Prospective Students

Joe Asfoura

Why I Came to Pitt: Joe Asfoura

"It was always evident how special a place the University of Pittsburgh is to me," says Joe (Class of 2014), who's majoring in nonfiction writing and business.
Kyle Anthony

Why I Came to Pitt: Kyle Anthony

"I knew that whatever my career goals were, Pitt had the resources to make all of my dreams come true while allowing me to have an incredible, world-class college experience," says Kyle, a Class of 2013 psychology major.
Sarah Honsaker

Why I Came to Pitt: Sarah Honsaker

"There are so many opportunities in research, internships, and volunteering. When I decided that medicine was the path for me, I knew that Pitt was my only option," says Sarah, a psychology (pre-med) major, Class of 2014.
Amanda Skopkowski

Why I Came to Pitt: Amanda Skopkowski

"As a student entering the medical field, I appreciated Pitt's strong science program and affiliation with UPMC, where I have been fortunate enough to volunteer and work as an undergrad," says Amanda, a Class of 2013 chemistry major.

Why Pitt?

We’re one of the world’s most respected and productive research universities.

Our talented, diverse, and high-achieving students learn from—and even collaborate on research with—world-renowned faculty members.

Our safe and healthy campuses offer plenty of opportunities for expanding your intellectual and cultural horizons, making new friends, and networking.

For students in the health sciences, our partnership with UPMC—one of the world’s leading medical centers—offers learning opportunities that can’t be found anywhere else.

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid

With one application, Pitt’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid will evaluate you for financial aid, admission to Pitt and its Honors College, and subsequent admission to certain graduate programs.

Although Pitt competes with the country’s top private universities, we offer public-university tuition. And about 70 percent of the students who apply for need-based financial aid receive it.



Campus Tour/Map

Visiting campus is the best way to learn about Pitt. The University offers a variety of campus-visit options to help students at different stages of the admissions process. Dozens of hotels are a short distance away from campus.

Take an online tour of the 132-acre Pittsburgh campus, located in the city's Oakland neighborhood. You can also search for specific buildings and get driving directions.


Student Life

Student life at Pitt balances fun and camaraderie with internships and other learning opportunities outside the classroom that will enhance your life and your job opportunities.

Our Pittsburgh campus is urban, but surrounded by parks. From our successful sports teams to hundreds of student organizations, Pitt never gives you an excuse to be bored. View a photo tour of campus.

Our hometown of Pittsburgh has been named the nation’s most livable city, offering great entertainment, shops, restaurants, theaters, museums, pro sports teams, and a lively social scene.

Undergraduate Research

As members of a top public research university, Pitt undergraduates can engage in exciting, life-changing research, scholarship, and creative projects with professors who are leaders in their fields.


Pitt is committed to developing students into global citizens. Many of our courses include international content, and study abroad is strongly encouraged. View our global map to see where Pitt students are studying and where Pitt faculty members are expanding the boundaries of knowledge.