University of Pittsburgh

Established in 1787

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Welcome to the University of Pittsburgh

Home of the mighty Panthers. Where the main focus is you and helping you find the right major and practicing job-seeking skills, so you're mentally prepared. Pitt is a state-related research school that have over 6,699 staff working full time to help you feel right at home. The student to faculty ratio is 14:1 and the professors are all there to help you get the best education and knowledge needed to be successful.

"We strive to help every student find the right profession and thrive after graduation"

About the University

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Admission Requirements

  • Complete online application for admission
  • $45 application fee
  • High School official transcript or Self-Reported Academic Record
  • Recommended
  • Letters of Recommendation (Submit responses to short answer questions and use that space to explain what most people would cover in a letter)

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available for all incoming students. Pitt wants you to be able to study for your major without worrying about your debt. They will make it affordable for you by making payment arrangements with you.

  1. Apply to Pitt—Follow the instructions and submit your application.
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.


  • 4 Regional campuses
  • have numerous institutes
  • over 5 different centers
  • over 200 degree programs
  • over 15 different libraries
  • more than 100 digital collections containing photos, manuscripts, book and article texts, government documents and other materials
  • have many career resources for graduate students searching for job help


  • There are over 75 different majors to choose from
  • school helps you guide you towards the right path
Most popular majors are:

  • Arts & Science
  • Business
  • Dental Medical
  • Engineer
  • Informational Science
  • law
  • Medicine (PhD and/or M)
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Public and International Affairs
  • Public Health
  • Social Work
Pitt Traditions

Student Life

  • You'll be sure to feel right at home
  • Many traditions and ways to get involved with Pitt
  • Over 4,000 students contribute to community service per year
  • Pitts social work students-interns devote over 300,00 hours to human service


  • Baseball
  • Basketball (both a men's and women's team)
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Softball
  • Soccer (both a men's and women's team)
  • Swimming/Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track+Field
  • Wrestling
  • Volleyball


  • Aviation and Racing
  • Cheerleading
  • E-Sports club
  • Ice Hockey club
  • Inline Hockey'
  • Karate club
  • Lacrosse club
  • Outdoors clubs
  • Rowing club
  • Rugby Football club
  • Ski and Board club
  • Tennis club
  • Ultimate Frisbee club

Fraternities and Soroities

  • Kappa Zeta
  • Phi Sigma Sigma
  • Delta Chi
  • Delta Sigma Chi
  • Kappa Delta Rho
  • Sigma Tau Gamma
  • Interfraternity council


  • Primary Freshman housing options
  • Upperclassman housing options
  • Graduate student housing options
  • Gender Neutral Housing
  • Living Learning Communities
  • Off-Campus living
  • University owned apartments
University of Pittsburgh

Is this school for me?

After researching and looking for things I must have at my future college in order for me to be successful, I think the University of Pittsburgh might just be it. They tuition seems reasonable, it has tutoring centers to help me if I'm struggling, It has the major I'm considering and if I change my mind they have my second and third choice, they offer financial aid, they have many programs that I can get involved with, and since I want to possibly major is social work they have programs that can help me experience with different types of kids and what they go through. It's out of state so I would have to live on campus, but I have wide variety on where I want to live. The school seems like the type that wants to make sure you're comfortable and are on the right path. They want all their students to be successful in the end. I feel like this University is a good fit for me, but I'm still looking something closer.