"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."
Blake Eisenberg, communication/theatre arts, Class of 2016
"When I was looking at colleges, somebody told me, 'When you go to Pitt, you are handed the keys to the city of Pittsburgh.' It's absolutely true. If you're into sports, arts, exploring downtown, or just want to hang out in a local neighborhood, it's all within a five-minute radius."
Rena Jiang, pre-pharmacy, Class of 2018
"I wasn't considering Pitt, but my parents brought me here, and after my tour I was hands-down going to Pitt. I could picture myself here and loved the feel of the campus and the vibe of the people. So I turned in my application and decided right then, 'If I get in, I am going to Pitt.'"
Dan Fogelman, marketing, Class of 2017
"Pitt physically embodies global awareness through its Nationality Classrooms and through extensive study-abroad programs. All of our international students and professors live and breathe Pittsburgh. It's so unique and incredible."
Brandon Scott, neuroscience/pre-medicine, Class of 2016
"The people here are the greatest you will ever meet, from your professors and advisors to your fellow students and friends. There are opportunities to foster connections with professors and learn what your next step should be."
Sarah Klimek, nursing, Class of 2017
"When you're in Oakland, you really feel like you are part of a community. Everyone is so genuine, and everyone wants you to succeed. I feel at home here no matter where I am, because we're all Pitt Panthers and we're here for each other."
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.