"Pitt has a great sense of community. It's not competitive, people don't step all over each other to get to the top. There is also a great sense of pride; we know Pitt has a great reputation and we work hard to uphold that."
Cole Bryan, computer science, Class of 2020
"I love the atmosphere of Pitt's campus. We have a strong sense of pride and we are also very collaborative. Students want to help each other, and we have a great sense of community."
Kendall Oakley, communication rhetoric/nonfiction writing, Class of 2019
"Pitt has a very engaged student body. The community here is really collaborative and everyone you'll meet wants you to succeed. Even though Pitt is a large school, it really feels like a family."
Adwait Shukla, finance/psychology/marketing, Class of 2019
"The opportunities that will come your way because of Pitt's reputation are endless. I have received internship offers because it says 'University of Pittsburgh' on my résumé. The name has weight to it."
Dylan Woods, nursing, Class of 2019
"Our campus has the perfect mix. It has both a strong community and an intense academic drive. If you are interested in something — inside or outside the classroom — Pitt has it available for you."
Bradley Alderama, electrical engineering, Class of 2019
"Pitt is what you make of it. If you want to challenge yourself, you can find a lot of opportunities here. Co-ops, internships, and more. If you are motivated for something, you can find it."
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.