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