University of Pittsburgh

country rank  43
world rank  49

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University Overview

Founded in 1787, University of Pittsburgh is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium city of Pittsburgh (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Pennsylvania. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Greensburg, Johnstown, Bradford, Titusville. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, University of Pittsburgh is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Pittsburgh offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 233 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Founded 1787
Motto Veritas et Virtus
Truth and Virtue
Colours Blue and gold

University Location

Address 4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh (population range: 250,000-499,999)
15260 Pennsylvania
United States
T +1 (412) 624 4141
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Other locations Greensburg, Johnstown, Bradford, Titusville

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office 4227 Fifth Avenue, 1st Floor, Alumni Hall
Pittsburgh 15260
+1 (412) 624 7488

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 30,000-34,999
Academic Staff 4,500-4,999
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of Pittsburgh's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education CCNE; Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business AACSB International; Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs AANA; Engineering Accreditation Commission EAC of ABET

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of American Universities (AAU)
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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Site last updated: Thursday, 30 July 2020