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The University of Pittsburgh, also known as Pitt, is a non-sectarian, coeducational, independent, state-related, public research university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. It was founded in 1787. U. S. News and World Report (2006 edition) ranked it in the top 20 public universities. The university is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Business Administration
  • College of General Studies
  • Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA)
  • Graduate School of Public Health
  • Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Dental Medicine
  • School of Education
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
  • School of Information Sciences
  • School of Law
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Social Work
  • University Honors College
Pitt's sports teams are nicknamed the Pitt Panthers. They participate in the NCAA Division I (Division I-A for football) and in the Big East Conference.

Profile of University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus

University of Pittsburgh is in a large city, in Pittsburgh, PA. The school is classified as a public college. Students at University of Pittsburgh earn degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

There are more programs of study at the school than you'll find at most colleges of similar size. The most common major fields study at University of Pittsburgh include liberal arts.

University of Pittsburgh Selectivity

The school does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 560 to 660 for students at University of Pittsburgh. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 570 and 660.


One indicator of school quality is the number of students per professor, and here the school does well in comparison to most schools. Some professors at University of Pittsburgh are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members. Faculty salaries at the school are higher than most.

Student Enrolment

University of Pittsburgh, in 2007, had 27, 020 students (24, 194 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Most students at the school attend full-time. Athletic teams at University of Pittsburgh belong to the Big East Conference for major sports.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The University of Pittsburgh, founded in 1787, is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. As one of the nation's distinguished comprehensive universities, the resources of the University constitute an invaluable asset for the intellectual, economic, and social enrichment of Pennsylvania, while the international prestige of the University enhances the image of Pennsylvania throughout the world. The University's mission is to: Provide high-quality undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and professional fields, with emphasis upon those of special benefit to the citizens of Pennsylvania. offer superior graduate programs in the arts and sciences and the professions that respond to the needs of Pennsylvania, as well as to the broader needs of the nation and the world. Engage in research, artistic, and scholarly activities that advance learning through the extension of the frontiers of knowledge and creative endeavor. Cooperate with industrial and governmental institutions to transfer knowledge in science, technology, and health care. offer continuing education programs adapted to the personal enrichment, professional upgrading, and career advancement interests and needs of adult Pennsylvanians. Make available to local communities and public agencies the expertise of the University in ways that are consistent with the primary teaching and research functions and contribute to social, intellectual, and economic development in the Commonwealth, the nation, and the world. The trustees, faculty, staff, students, and administration of the University are dedicated to accomplishing this mission, to which they pledge their individual and collective efforts, determined that the University shall continue to be counted among the prominent institutions of higher education throughout the world. "

University of Pittsburgh Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts2, 045library science, speech and rhetoric, political science, creative writing, history, interdisciplinary studies, anthropology, economics, . . .
Business and Management933business management, accounting, marketing, finance, business, international business, organizational behavior, MIS
Education and Teaching676education, educational administration, physical education teaching, reading teaching, ESL instruction
Medicine544medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, public health courses, neuroscience, medical scientist, health professions, gerontology, . . .
Science515biology, chemistry, biological and physical sciences, physics, epidemiology, geological and earth sciences, biostatistics, bacteriology, . . .
Therapy and Counselling462psychology, educational psychology, physical therapy, clinical social work, medical ethids
Engineering431mechanical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, materials engineering, engineering physics, various engineering courses, . . .
Family and Social Work390social work, public administration, public policy analysis, social service professions
Nursing and Emergency Medicine306registered nursing, various nursing, nurse anesthetist, adult health nursing, nursing administration
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy257rehabilitation, occupational therapy, kinesiotherapy, dietitian, dietetics and clinical nutrition
Computer Science and Engineering216information science, computer science, computer engineering, computer networking, computer support
Medical Support and Technology161audiology and speech pathology, dental hygienist, clinical and medical lab science
Mathematics78mathematics, statistics, applied mathematics, mathematics and statistics
Security and Law Enforcement72corrections
Fine Arts70art history and criticism, fine arts
Photography and Commercial Art65film studies
Medical administration48medical records admin, health care administration, public health education, environmental health, occupational health
Media45mass communication
Religion and Philosophy26philosophy, religion, Jewish studies
Drama and Performing Arts20drama

Contact: University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus

4200 Fifth Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15260

General Phone: (412) 624-4141


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