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Undergrad Profile

It all comes together here. 

Think about everything you want from a college experience. Wrestling with big ideas, expanding your world, and discovering your passions. Living in an iconic American city buzzing with opportunity and adventure. Joining a tight-knit community that feels like home and becomes like family. You’ll find all of this and more at the University of Pittsburgh. It all comes together here. 

At Pitt you have access to 100+ majors, minors, and certificates; guaranteed internships at world-class corporations and organizations; undergraduate research projects alongside faculty who are changing the world; and a community of fellow students who are just as curious and ambitious as you are. You’ll be amazed by how a top 100 research university can put so much within reach—in ways that feel truly individualized. Build the knowledge, experience, and expertise you need to succeed in the future you want.




Reputation: Pitt is consistently ranked among the top 100 research universities in the world and is third among public universities for federal research funding. In 2015, USA Today named Pitt the #1 U.S. college to study the health professions.

True Value: For 10 consecutive years, the University of Pittsburgh has been named the top value among public colleges and universities in Pennsylvania by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. Considering the knowledge and experience you’ll get, an education at Pitt is time well spent.

Great Minds Up Close: Pitt has a 14:1 student-faculty ratio and a commitment to research and teaching. Our outstanding faculty thrive on sharing their expertise in the classroom. At Pitt you are never far from big thinking.

The City is Your Campus: Called the “most livable city” by Forbes and The Economist, Pittsburgh is a city that you will be happy to call home. There is something for everyone here: miles of green space, top-notch arts and entertainment, restaurants to rave about, amazing internship opportunities, and 89 unique neighborhoods to explore—each with a personality all their own.

Internships—Guaranteed: At Pitt we don’t just offer internships—we guarantee them for every student. Get connected to Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and top nonprofits.
Undecided: You may not know for sure what you want to study coming in to college, and that’s okay! At Pitt you’ll have plenty of resources at your fingertips so you can mix and match, experiment, and determine what’s best for you. College isn’t the time to limit yourself with “either/or.” It’s the time to explore.

Experience the World: Last year 1,707 Pitt students packed their bags to research, intern, and study in more than 75 countries around the world. The University Center for International Studies brings the world to you through academic programs and outstanding global events on campus.

Panther Community: At graduation you’ll join a worldwide network of more than 303,000 powerful Pitt alumni. A Pitt degree will take you places: from landing that first job (87% of alumni are employed full-time or enrolled in graduate school within six months) to taking the lead in business, medicine, government, and research around the world.

Hail to Pitt: Much more than a rallying cheer for Pitt’s 17 Division I sports teams, Hail to Pitt is an expression of pride and affection for a place where you can have it all: the excitement of urban living with 450+ acres of green space, career-boosting internships, quiet nights studying in the Hogwarts-like Cathedral of Learning, academic rigor, and unforgettable memories
an unapologetically fun student body.

Want to know what it’s like to be a Pitt student? Follow our Pitt Student Voices team for an inside look at life at Pitt from a variety of unique perspectives. Follow these Pitt students on Instagram and Twitter for a glimpse into their day-to-day life in class, on campus, and exploring the city of Pittsburgh. Use #MyPittStory to find and follow them! 

Across Pennsylvania
The University of Pittsburgh has five campuses. The Pittsburgh campus is the largest campus, with 17,000 undergraduates. With additional majors offered at the Bradford, Greensburg, Johnstown, and Titusville campuses, you will find what you are looking for at Pitt. If city living isn’t your style, one of our regional campuses with picturesque settings will surely fit your college dreams.