University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

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Dear Future, I am Ready.

You have personal passions and a distinct point of view. We say, bring it on. Let yourself venture into new experiences in an environment that encourages individuality and promotes diversity and debate—living in an iconic American city buzzing with opportunity and adventure; joining a tight-knit community that feels like home and becomes like family.

At the University of Pittsburgh, you’ll find yourself with other students who lean into what’s next, ready to create a future for themselves and impact the world around them. You’ll 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.  

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Across Pennsylvania
The University of Pittsburgh has five campuses. The Pittsburgh campus is the largest, with 19,000+ undergraduates. With additional bachelor’s degrees offered at the Bradford, Greensburg, and Johnstown campuses, you’ll find what you’re 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. 

True value
Pitt is regularly included in The Princeton Review’s annual “Best Value Colleges” list, a distinction awarded to schools that offer affordable tuition and stellar academic programs while creating strong career prospects for graduates. Considering the knowledge and experience you’ll get, an education at Pitt is time well spent.

The city is your campus
Called a “Most Livable City” by the Economist’s “Global Liveability Index,” Pittsburgh is a city you’ll be happy to call home. 

Medical school—guaranteed
When you apply to Pitt, you can request to be 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, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, and Public Health. 

Think and do
Challenge yourself in rigorous academic courses. Do research alongside professors who are making a difference in their fields of study. Gain clinical experience. You’ll leave Pitt with the knowledge and confidence that only come 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
Pitt students can choose from study abroad opportunities 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 331,800+ powerful Pitt alumni. A Pitt degree will take you places, from landing that first job (94% of alumni are employed full-time or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation) 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.



Pitt is consistently ranked among the top 100 research universities in the world.


#15 in Best Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Programs | U.S. News & World Report


U.S. News & World Report places Pitt among the top 20 US public universities.

Health Science Majors at Pitt

• Athletic Training* 
• Bioengineering 
• Bioinformatics 
• Chemistry (Bioscience Track) 
• Communication Science* 
• Doctor of Pharmacy*
• Health & Physical Activity* 
• Health Informatics* 
• Health Services, Bachelor of Arts*
• Health Services, Bachelor of Science* 
• Microbiology 
• Molecular Biology 
• Natural Sciences (Pre-med Track)* 
• Neuroscience 
• Nursing 
• Nutrition Science*
• Psychology
• 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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