omega, Ambassadors for Christ, Anointed Steps of Faith, Art of Living, Campus Crusade for Christ, Chabad House, Chi Alpha Christian Fellow
  • Other on-campus organizations 1%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 9%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) There are 34 ethnic and nationality organizations. Ankur: Indian Graduate Students Association of Pittsburgh, Arabic Cultural Organization, Asian Student Alliance, Asian Law Student Association, African Students Organizatio
  • Setting Urban
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 16
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
  • Distance to nearest bus Pittsburgh (3)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Pittsburgh (suburban) (15)
  • Distance to nearest train Pittsburgh (3)
Student Housing
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 14%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 44%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 21%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 30
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 22%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 1%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (73%), women's dorms (10%), sorority housing (2%), fraternity housing (2%), other housing options (13%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 42%
Campus Services
  • Museums Stephen Foster Memorial (a theatre performance hall); John M. and Gertrude E. Petersen Events Center (opened in 2003, this venue is designed for Pitt's NCAA-Division I basketball, commencement, and concert events); the Pittsburgh Campus is adjacent to Pi
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 986,084
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 10,500
  • Computer Courses No
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 4,411,596
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 800
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in some classrooms, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number of e-books 204,882
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 670
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number Of Microforms 6,099,571
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 2,600
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 1,000
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help math, writing, study skills
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, older student, psychological
  • Library Facilities 100%
  • Number Of Subscriptions 42,323
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Online Course Registration Available No
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
Student Employment and Career
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Abercrombie and Fitch,American Express,Beard Miller,Bechtel Bettis,Carnegie Mellon, Carnegie Museum of Art, Cerner,Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Citizens Bank,CVS, DeLoitte,Delta Airport Consultants,Department of Defense, Department of Human Services
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Student Employment Federal
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 6,200
  • Employed Students after 1 year 77%
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Metropolis