- #47 Ranking
- Public Institution Type
Founded in 1787, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. Pitt people have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.
Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 63 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.
As members of a top public research university, Pitt undergraduates can engage in research, scholarship, and creative projects with faculty members who are leaders in their fields. Read more about undergraduate research opportunities.
The University's administration is led by Chancellor Patrick Gallagher and overseen by a Board of Trustees with input from faculty, staff, and student shared-governance organizations and support from various offices.
Pitt offers a wide range of housing options. Our residence halls featuring online network access, study and recreation lounges, fitness centers, coffee carts, and special academic communities.
The University's Off-Campus Living Department provides students with the information and tools to successfully reside in off-campus accommodations. Explore the department's Renters’ Guide, apartment listings, roommate matching, and landlord services.
Dozens of hotels near the Pittsburgh campus offer lodging for visitors and for students before they settle into long-term housing.
Pitt’s University Library System (ULS) is the 22nd-largest academic library system in North America. It includes 15 libraries and collections and holds more than 6.4 million volumes and specialized collections including the Archive of Scientific Philosophy and the Archives of Industrial Society, as well as major foreign-language materials from around the world totaling 1.4 million volumes.
We are your primary source for high-quality medical care and health education during your years at Pitt. Our facility is fully accredited, and we employ a team of dedicated professionals who can serve a wide range of your healthcare needs. Our services will enhance your living and learning experience, and contribute to your holistic well-being.
Take a 360-degree virtual tour or a photo tour and explore an interactive map of the 132-acre Pittsburgh campus, located in the city's Oakland neighborhood. You can also search for specific buildings.
Pitt's regional campuses in Bradford, Greensburg, Johnstown, and Titusville offer the advantages and environment of liberal arts colleges along with the resources and prestige of a major research university.
Our Club Sports Program is dedicated to providing students safe opportunities for participation in a wide variety of competitive, recreational, and instructional sport activities. Club sports offer leadership opportunities and team-building experiences, as each club is organized, managed, and led by students. To support club sport activity and growth, we provide access to campus recreation facilities and services.
Student organizations play a major role in our active and vibrant campus community. Our Student Organization Resource Center (SORC) is here to ensure that our 600+ student organizations have the support they need to operate at the highest level.
The University of Pittsburgh, including its School of Medicine is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition, the School of Medicine is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education of the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association and by the Executive Council of the Association of American Medical Colleges.