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Think about everything you want from a college experience. Wrestling with big ideas, expanding your world, and discovering your passions. 


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.

 


AT A GLANCE

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

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.

The City is Your Campus: Called the “most livable city” by Forbes and The Economist, Pittsburgh is a city you will be happy to call home.

Medical School—Guaranteed: Pitt applicants are automatically reviewed for guaranteed admission to one of our 13 top-ranked graduate and professional schools, including Communication Science, Dental Medicine, Health Information Systems, Medicine, Nursing, Nutrition and Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, and Public Health. The Medical School guarantee is our most competitive, and the application deadline is December 1.

Think + Do: Challenge yourself in rigorous academic courses. Do research alongside professors who are making a difference in their field of study. Gain clinical experience at more than 550 sites. You will leave Pitt with the knowledge and confidence that only comes with experience.
Ready for Graduate School: Pitt health professions advising staff are with you from day one, and they are committed to helping you prepare for medical school or other graduate programs in the health professions.

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.

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 with an unapologetically fun student body.

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. 

Health Science Majors at Pitt
• Athletic Training*
• Bioengineering
• Bioinformatics
• Chemistry (Bioscience Track)
• Communication Science*
• Doctor of Pharmacy*
• Emergency Medicine*
• Health and Physical Activity*
• Health Information Management*
• Health Services, Bachelor of Arts*
• Health Services, Bachelor of Science*
• Microbiology
• Molecular Biology
• Natural Sciences (Pre-med Track)*
• Neuroscience
• Nursing
• Nutrition and Dietetics*
• Rehabilitation Science*
• Social Work
• Sociology

* Students in these programs start out in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and apply to transfer into the major program in their junior year once they have earned the necessary prerequisites. 

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