Prospective Students

Eliza Schally, bioengineering, Class of 2019

"Pitt has a great sense of community. It's not competitive, people don't step all over each other to get to the top. There is also a great sense of pride; we know Pitt has a great reputation and we work hard to uphold that."
Sarah Klimek

Sarah Klimek, nursing, Class of 2017

"When you're in Oakland, you really feel like you are part of a community. Everyone is so genuine, and everyone wants you to succeed. I feel at home here no matter where I am, because we're all Pitt Panthers and we're here for each other."
Dan Fogelman

Dan Fogelman, marketing, Class of 2017

"Pitt physically embodies global awareness through its Nationality Classrooms and through extensive study-abroad programs. All of our international students and professors live and breathe Pittsburgh. It's so unique and incredible."
Rena Jiang

Rena Jiang, pre-pharmacy, Class of 2018

"I wasn't considering Pitt, but my parents brought me here, and after my tour I was hands-down going to Pitt. I could picture myself here and loved the feel of the campus and the vibe of the people. So I turned in my application and decided right then, 'If I get in, I am going to Pitt.'"
Brandon Scott

Brandon Scott, neuroscience/pre-medicine, Class of 2016

"The people here are the greatest you will ever meet, from your professors and advisors to your fellow students and friends. There are opportunities to foster connections with professors and learn what your next step should be."

Why Pitt?

We’re one of the world’s most respected and productive research universities.

Our talented, diverse, and high-achieving students learn from—and even collaborate on research with—world-renowned faculty members.

Our safe and healthy campuses offer plenty of opportunities for expanding your intellectual and cultural horizons, making new friends, and networking.

For students in the health sciences, our partnership with UPMC—one of the world’s leading medical centers—offers learning opportunities that can’t be found anywhere else.

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid

With one application, Pitt’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid will evaluate you for financial aid, admission to Pitt and its Honors College, and subsequent admission to certain graduate programs.

Although Pitt competes with the country’s top private universities, we offer public-university tuition. And about 70 percent of the students who apply for need-based financial aid receive it.

Campus Tour/Map

Visiting campus is the best way to learn about Pitt. The University offers a variety of campus-visit options to help students at different stages of the admissions process. Dozens of hotels are a short distance away from campus.

Take an online tour of the 132-acre Pittsburgh campus, located in the city's Oakland neighborhood. You can also search for specific buildings and get driving directions.

Student Life

Student life at Pitt balances fun with internships and other learning opportunities outside the classroom that will enhance your life and your job opportunities.

Our Pittsburgh campus is urban, but surrounded by parks. From our successful sports teams to hundreds of student organizations, Pitt never gives you an excuse to be bored. View a photo tour of campus.

Our hometown of Pittsburgh has been named the nation’s most livable city, offering great entertainment, shops, restaurants, theaters, museums, pro sports teams, and a lively social scene.

Undergraduate Research

As members of a top public research university, Pitt undergraduates can engage in exciting, life-changing research, scholarship, and creative projects with professors who are leaders in their fields.


Pitt is committed to developing students into global citizens. Many of our courses include international content, and study abroad is strongly encouraged. View our global map to see where Pitt students are studying and where Pitt faculty members are expanding the boundaries of knowledge.