School Overview

The University of Pittsburgh, also known as Pitt, is a state research institution located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The University of Pittsburgh was founded in 1787 as Pittsburgh Academy. In 1819, Pittsburgh Academy changed into the Western University of Pennsylvania, and in 1908 became The University of Pittsburgh. Pitt was a private university from the time that it was founded until 1966, when it became a member of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education.

Pitt offers bachelor's, masters, professional, and doctoral degrees. Certificate degrees are also offered. Pitt’s academic programs are offered through the universities following academic units:

  • College of Business Administration
  • School of Dental Medicine
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
  • College of Business Administration
  • School of Education
  • College of General Studies
  • Swanson School of Engineering
  • University Honors College
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
  • School of Law
  • School of Information Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Public Health
  • School of Public & International Affairs
  • School of Social Work


School Details

Location: 4200 Fifth Avenue,Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Religious Affiliation: Not applicable

Sector & Type: Public, Not-for-profit

Military Support:

  • Credit for Training
  • Dedicated POC
  • Member of SOC
  • Recognized SVO
  • Yellow Ribbon

Highest Offering: Doctorate

Accreditation & Licensing

Middle States Commission on Higher Education



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