About

Pitt: 225 Years of Building Better Lives

Pitt's Legacy

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Achievements & Honors

Pitt students, alumni, and faculty members have won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, Rhodes Scholarships, and NCAA championships, among many other honors.

 

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher portrait

Administration

The University's administration is led by Chancellor Patrick Gallagher and overseen by a Board of Trustees with input from faculty, staff, and student shared-governance organizations and support from various offices.

 

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Campuses

Take a photo tour and explore an interactive map the 132-acre Pittsburgh campus, located in the city's Oakland neighborhood. You can also search for specific buildings.

Pitt's regional campuses in Bradford, Greensburg, Johnstown, and Titusville offer the advantages and environment of liberal arts colleges along with the resources and prestige of a major research university.

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History

Founded in 1787, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. Pitt people have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.